Centre for Research and Community Development

Committed to research-development approach involving local communities not only as beneficiaries but also as full partners the research center works as a bridge between local community’s daily experience and academics. Knowledge sharing takes place at this learning intersection for sustainable partnership. The center provides the university with research and development projects. In turn, UEMI staff (professors, students and others) bring their expertise and technical skills to their implementations. Local communities and other local partners with whom the center works, bring their local knowledge to the success of the programs. In this collaboration, UEMI plays the role of legal and scientific adviser of the center.

Among community programs supervised by the university under the center are: University clinic, primary and secondary schools, adult classes and theology of work training, agricultural and environment programs, and youth summer camp, orphans and vulnerable children’s school fund. The African proverb: "I am because we are" says it all. Through the center, The Mpore Merit Funds is created to help pupils and students in Eben-Ezer family unable to pay their fees. These are mainly orphans, other vulnerable children and girls who demonstrate social needs and who keep their good academic performance.  LaOlam Ministry has been working along with Eben-Ezer University on programs of Children Fund, Youth Summer Camp and Adult Training programs. Planning and development activities are of the University and the communities are also supervised here with the support of the office of the University president.

Knowledge, Awareness, and Perception of Minembwe Reproductive Age Women

Knowledge, Awareness, and Perception of Minembwe Reproductive Age Women on the Use of Modern Contraceptive Method

Freddy Rukema Kaniki

Abstract:-The struggle to have a choice whenever women and girls want to control pregnancy has been a great challenge as far as human history. The majority of rural women in sub-Saharan Africa have little or inadequate information on modern birth control. This study was conducted to assess the knowledge, awareness, and perception of Minembwe women of reproductive age on the use of modern contraceptive methods. This was a descriptive study that collected primary data through a structured questionnaire distributed to women who consented to participate in the study and data collected was analyzed using IBM-SPSS version 21.0. There were 370 participants of which the... Read More

Modern Birth Control Methods, a Discourse of a Sub-Saharan African Rural Community

Modern Birth Control Methods, a Discourse of a Sub-Saharan African Rural Community: The Case of Minembwe, Drc

Freddy Rukema Kaniki, Lazare Sebitereko Rukundwa

The decision for couples to freely choose the number of children and spacing pregnancies continue to be an issue in some settings, particularly in the African context where traditional culture, religious belief, social environment, and gender equity deeply continue to influence lifestyle and health behaviors. This matters as it reflects the extent to which women have the...  Read More