What we do

Rune Edvardsen, the founder and head of The Dina Foundation retrieves raped girls of Congo's forests.

Sexually abused girls in the DRC

1.100 women and girls, even infants, are being sexually abused in the Democratic Republic of the Congo each day. There are numerous of girls in need of help and care this very moment.

In the most war-ravaged areas The Dina Foundation has established two centers for girls who have been sexually abused. In these two places 270 girls receive help, care, and a new beginning. The Dina Foundation is their only hope and opportunity and the foundation desires to expand one of the centers so that even more girls may receive the necessary help.

Two girls at the school in Goma, DR Congo.

3000 poor children are given an education

The Dina Foundation has established several schools as a means to give children an education. Here the children obtain knowledge that in turn may help the avoid poverty, stay healthy, and have hope for their future.

The Dina Foundation ambulance on Zanzibar, in Tanzania.

Health care to the destitute, the catastrophe afflicted and the poor families

The Foundation provides support to:

  • Sexually abused children and women in need of surgical help following sexual violence
  • A hospital in Eastern Congo
  • A mobile clinic on Zanzibar
  • Two clinics in Indonesia
Rune Edvardsen, the head of The Dina Foundation.

Peace work

The Dina Foundation runs an ongoing peace work in war-torn areas and facilitates conflict solving between opposing groups.