YOUNG REPORTER – Goma, one of the most beautiful cities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, is situated at the edge of Lake Kivu. Nevertheless, the lack of water remains a problem for this city where the cholera epidemic is a reality.
CHILD REPORTER -A birth certificate allows children to be recognized as Congolese citizens and protects them against violations of their fundamental rights.
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.
Laetitia, young reporter from Goma, tells you how water issues affect her and her friends.
We, the young reporters of Goma, have visited former child soldiers at the Transit and Orientation Centre of Goma with a Swedish delegation, follow us.
How can children come to forget the extreme hardships they experienced in armed groups and forces? One successful method is capoeira, e sport that originated in Brazil hat combines disciplane, strength and dance. Thank you, Brazil, for you precious support in this project!
Laetitia is a particularly engaged Young Reporter in Goma, the capital of North Kivu province in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. After having participated in a national children’s workshop on the topic of violence against children during armed conflict, she shares her ideas on the situation. Read all our other articles on the same subject!
Volcano Nyiragongo destroyed 13% of Goma city in 2002. Luckily, pupils and teachers are now being educated about how to reduce the dangers that volcano erruptions expose them to. Find out how UNICEF and the DRC Government are working together to increase awareness!
Young Reporters in DRC carry out excellent documentation work on events about children’s rights. Nadia, a Young Reporter, covered the Ambassador of Japan’s visit to Goma, who’s aim it was to see the results of Japanese Government-funded projects to help former child soldiers. Read her article!