“We want peace in the world”… Is that too much to ask?
Every child I spoke to in Congo told me the same thing, responded the same way when I asked them what their message to the world was, what was it they wished for the most…
” I want to live a peaceful life”
“I want to be able to go to school and not be kidnapped again”
“I want the war to stop”
“I want to find my parents again and live a happy peaceful life”
This boy in Kinshasa wanted to deliver his message in artform. He wanted to draw his message and asked me to pass it on, because maybe if everyone knew that the children in Congo do not want the war, then maybe, just maybe, the world can help to stop it.
Please share this message from a young boy in Congo, the country that has lost more than 5 million people so far to a bloody conflict that spares no child, mother or old person.