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Giving Back To Africa Program Works With Congolese Youth

Teacher stands in front of a class full of students.

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is one of the largest countries in Africa.  It has a history of civil war and corruption and earlier this year, the UN sent an intervention brigade to neutralize rebel military forces near Goma on the eastern border.

Dr. Jerry Kindomba is a Congolese medical doctor who leads a program called Giving Back to Africa which aims to engage Congolese youth in solving major problems in their country. Program directors say this is the only way to create real change and stop the violence.

This week on Noon Edition, we’ll talk with Dr. Kindomba, program directors and one student who hiked 500 miles for the program.

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Dr. Jerry Kindomba, Program Manager, Giving Back to Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo

Ann Marie Thomson, Co-founder, Giving Back to Africa, Adjunct Asst. Professor, School of Public and Environmental Affairs, IUB.

Michael Valliant, Executive Director, Giving Back to Africa, USA

Morgan Scherer, Senior, High School North, hiked 500 miles of the Appalachian Trail as a benefit for Giving Back to Africa

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