This is a plea to ALL those in society for a larger and more effective utilisation of children, adolescents and young people in the DRC.
Children have the right to express themselves in order to promote their rights and they must understand the role that they play.
Former Child Reporters, Nathan, Nicolas and Eunice are now participating to encourage the participation of children in the DRC.
The Second Pan-African Youth Forum launched “1 million initiatives by 2021” in order to find sustainable solutions on issues of education, employment, entrepreneurship and engagement of young Africans.
In Bikoro, children no longer have access to the radio even though, in the 21st century, radio and television are tools for getting our voices heard on the problems which concern us.
As Children Reporters they acquired the tools to succeed in realizing their dreams. Today, they are adults and always committed to defend children’s rights.
We will continue to be involved in any approach that will aim at the emergence of an Africa and a world favorable to the development and thrive of children and young people.
In order to best protect people, they must be integrated into the process and encouraged to participate. In my opinion, a decision which concerns me made in my absence is against my interests.
I dream of my Africa, an Africa where every child has an education and where all their rights are respected.
YOUNG REPORTER – Children can participate in different ways. We can plead, write articles and tell stories but we can also be at the heart of activities of concern to us. Instead of having an adult moderating, we can also let a child do it!