Happy New Year 2019!


Pona Bana, the voice of the children in the Democratic Republic of Congo wishes you a Happy New Year 2019!

What you preferred in 2018

This year, you were thousands to follow us, listen, and share the voice of the children of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). On the ground, the Child Reporters, our teams, and our partners are following the situation. This year, we have published more than 200 articles and given the voice to dozens of children so that they can speak on topics to which they relate, that interest or concern them. A very big THANK YOU to you all for listening to them!

During this holiday season we offer you the best of  articles written by the children and the young reporters of the DRC:

And in 2019?

Health, education, nutrition, protection… we will continue to work for the realization of all the rights of every child in the country. In the coming days, we would like to offer you more articles from our children and young reporters for a greater energetic restart!

  • The child witches of Kinshasa
  • Their only family: the street
  • Is menstruation a sin?
  • NO to access for children to gambling
  • Working to survive: the sad story of Pascal and Gratien
  • When rapes are settled amicably: a double misfortune

For this New Year 2019, Pona Bana will become the privileged place of exchange for our Children and Young Reporters. Here, they will continue to express themselves freely by defending their rights, sharing their ideas and pleas. Keep listening to them and share their messages!

All our other news and information will be shared on a new platform, stay tuned as it will be available soon 😊

We are together for each child in 2019, best wishes to everyone!

Translated from French by Dorsaf N. James

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Pona Bana, qui signifie « pour les enfants » en lingala, est le blog des jeunes en République Démocratique du Congo. Lieu d’échange et d’information, Pona Bana est également un instrument pour encourager la participation des enfants.

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