Updated February 13, 2018 09:53:59A new school has been built for girls at a remote area of Abeka, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo, according to a local resident who is concerned about the future of the village.
The village has been under siege by armed groups for several years, including one that has killed many people and displaced thousands.
But the new school, which was built in September, is one of a series of new projects to improve Abeka’s schools and provide education for children.
“We have had a long history of not getting our schools, we were the last to be finished, but now they are ready,” said Adriana, a local woman who asked that her surname not be published.
“The schools are good, but they do not have the facilities for girls.
There are only one or two girls here, they are not good teachers.”
It is a very good education, but it does not take into account the environment of the children.
They don’t have a lot of room, it is not like a village where they can play together and play in the garden.””
We want them to have a good education but also to be safe, and we need them to go back to their villages and to return to work,” she added.”
Abeka is in the hands of the rebels, and the people are not there to help them, they don’t even have a government, and now we have to do something.
We have to help the people, we have a big community, and they do everything they can to help.
“Abeka’s current situation is very different to that of the rest of the country.
About 90 per cent of the population are under the age of 15, according the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), with many living in the remote areas of the area.”
It’s a sad situation for the people who live in the village,” she said. “
In many areas we are not even allowed to enter the village for a few days because of the conflict.”
“It’s a sad situation for the people who live in the village,” she said.
“Abeka has been taken over by rebels, so we need to protect our people.
They are not protecting us from the outside world.”
A new teacher, who declined to give his name, said the school was meant to be a “big boost” for the community.
“The schools will help us get more education, they will help bring back some of our young people, and also they will teach them about peace,” he said.
But Abeka is not the only village in the region to be facing a shortage of children.
In the capital Kinshasa, there are two new schools built by the Congolese government.
“There are not enough teachers, and it’s difficult to get people to come and teach them, so the school in Kinsha is the first one that will be finished,” said local government official Ghanim Nwai, who was in the area working on the project when he returned to the capital.
He said the project was also designed to provide “health and education services”.
“We are very lucky to have this school in Abeka,” he added.
In addition to the Abeka school, the government also recently completed the construction of a new primary school for girls in Kichwa, a town in the northern Democratic Republic.
“Now we have four new schools in Kigali and two more are planned in the city of Bangui,” said Kichwawa village elder, Rami, adding that he was hopeful about the construction.
“We are hoping to have the next two schools in Bangua finished soon.
But we need help.”
But Abekans problems are not limited to the conflict.
A recent report by the UN Commission on Human Rights (CHR) warned of widespread abuses against children in the capital, as well as attacks on schools, hospitals and clinics, and widespread sexual violence.
A UN report last year also documented an alarming increase in the number of children in conflict zones and the use of child soldiers.
“Children are being used as human shields and forced into combat, or to serve as sex slaves,” the report said.
“The number of child sexual exploitation cases is growing, as are the number and type of sexual attacks and abductions against children.”
“The government is failing to protect children from sexual violence, but many of these crimes occur in the midst of the political crisis,” it added.
The UN says that as many as 40,000 children are believed to be involved in sex trafficking, although that figure is disputed by some experts.
But the vast majority of children involved in forced labour are children from the Democratic Union for the Republic of the Congo (DRC), which is currently embroiled in a brutal civil war with