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.
At the grand old age of 15, Héritier spends his days collecting, sorting and re-selling leftover beans from the markets of Goma just to get by.
When he finishes school at 5pm, Wathum goes straight to the mine to work. He comes home in the early hours to sleep for a few minutes before going back to school.
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 the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), many children carry waterborne diseases such as cholera, typhoid fever and diarrhoea.
Conflicts, epidemics and other emergencies are preventing more than 5.6 million children like Shukuru from accessing their basic rights across the DRC.
Amongst the displaced people fleeing the violence of the Djugu territory in Ituri Province, there are children, elderly people but also pregnant women.
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.
“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”