Congo: Voices of Children, Child Journalists

$1,705 $12,095
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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.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

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.

How will this project solve this problem?

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.

Potential 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.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $1,705

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $1,705 .  The original project funding goal was $13,800.

Additional Documentation

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


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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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Washington, DC, United States

Project Leader

Philip Hellmich

Kinshasa, Congo, Democratic Republic of the

Where is this project located?

Map of Congo: Voices of Children, Child Journalists