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Education at home here in South Kivu

Posted September 16, 2014 Avatar Pona Bana

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As a new schoolyear is starting, it seems very important for me to talk to you about children’s education in the South Kivu province. Education is an essential factor which the child needs in his own interest and in the interest of the nation. In South Kivu , some children miss the path to school and this is not by their own will. If thousands of children do not finish the school cycle, it is notably due to exaggerated school fees, lack of schools especially in rural areas,...


Let’s give Congolese children the means to succeed going back to school

Posted September 16, 2014 Avatar Pona Bana

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After two months spent at home, the DRC student will get back on the school path on September 08, 2014. Many things interfere with the excitement of Congolese students going back to school, here are some examples. School fees. I spoke with a 14 year old friend about going back to school and he explained to me that where he wanted to enroll for school, he was asked to pay 150 dollars for the enrollment and 100 dollars for the confirmation when his family does not have the means....


My participation in the ICGLR Heads of State Summit on promoting youth employment

Posted September 16, 2014 Avatar Pona Bana

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After being elected as one of the Ambassadors for the Great Lakes Region children’s Hope Forum in Bujumbura, I went to Nairobi (Kenya) on Tuesday 22nd July 2014 to participate in the ICGLR special summit on the promotion of youth employment through infrastructure development and investment promotion. Having only received the invitation to participate in the summit on Sunday 20th July, a bit later than expected, the only possibility for plane travel from Bandundu-Ville to Kinsha...


Bujumbura by Bus – A Long Walk To Peace!

Posted September 16, 2014 Avatar Pona Bana

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The Great Lakes region has been the scene of recurring wars. It is important to show this long path towards peace through the film “A Long Walk to Peace” thanks to the remarkable work of child reporters in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Taking advantage of the Hope Forum, the child reporters of the DRC showed, not only the problems experienced by children in the region, but also suggested solutions such as: support and care for all children in general and refugee children in par...


Time is never wasted when it is given to a child to express him/herself

Posted June 18, 2014 Avatar Pona Bana

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“The Children’s Forum of Hope” of the Great Lakes region was officially launched on Saturday 31 May 2014 at the meeting room of the Hotel Club du Lac Tanganyika in Bujumbura, Burundi. His Excellency Mr. Vice-President of the Republic of Burundi gave an opening speech for this occasion. The previous day, on Friday May 30th, we were given kits that would be useful to us throughout the forum and had a presentation from each participant in order to get better acquainted. Th...


Education Above All

Posted June 18, 2014 Avatar Pona Bana

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On this memorable Day of the African Child, we, the children of the province of Kasai -Occidental, want to advocate against the violation of the right of the child to education. Article 28 - States Parties recognize the right of the child to education Education is one of the fundamental rights of the child. The State must assure this right, as stipulated in article 28 of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, because education can contribute in a way or another to the peace and developme...


Children of the world, express yourselves!

Posted May 29, 2014 Avatar Pona Bana

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Hello, my name is Eunice and I’m 13 years old. I’m in year 2 and I’d like to study to become a businesswoman. I’ve been a child reporter from Kinshasa for almost 2 years. Over the 2 years, I got to learn how to know more about my rights and took part in many activities during which I was able to share my views. Through advocacy, we, as child reporters were able to appear on national television, to finally directly communicate with children and also reach key authorities w...