CHILD REPORTER – My colleague José and I, Melina, are 16 years old. We are child reporters in Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of Congo. We decided to go meet child street vendors in the streets of our town. Why are they working instead of studying? This is our report.
CHILD REPORTER – Disguised begging continues to grow. Numerous children are looking for a giving hand in Kiwanja, an important city at about 70 kilometres North of Goma. Not acting as adults would do, children proceed in their own way…
YOUNG REPORTER – UNICEF organised an art competition for artists of the Academy of Fine Arts, on the occasion of its 70th anniversary. The competition aimed to depict children’s rights in the DRC in works of art.
NEWS – Since 2014, the city of Goma in North Kivu, hosts every year the Amani festival, internationally known for its promotion of the culture of peace. Elodie, 14, and Child Reporter, narrates her participation in the three days of the festival!
PARTICIPATION – This century, one thing is certain: social networks, blogs, in fact all online expression has become an undeniably valuable way of sharing, expressing oneself and communicating. In this article, I will explain my journey as a blogger and tell you what I think of the blog.
YOUNG REPORTER – Practicing capoeira in the DRC puts a new smile on the faces of the children who have suffered under the armed forces and armed groups. Nadia explains why we must never give up!
YOUNG REPORTER – At 12 years of age, having lost both parents, Trésor* joined the FRPI, an active armed group in the north-east of the DRC. Very sad, he talks to me about his memories of a life as a child soldier and what he has become today. The moving story of Trésor, 17 years old, resembles that of hundreds of former child soldiers.
PARTICIPATION – Nicolas, 17 years old was invited to talk about the involvement of children in the retroactive registration of births in DRC.
YOUNG REPORTER – In another blog, I brought us to Ituri’s mining zones where many children are exploited in the mining quarries. This time, I am reporting on the on-goings of Lake Albert, where children work to assure their survival. In this zone, the hope of the entire family rests upon fishing.
BEST OF 2016 – Find more about Jean Paul Luketo’s big appeal concerning dignified learning conditions for children in his province