YOUNG REPORTER – From Monday to Saturday, Mave go in class but in order to pay her school fees, she wakes up every Sunday at 4 am to to sell cassava leaves.
EMERGENCIES – It was essential that the Young Reporters be briefed in the first few days so that they could mobilize without delay. Some children were a little reluctant… they knew nothing about Ebola, but after some explanation, fear gave way to motivation.
YOUNG REPORTER – Too many children in our province are out of school, lack access to proper sanitation, are unhealthy, etc. The North Kivu children cannot have a proper childhood because of the climate of many years of conflict.
EMERGENCIES – When I heard the news on the radio around 6 pm that day, I felt hijacked. I was scared because it’s was happening right next to Mbandaka. There’s only about a hundred kilometers between my house and Bikoro, the epicenter of the epidemic.
YOUNG REPORTERS – Walking through the streets of Bunia, we noticed something which shocked us: games stalls were being frequented by children, even though gambling is something normally reserved for adults.
YOUNG REPORTER – Since 1993, 22nd March has been dedicated to the celebration of World Water Day. This year, the Young Reporters, in partnership with the Ituri listeners club for children, have come together for the treatment, preservation and importance of water.
CHILD REPORTER – I would like to share with all readers some sad realities that young girls live on a daily basis, which stem from the occurrence of menstruation. I write this article with the hope that, from where you are, you will act in their favour.
YOUNG REPORTER – The street has become the only family for many children across the DRC. Traditionally called ‘shegués’, these street children nonetheless have the right to enjoy a decent life and a better family than the street can provide.
YOUNG REPORTER – As a consequence of the unfortunate events which are taking place in Ituri, thousands of the province’s children are being deprived of their rights. These children live full of sorrow, as if suffering has become their right.
YOUNG REPORTER – Amongst the displaced people fleeing the violence of the Djugu territory in Ituri Province, there are children, elderly people but also pregnant women. The latter are some of the most vulnerable.