Why I want to become a nutritionist!

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My name is Olga, I’m 15 years old and I am President of the Kasaï Oriental young reporters. For World Children’s Day, UNICEF asked me where I see myself in 2030. Here is my answer, with my dreams for my future and those of the children in my province.First, let me introduce myself. In October 2016, I was trained on the rights of the child as well as petitioning and involvement techniques to become a Young Reporter. Since then, I have participated in many activities to make changes in my province...


A rehabilitation center for me

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My name is Mary and I am 14 years old. After joining a militia in the Kasai region, in the Democratic Republic of Congo, I found refuge in a center for young girls. I dream of a peaceful future because for some months now, my province has become the battlefield of conflicts between the militias and the security forces of the government.And who are the first victims? We, the children! Hurt, killed, deprived of education and healthcare, recruited in militias, we are the victims of this conflict wh...


Un centre pour me reconstruire

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Je m’appelle Marie* et j’ai 14 ans. Après avoir rejoint une milice dans la région du Kasaï, en République Démocratique du Congo, j’ai trouvé refuge dans un centre d’accueil pour jeunes filles. Je rêve d’un avenir de paix car depuis quelques mois, ma Province est devenue le terrain des affrontements entre les milices et les forces de sécurité du Gouvernement. Et qui sont les premières victimes ? Nous, les enfants ! Blessés, tués, privés d’école et de soins de santé, recrutés au sein des milices,...


Let’s Invest in Young Girls Now

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Today, the whole world is celebrating International Day of the Girl Child. This year’s theme is “Empowering Adolescent Girls: Ending the Cycle of Violence”. This theme reflects that of the London Summit, in which my colleague Nathan (a children’s reporter) and I participated in July, as representatives of the Congolese children. For Day of the Girl Child, we hope to focus our message on child marriage. Child marriage is unfortunately a widespread practice in our country; the DR...


Investissons maintenant pour les jeunes filles

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Aujourd’hui, le monde entier célèbre la Journée internationale de la jeune fille. Le thème de cette année est « Autonomiser les adolescentes : briser le cycle de la violence ». Ce thème fait écho à celui du Sommet de Londres, auquel mon camarade Enfant Reporter Nathan et moi avons participé en juillet, comme représentants des enfants congolais. Pour la Journée de la Jeune Fille, nous souhaitons focaliser notre message sur le mariage précoce. Le mariage des enfants est malheureu...


Stop early marriages!

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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. A...


Stop aux mariages précoces!

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Le sommet des jeunes, qui s’est tenu à Kinshasa le 29 octobre 2014, a été une journée d’apprentissage sur les mariages précoces ainsi que leurs inconvénients dans la vie des jeunes et aussi une découverte des différents talents des enfants. Ce sommet regroupait 80 enfants provenant de différentes structures : les enfants reporters, les élèves de l’Institut National des Arts et ceux de l’académie des beaux-arts et les enfants encadrés par l’ONG War Child ; accompagnés de leurs e...


Education at home here in South Kivu

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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, p...


L’éducation chez moi dans le Sud Kivu

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Comme la rentrée scolaire bat son plein, il me parait très important de vous parler de l’éducation des enfants de la province du Sud-Kivu. L’éducation est un facteur essentiel dont l’enfant a besoin pour son intérêt et pour l’intérêt d’une nation. Dans la province du Sud-Kivu, certains enfants ratent le chemin de l’école et ce n’est pas par leur volonté. Si des milliers d’enfants ne terminent par le cycle scolaire, c’est notamment à cause des frais scolaires exagérés, de l’...


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    Pona Bana - La voix des enfants de RD Congo


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    Unicef RDC, Congo, the Democratic Republic of the