Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Democratic Republic of the Congo: Education for the few

The violence in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo has caused more than 1 million people to flee their homes, including huge numbers of children. Efforts to make sure the displaced youngsters continue to receive an education face huge challenges.

Education has become one of the many casualties of the conflict in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. The mix of violence and poverty is taking a toll. Families who have fled war and lost everything must now decide between sending their children to school or out to work.