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Stop early marriages!

Posted November 18, 2014 Avatar Pona Bana

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The youth summit held in Kinshasa on October 29, 2014, was a day filled with learning about early marriages and the disadvantages that they cause in young peoples’ lives, as well as a discovery of the many talents of children. The summit brought together 80 children from different organizational structures: child reporters, students from the National Art Institute and Academy of Fine Arts, and children supervised by the NGO War Child; all accompanied by their supervisors....


The Problem of Child Work in Bandundu

Posted June 18, 2014 Avatar Pona Bana

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Following the World Day Against Child Labour, Deo, a Young Reporter from Bandundu, raises his voice against the economic exploitation of school-aged children in his hometown. Today I am going to talk to you about the economic exploitation of children in the city of Bandundu. This violation of children’s rights is widespread, to the extent that it is readily accepted by the population of the city of Bandundu, when in reality it is something to be vigorously condemned. The ec...


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...


“HAPPY” – Tuna Furahi From Goma

Posted June 18, 2014 Avatar Pona Bana

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In North-Kivu, in the East of the Democratic Republic of Congo, we have lived through a decade of endless wars with many consequences on the youth growth and development. Towards the end of 2013, we have had hope of reviving peace and this has allowed us to hold cultural activities to celebrate peace. At the beginning of the month of May, I brought together my friends and lovers of culture living in Goma to present my idea to do “Happy” for the beautiful and wonderful city of...


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...