TESTIMONY – When she was 17, Judith fell pregnant and was forced to give up her studies. Many girls in Kinshasa have had the same experience as Judith
“When I took the training we were promised that we would get something very important to our life. And when my father wanted to know what that thing was I told him it was the birth certificate. “
TESTIMONY – Malnutrition contributes to about half the instances of mortality in children under the age of five in the DRC. This report comes from Kenge in the west of the country, where malnutrition is little known by the population.
TESTIMONY – We are at Nsele, in the city province of Kinshasa. The health center Mobikisi ensures the nutritional rehabilitation of malnourished children. The personnel, mostly women, has been trained in nutritional management techniques.
TESTIMONY – François*, 17, has just returned from the war zones in Kasai. He was one of the 500 registered cases of children used as combatants in the ongoing fighting which started in Dibaya, one of the Province’s territories.
VACCINATION – Thanks to solar fridges, vaccines are more available and vaccination campaigns more effective. These fridges save lives.
Schooling for children during conflict is uncertain. In Pweto, new classooms offer them an opportunity to continue their schooling !