Access to Education: War Child Canada in the Democratic Republic of Congo
Summary: War Child, in conjunction with local Congolese organizations, the Ministry of Education, radio stations, and community members in South Kivu province, is rebuilding education infrastructure by repairing and reopening schools, offering child-focused programming, and training teachers. --- War Child Canada has been working in South Kivu province since 2005 to provide conflict-affected children access to quality education in a safe and protected environment. A significant portion of children in the South Kivu province have been unable to regularly attend school due to the destruction of infrastructure and a lack of qualified teachers. The return of displaced populations and of demobilized child soldiers intensified the need for b...
Description of Scale and Reach
War Child Canada has been established in the DRC since 2005, with initial program activities focused on school rehabilitation and teacher training. The program has evolved to provide catch-up learning to conflict-affected children to enable them to re-enter school, radio and journalism activities for children and youth, literacy programs for women, and community outreach on the importance of education.
Democratic Republic of the Congo