Because of past civil unrest, the DR Congo is in dire need of rebuilding, not only of its infrastructure and economic sector, but also its social and moral fiber. Much of the population is disheartened, disillusioned, psychologically and emotionally wounded, and sees no hope for change. Among its programs, Espoir Congo aims to equip youth with the skills, training and motivation to make a difference in their communities.
The goal is for young people to be role models in their communities, and become mentors to inspire others to do the same. Students launch out into various humanitarian initiatives, such as hospital visitation, utilizing musical therapy to lift the spirits of those interned.
When an explosion took place in Brazzaville, a disaster relief team was organized to assist refugees and victims from the massive explosion. They also visited the wounded in two of the main hospitals.
Most graduates of the program become instructors and are now holding new training sessions for other young groups in various parts of Kinshasa, as well as visiting hospitals and bringing help to the needy.
As an aspect of the Youth Motivational Program, Espoir Congo launched an English Conversation Club to enable young adults to gain and improve their English language skills as a benefit in progressing in their professional lives.