YOUNG REPORTER – My name is Joël, for my first article as a Young Reporter, I will tell you a sad story, the story of a boy who fall in the trap of alcohol.
YOUNG REPORTER – During her visit to a Transit and Orientation Centre in Goma, the US Ambassador to the United Nations agreed to be interview by the Young Reporters.
YOUNG REPORTER – We made an encounter with an exceptional woman: Ivonne. She is forty years old, and a mother of eight children. She is very determined to support the needs of her children.
CHILD REPORTER -A birth certificate allows children to be recognized as Congolese citizens and protects them against violations of their fundamental rights.
YOUNG REPORTER – What is the impact of armed conflict on children in the north-east of the DRC? Zawadi,and other children the fear of armed groups is daily.
My colleague José and I 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…
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.
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.
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.