D.R. OF THE CONGO : DEMOBILIZATION AND REINTEGRATION OF 1 200 CHILD-SOLDIERS

 

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Program details

Purpose:
Contribute to the demobilization process for child-soldiers in Democratic Republic of the Congo

Duration: 2014

Overall budget: 96 000 Euros

AMADE budget: 37 000 Euros

  Beneficiaries:
1 200 demobilized child-soldiers in the North-Kivu province

Partners:
Brazilian Embassy in D.R.C.
UNICEF
PNUD
MONUSCO
Association Capoeira Congo
Foundation Viva Riot



Context

The general situation in D.R.C. is regularly impacted by instability and precariousnss, on both social and politic levels. Children are always the very first victims of internal conflicts and population transfers which frequently occur in the country. Too often are the children killed, exploited or forced to enroll in armed forces and groups.

In 2014, 3 500 child-soldiers are still involved in armed conflicts in D.R.C. – representing 3,6 % of the Armed Forces and groups of the D.R.C.

During the last journey of H.R.H. the Princess of Hanover in Kinshasa in June 2013, the Brazilian Embassador in D.R.C. and the MONUSCO Force Commander suggested AMADE to join a program with the objective to integrate capoeira into the process of rehabilitation and social reintegration of demobilized child-soldiers.

This activity will be implemented through two Centres of Transfer and Orientation, with the support of UNICEF, to benefit 1 200 demobilized child-soldiers.
 


Objectives

General objective
Contribute to the demobilization process for child-soldiers in Democratic Republic of the Congo

Specific objectives
Integrate the practice of capoeira in the activities of individual rehabilitation and social reintegration for demobilized children in the North-Kivu province


Scheduled activities

Two local workers have been identified and selected according to their knowledge of capoeira and their experience of local context.

The capoeira activity will be cautiously integrated in accordance with other activities developed by the Centres. The focus will be placed on the core values inherited from capoeira: share, mutual respect, love and mutual assistance.

The project staff and the Centres teams will closely work together to evaluate the results and ensure a close follow-up of the children.

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