CongoCanoeChallenge‬ 2015 has begun! from HandUp Congo on Vimeo.

Come on board for the ‪#‎CongoCanoeChallenge‬. Dr. Vera Sistenich talks about the journey the CCC group from Australia is about to embark on.


CCC2015 team – Maureen Burdynski, Chris Coombes, Lucy Hobgood-Brown, Dr Grace Maano and Dr Vera Sistenich.


Support a team of Australian volunteers, including two Rotarians and two doctors, who are making a 600 km river journey in August 2015. The team is focused on providing medical training to a remote community of 6000 people, accessible only by canoe. We will navigate three mighty rivers in a motorized dugout canoe to work side by side with Congolese community leaders on projects we’ve helped build since 2005.

Training will include:
• Neonatal emergency care
• Ebola prevention
• Family planning
• Trauma management

Cheer on Maureen Burdynski, Chris Coombes, Lucy Hobgood-Brown, Dr Grace Maano and Dr Vera Sistenich! Follow our adventures on and facebook.

Donate any amount to benefit grassroots medical care in remote Equateur Province communities. 100% goes to charitable, non-profit projects.

HandUp Congo does not accept donations directly. Instead, Global Ministries and RAWCS (see below) support HandUp Congo by accepting donations.

North American donors: Please donate online or by cheque: Global Ministries
Designate to “Africa” and in the Project /Partner box note “Congo Canoe Challenge”.
Australian donors: Please donate online to Rotary Australia World Community Service –
Designate to “Congo Canoe Challenge – Project 20 2013-14”.
Australian and American donors can receive tax deductibility.

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Champions of the Congo Canoe Challenge 2015

August 22 2015
From CCC2015 Team member Maureen Burdynski