Stepping into a New Life

How the lives of former child and adolescent soldiers are transformed at RET Germany’s CTO in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The Democratic Republic of the Congo has suffered from an almost permanent state of conflict for more than two decades. From the 1994 Rwandan genocide that claimed 800,000 lives and caused a floodContinue reading “Stepping into a New Life”

Breaking the Cycle of Violence with the Power of Creativity

Esengo, who started his own awareness-raising theatre troupe COTHEF PAIX (Compagnie Théatrale Freres de la Paix) after completing his orientation at the CTO, recounts how he decided to become a part of an armed group when tribal clashes dragged his village into disorder. He later witnessed his life being plagued by violence, malnutrition and drug abuse.  Esengo’s lifeContinue reading “Breaking the Cycle of Violence with the Power of Creativity”