This beautiful, remote, mountainous region suffered some of the worst violence during DR Congo’s civil war. While much of the country now enjoys relative peace, the people of the Plateau are still vulnerable to on-going violence, often fuelled by illegal mining of the region’s wealth of rare and precious metals.
Few organisations work here because it is so difficult to access. There are no paved roads and walking is the main mode of transport. This is how our teacher trainers travel from school to school, often spending months at a time up on the Plateau. We couldn’t work in this environment without absolute commitment and partnership with the communities we’re working in.