Trésor : 6 years with a weapon, now with a wood plane

Trésor : 6 years with a weapon, now with a wood plane

Child Reporters Protection 13 February 2017 No Comments on Trésor : 6 years with a weapon, now with a wood plane

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.

Children in conflict: “There is hope”

Children in conflict: “There is hope”

Child Reporters Violence 23 September 2015 No Comments on Children in conflict: “There is hope”

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!