River of Hope" since 2010 in DRC

Our Story NPO  "Center Tala Mosika" - look beyond

We are here to empower them and assist them to help themselves. Workshops, Coaching & Training offered worldwide – in person or online!  

Claudia Doron über "River of Hope"


"Wir alle träumen von Frieden, Freiheit, Gleichheit, Gerechtigkeit und dem Ende von Hunger und Unwissenheit. Die Verwirklichung dieser Träume ist zum Teil möglich, aber wir können die Welt nicht über Nacht verändern. Machen Sie stattdessen kleine Schritte und  nehmen Sie einen Tag nach dem anderen in Angriff. 


Hoffnung schenken. Das macht River of Hope !

Claudia Doron on "River of Hope"


"We all dream of peace, freedom, equality, justice and the end of hunger and ignorance. The realization of these dreams is partly possible, but we cannot change the world overnight. Instead, take small steps and one day at a time, setting an example for future generations.



Give hope. River of Hope does just that!

I founded together with Jake and my father the small non-profit association “River of Hope” registered in Switzerland. We kicked-off the project in Congo in 2010 without a cent and 2 suitcases filled with 46kg of football material.


In December 2012, we purchased in Selo, Kasangulu, Bas Congo, in the outskirts of Kinshasa,    4ha land. In Spring 2013 we could straight away start the construction of the center" Talal Mosika " thanks to all the sponsors and foundations. It is hard to believe that in fall 2015, just after 2 ½ years we inaugurated our 7th building & 2 converted containers. Of course, we still have a lot planned but now the infrastructure is such that the program can start holistically. With the aim of stimulating the local economy with a micro-economic approach in order to achieve sustainability are already the first success stories. It clearly requires a lot of patience and time, training, and discussions with the local people. There needs to be a rethink, so that they can free themselves from the cycle of poverty with our assistance.

Im 2010 habe ich mit Jake und meinem Vater, den gemeinnützigen und steuerbefreiten Verein

“River of Hope” in Buchs/SG, Schweiz gegründet. Wir begannen im Jahr 2010 ohne einen Cent und 46 Kg Fussballmaterial mit dem Fußballprogramm.


Im Dezember 2012 kauften wir in Selo außerhalb Kinshasa, DRC, 4ha Land. Im Frühjahr 2013 konnten wir mit dem Bau des Zentrums "Tala Mosika" starten und im Herbst 2015, nach nur 2 1/2 Jahren weihten wir bereits unser 7tes Gebäude & 2 umgebaute Containers ein. (Krankenstation, Küche mit Speisesaal, Schulzimmer für Primar- und technische Oberstufe, Unterkunft für Lehrer, Internat, Shop und Snackbar). Wir kurbeln die Wirtschaft in einer armen und vernachlässigten Region mit einem mikro-ökonomischen Ansatz an umso die lokale Bevölkerung nachhaltig zu stärken. Um die Armut zu bekämpfen braucht es sehr viel Geduld, Einfühlungsvermögen, Vertrauen und Bildung damit die Bevölkerung versteht, dass sie was ändern können und vor allem ihren Kindern eine Zukunftsperspektive ermöglichen können.


empower people to become the driving force of their own development.

This workshop is designed for people who, wish or are active in developing countries. The aim is to improve communication and to better understand the daily issues of your local team. 


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People themselves need to be the driving force of their own development, 

otherwise non of the investments and inputs will bring lasting improvements. 

What are the challenges of operating in developing countries? And the most important question is how do we instill hope in them become partners in their own development. 


Your native team has…

…deeply rooted ethnical traditions & strong religious beliefs. 

…a slower pace of time and simpler life style “we have the watches – they have the time”.

…their own way of expressing themselves through their specific language and gestures.


Our role is to find out how we can…

… best offer them our help without creating dependency.

… understand their needs from their perspective.

… encourage them to take action on these needs in their own way and not ours.

… get them to trust the well-intentioned help we are offering. 

… support them in discovering their own resources.


These are profound questions to answer from a US/THEM perspective. 

In order to motivate and empower our local partners, and make sure they are not only spectators, we need to give them the tools to communicate with us on the same eye-level, and make them see that their experience and know-how is important for success. With a solution-focused approach, we can inspire and encourage the team to activate their inner power, go new ways, and discover the unexpected.


The process

This process is great, where you face social and cultural differences and where words are not enough to describe something concrete, where one doesn’t get any further by talking only, or when you need a new perspective and a different point of view is required. It frees you from the usual patterns of thinking, and allows you to go new ways.


People themselves need to be the driving force of their own development,

otherwise non of the investments and inputs will bring lasting improvements. 



River of Hope is active since 2010 in DR Congo

Claudia Doron

Founder & Project Manager

Workshop in Kinshasa, DR Congo

Workshop & Coaching with my team in Congo. Where do we stand now, and where would we like to go. Important to find out what each department (School, Health Care, Kitchen, Agriculture etc) has to do to achieve the same goal. Working in teams and bringing them all together was a challenge but wonderful at the same time. 


People themselves need to be the driving force of their own development,

otherwise non of the investments and inputs will bring lasting improvements. 

Workshop in South Africa

I coached Gaby on how to break the ice with her team and rebuild trust "Gaby at 12th" in South Africa.

Gaby's Message: We had to break the ice and rebuild trust. To set expectations and facilitate the discussion, I introduced a card game called “Point of You”. This helped create an open team environment: how we felt about the last year, the present, and necessary actions to move forward. 


We articulated our differences and similarities. Because of our common values & beliefs, we are strong. Because of our differences, we are creative. 


Diversity and inclusion became the theme – how we could make the most of our collective life experiences, cultures, and drive to make a difference.


We laughed, cried, brainstormed and made plans for 2017/2018.

One thing is for sure – Gabi On 12th is going to be a success no matter what!