Seven out of ten children do not go to school, or have abandoned it because their parents cannot afford to pay the fees. In Mbandaka, a town in the Equateur Province, the community is mobilizing to make sure that every child goes to school.
TESTIMONY – Tradition has so far prevailed over education in Kwilu. Community workers does not lower the arm to promote education in Kwilu.
YOUNG REPORTER – This is the story of Shukuru, a 13-year-old girl who is a student in the 4th year of primary school. A victim of discrimination, she was unable to start school at 6 years of age like her brothers. I was really touched by her story.
NEWS – The Governor of Ituri Province, Abadalah Penembaka, officially launched, this Tuesday November 3rd 2017 at Bunia, a multisector UNICEF project aimed to strengthen the resilience of communities affected by armed conflicts in the Nyankunde and Komanda health zones in the East of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
EDUCATION – In a very basic classroom equipped only with a blackboard and some twenty wooden desks, school teachers and school principals are keen to learn a new approach on how to teach reading/writing, mathematics and everyday life skills.
YOUNG REPORTER – Find more about Jean Paul Luketo’s big appeal concerning dignified learning conditions for children in his Province.
“I never could have imagined I would ever play with Bantu children”. How Jeannette and her Pygmy and Bantu friends resolved their conflict at school.
EDUCATION – Thanks to the intervention of a community facilitator, little Antoinette has gone back to school: she now dreams of being a nurse to relieve people’s pain.
PRESS RELEASE – More than 1 million people have been forced from their homes by waves of violent conflict in the Greater Kasai region – making the region one of the largest displacement crises in the world for children.
PHOTO STORY- In the province of Kwilu, tradition has so far prevailed over education. Young girls drop out of school and are precociously married. Faced with this situation, the New Dynamics of Women’s Youth, NGO partner of UNICEF, does not lower the arm to promote education in Kwilu to the detriment of the traditions. Unpublished report of our Photographer Gwenn Dubourthoumieu.