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VIOLENCES DES DROITS DE L’ENFANT EN RDC (suite)

D) Les églises ont le devoir d'inculquer un bon moral à l'enfant à travers les enseignements religieux en collaboration avec l’État, l'école et les parents.
Les taches de toute la communauté formeront un citoyen responsable qui dirigera ce grand pays qui égorge plusieurs richesses. L'implication d'un chacun peut changer la RDC qui est sur le point de s'évanouir.
E) Actuellement plusieurs enfants sont abandonnés par leur famille, l'Etat et l'école.
Ils fuient leur toit familiale pour se réfugier sur la rue, dans les bistrons, dans les milieux et même dans les drogues.
Les filles mineure passent leur temps dans les maisons de tolérances en servant les clients jusqu'aux heures matinales. Les papas irresponsables accompagnent ces fillettes qui ont l'âge de leurs enfants.
Elles sont souvent victimes des maladies transmissibles (SIDA et autres). L'Etat qui a rejeté ses devoirs occasionne la désertion dans les écoles. Les Enfants vont à la recherche de leur survie en œuvrant dans les durs travaux de carrières minières, enfants de la rue, se donner aux drogues et aux boissons alcoolisés. Les autres se livrent au vol.
Une autre catégorie va rejoindre les milices. Tous ces enfants deviendrons de bombes à retardement si l'état n'intervient pas pour l'encadrement de ces derniers.
Ceux qui fréquentent l'école sont souvent chassés à cause de la prime des enseignants.

SOLUTIONS ENVISAGÉES
1) Respecter les droits de l’enfant dans toutes les structures pour bien préparer les dirigeants du pays qui sont les héritiers de demain.
2) L'Etat Congolais doit prendre ses responsabilités pour assurer une vie saine à tous les citoyens.

English translation by PulseWire member Camille
D) It is the duty of churches to instill a sense of morality in children through religious teachings in collaboration with the state, the school, and parents. The duties of the entire community will shape a responsible citizen who will lead this great country of many riches. The implication is that each person can change the DRC, which is on the cusp of fading away completely.
E) Currently many children are abandoned by their families, the state, and schools. They flee their homes and find refuge on the street, in “bistrons,” [?] in the underworld, and even in drugs. Underage girls spend their time in brothels serving clients until the early hours of the morning. Irresponsible fathers accompany these small girls, who are the same age as their own children. They are often victims of sexual transmitted diseases (AIDS and others). A government that neglects its duties causes school desertion. Children search their survival by working in hard labor such as mining careers, and children of the street allow themselves to fall into drugs and alcohol. Others turn to theft.

Another category of children goes to join the militia. Each of these children will become a ticking time-bomb if the state does not intervene to control and supervise them. Those who go to school are often driven out because of teacher’s bonuses [?].

PLANNED SOLUTIONS
1) Respect children’s rights in all institutions in order to prepare national leaders who are our heirs to the future.
2) The Congolese government must take responsibility for providing a healthy and happy life to all its citizens.

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Comments

Camille's picture

Merci encore Rosalie

Chere Rosalie,

Je suis heureuse de trouver la suite de votre journal. Vous détaillez plusieurs problèmes auxquels les enfants congolais font face ainsi que quelques solutions.

C’est tout à fait vrai que les enfants—nos futurs dirigeants—doivent être accordés tous les opportunités que l’on puisse les offrir.

Camille

Camille's picture

Translation

D) It is the duty of churches to instill a sense of morality in children through religious teachings in collaboration with the state, the school, and parents. The duties of the entire community will shape a responsible citizen who will lead this great country of many riches. The implication is that each person can change the DRC, which is on the cusp of fading away completely.
E) Currently many children are abandoned by their families, the state, and schools. They flee their homes and find refuge on the street, in “bistrons,” [?] in the underworld, and even in drugs. Underage girls spend their time in brothels serving clients until the early hours of the morning. Irresponsible fathers accompany these small girls, who are the same age as their own children. They are often victims of sexual transmitted diseases (AIDS and others). A government that neglects its duties causes school desertion. Children search their survival by working in hard labor such as mining careers, and children of the street allow themselves to fall into drugs and alcohol. Others turn to theft.

Another category of children goes to join the militia. Each of these children will become a ticking time-bomb if the state does not intervene to control and supervise them. Those who go to school are often driven out because of teacher’s bonuses [?].

PLANNED SOLUTIONS
1) Respect children’s rights in all institutions in order to prepare national leaders who are our heirs to the future.
2) The Congolese government must take responsibility for providing a healthy and happy life to all its citizens.

Anita Muhanguzi's picture

Children

Dear Lubala,
I totally agree with you that the Government of Congo should put in place serious mechanisms that protect and promote the rights of the children in Congo. And the church as well as other religious leaders should counsel and guide these children in the right direction because these children are the future of the country and they need to be protected. All members of the community have to come up and give these children a helping hand it does not have to be financial but it can be words of wisdom or guidance so that they do not feel neglected.
Stay blessed my sister and continue with the struggle we are with you in spirit.

Mrs. Anita Kiddu Muhanguzi
Head of Legal and Advocacy
Centre for Batwa Minorities
a.kiddu@gmail.com
cfmlegal@gmail.com
Skype: mrs_muhanguzi

Nicholas Demeter's picture

Speak Truth To Power

Dear Lubala,

You are right and the righteous will prevail. I hope you can find a place to work or volunteer to help these people you speak of because there are too few women like you to take the lead. I agree that education is essential not just for the young girls who are becoming victims, but for the men who make them victims. Speak truth to power and don't be discouraged! We are behind you, find strength in the millions of people who believe in you, even if you cannot see them or hear their words of encouragement.

Be Strong!

Nick

Anita Muhanguzi's picture

Take the Lead

Dear Lubala,
I agree with Nicholas that you should take the lead in helping these women and we shall be behind you every step of the way. Stay strong and be brave mys sister you are not alone in this fight. God bless you.

Mrs. Anita Kiddu Muhanguzi
Head of Legal and Advocacy
Centre for Batwa Minorities
a.kiddu@gmail.com
cfmlegal@gmail.com
Skype: mrs_muhanguzi

ChicagoGirl's picture

You are the beginning

Lubala,
It's so great that you have identified where the change needs to happen! You are the beginning of that change. Thank you for speaking out and sharing your struggles. You are not alone!

UpasanaC's picture

Thats a very good step

Hey Lubala,
Thats a very good and honest thought and step. You are so right that the children are our future and we really need to make sure to help and support them at each level so that the future can be bright.

Cheers to Life

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