Trying to get an education in a war zone
We met Amos in 2011 when we visited Bunagana, DR Congo. Amos heads the local group of Coburwas. Coburwas is a youth leadership organization working for the community, attainable education and peace in the Congo. At the time of our visit they were working on a hostel project, a place for students to stay so they didn’t have to walk for miles to attend school each day. Some of the students walk as much as 5 miles one-way. This project never got off the ground in part because in 2012 the area saw renewed rebel activity. In 2013 we saw Amos at the Kyangwali refugee settlement with the hopes of returning to school someday. He is a bright and honest young man.