I wrote about the Congo a few posts ago, and I have continued to correspond with the young Congolese man I met in December at Kakuma. I spent some time this afternoon looking for possible scholarships (Peterson's has a surprisingly large collection of scholarship for non-US citizens attending non-US schools), but I also came across an interesting projectFriends of the Congo. This 501.c.3 based in Washington DC is trying to do things like raise money to send kids to school (primary and secondary, but not post-secondary), build an Internet Learning Center in Kinshasa, support a health clinic, etc..
For any professorati reading, they also have a speakers bureau--invite a Congolese speaker to your campus. They suggest starting a blog to follow news about the Congo; first-year comp classes with an inquiry-based focus could sure learn a lot about research and the Congo (or Africa more generally) by taking up a task like this.