Congo: Voices of Children, Child Journalists

by Search for Common Ground
$1,705 Raised
total goal
monthly donors
This project will work with children from various backgrounds, including refugees and excombatants, to produce a weekly children's radio program on children's issues in the Dem. Republic of Congo.


The DRC’s war has had a devastating effect on the country’s youth. Young people are largely without opportunities for livelihood or education; many have been enrolled in armed groups and others are still at risk of recruitment. With the peace process in progress, thousands of children now have to be resettled in their communities. This project’s radio program, produced by children for children, will address war’s effects on children and will look at issues affecting young people every day.


We provide recorders, journalism training, and supervision for a group of youth to produce a weekly radio program on war’s effects on children. The children gather interviews and provide their perspective on issues of importance to their lives.

Long-Term Impact

Children meet other children who have been similarly affected by war. These shared experiences allow them to recover and move forward with their lives.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


Project Leader Award
Historical Overview of the Project
Article from UN Peacekeeping Operation

Organization Information

Search for Common Ground

Location: Washington, DC - USA
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Philip Hellmich
Kinshasa, Congo, Democratic Republic of the

Funded Project!

Thanks to 17 donors like you, a total of $1,705 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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