KASAI – Friday 15th December 2017 was the start of the holidays at the Musue Bionso Primary School in Mulombela, a village situated 20km from Kananga. he students and teachers did not know then that they would not be able to return to the classroom after the holidays.
YOUNG REPORTER – In this article, I am going to tell you the story of a child I met at the General Hospital of Bunia. Bahati, 10, is one of thousands of children who fled the intercommunal violence in the Ituri Province.
YOUNG REPORTER – “When it rains, we dismiss the students to their homes seeing as the roofs of our rooms are made of straw. We cannot resist bad weather since the walls do not exist either”
YOUNG REPORTERS – Despite the efforts of the Provincial Government and its partners in the implementation of projects and programmes to improve the situation of mothers and children, the rights of children in Ituri Province are not fully respected.
KASAI – Kamiji Territory, situated in Lomami Province, was the scene of clashes between the security forces and Kamuina Nsapu militants. The violence forced entire populations to hide in the brush, far from basic services. During these months, the children were unable to continue their education.
BLOG – Bipendu is just eight years old. Her happy face tells the story of a child who is going back to school.
TESTIMONY – Tradition has so far prevailed over education in Kwilu. Community workers does not lower the arm to promote education in Kwilu.
KASAI – For the last several weeks, a sense of hope has returned to Kanzala, on the outskirts of Tshikapa, capital of the Kasai Province. Children have made their way back to school thanks to a temporary school set up in UNICEF tents.
YOUNG REPORTER – Busime is a 16-year-old girl from the Walungu territory of South Kivu. I met her in Bukavu where, alongside her brother, she sells carrots. She does this work so that she can pay her school fees. This is her story.
Everyone has a role to play in educating children. Find out about the activities of the door-to-door campaign around 200 km from Bunia.