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A school for children working within the mines in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Still I Rise will begin a new project: an educational centre for children exploited in the mines of the Democratic Republic of Congo, located in the southern region of Katanga. After a long period of work behind the scenes, the organisation has just received the ministerial authorisations to start operations.

Nicolò Govoni and Giovanni Volpe, respectively Executive Director and Nairobi Program Manager, are ready to travel to the Country, where they will meet stakeholders and partners to collaborate in the start-up of the project.

“The decision to begin operations in DRC was strikingly straightforward. The undeniable abuse of children’s rights within these mining regions was startling. It was a call to action for us, to begin a new program, emulating our similar successful programs as seen in Greece and Syria; to provide a safe space for children, provide them with the education they deserve and support their families to thrive”, says Sarah Evans, Programs Director at Still I Rise. 

Patrice, 15, has been working since when he was 8 years old (Image Journey)
“Please, show me the copper”

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