Espérance (Hope) Kanyere is a Congolese sister, a member of the Congregation of the Ursuline Sisters of Tildonk in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, in Goma, the North-Kivu province. After working in the Ursuline school's accounting department for ten years, she did graduate work in French African languages. Currently she works at Saint Ursule High School, teaching French in the morning, and in the afternoon teaching and mentoring neighborhood girls who have not had the chance to finish high school.

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Afterschool teaching helped students soar

In 2005, I was on mission to mentor teachers at a high school in in Kalima, in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The very first time I met with the sixth level students, I cried for some of them, because they were unable to read or write.