Central African Republic’s children dream of education – and peace

By Clár Ní Chonghaile in Bangui

Reconciliation, hope and forgiveness are key subjects in CAR as teachers attempt to instil in their pupils the value of knowledge in a violent country

“You are going to become the champions of the Central African Republic. Hang on! The journey is about to begin.”

The four boys and two girls listening to Eric Mamboue’s pep talk in Bangui, the capital of a country condemned to decades of conflict by geography, misgovernance and malice, might be forgiven for feeling a little overwhelmed, but they do actually cherish big hopes and dreams, and know that staying in school is the first step to achieving them.

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