In the Democratic Republic of Congo, Congolese youth have started their own radio stations using any cobbled-together equipment they could find. This type of youth-based ‘radio-revolution’ often happens in conflict zones.
War Child Canada is supporting a youth-led radio program created by a group of youth in Baraka who run two small existing FM radio stations. Echo Bravo, one of WCC’s local partners, has provided training and a course for radio and outreach ‘animators’ on HIV/AIDS and life skills.
Besides the creative workshops, War Child Holland Operations are increasing the education component in it’s programs.
This is contributing a lot to the overall aim of War Child: to make children in war zones more able to withstand the pressures of war around them.
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War Child Canada in the DRC - Photo Gallery
It is estimated that over 3 million people have died in conflicts since 1998 in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), making it the deadliest conflict since World War II.War Child Canada is rebuilding schools and education system and supporting at-risk youth including former child soldiers, returning refugees, Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and girl mothers.
War Child Holland starts new projects in Israel and Palestine
War Child has started supporting two local organisations: the organisation Peace Child in Israel and the Palestinian CCRR in the occupied territories. The organisations bring children of different backgrounds together to teach coexistence using theater and the arts as well as supporting youth ages 15-18 Read more about the new projects in Israel & Palestine