CHILD REPORTER -A birth certificate allows children to be recognized as Congolese citizens and protects them against violations of their fundamental rights.
NEWS – Since 2014, the city of Goma in North Kivu, hosts every year the Amani festival, internationally known for its promotion of the culture of peace. Elodie, 14, and Child Reporter, narrates her participation in the three days of the festival!
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.
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.
With Laetitia and Jospin, children reporters of Goma, on the shooting of a video documentary on the Children’s Parliament of Nord-Kivu.
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!