The Change Begins with Us

As part of RET International’s effort to protect vulnerable youth in situations of conflict, a disarmament, demobilization and reintegration (DDR) programme was launched in 2012 in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Through an encompassing approach including prevention, demobilization, rehabilitation, informal education, educational/vocational reintegration and support to community development, many ex-combatant adolescents have found theContinue reading “The Change Begins with Us”

Umoja Ni Nguvu

  Since 2012, RET’s team in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has been working with adolescents who have been victims wars and their atrocities to help them regain the will to live. This success is possible thanks to a series of educational activities taking place in Uvira and Fizi, in the province ofContinue reading “Umoja Ni Nguvu”

Turning Obstacles into Opportunities

  In eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo where RET International is running its Demobilisation, Disarmament and Reintegration (DDR) programme with adolescents released from armed groups, lasting and sustainable changes are taking place.   RET International has often affirmed and repeated: “In a DDR programme, Demobilization and Disarmament is not enough. Reintegration, which requires theContinue reading “Turning Obstacles into Opportunities”

Matumaïni Yakesho – Une Boulangerie pas Comme les Autres

  RET, dans son programme de Démobilisation, Désarmement et Réintégration d’adolescents soldats au Sud Kivu (République Démocratique du Congo), utilise l’éducation comme outil de protection et de réinsertion sociale.   Lutter contre le phénomène d’adolescents soldats ne se limite en effet pas à les sortir des groupes armés. Sans la perspective d’un avenir positif, cesContinue reading “Matumaïni Yakesho – Une Boulangerie pas Comme les Autres”

The Dream of Putting Down their Weapons

  After less than two years, RET’s programme in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has achieved major successes in the field of disarmament, demobilisation and reintegration (DDR). Implemented in the province of South-Kivu, it prevents the recruitment of children and adolescents by armed groups. Its holistic approach fights against stigmatisation, promotes peace andContinue reading “The Dream of Putting Down their Weapons”