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Life Outside the Mines -- A story of hope for the child miners of Kolwezi (DRC)

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Published on Dec 15, 2013

In late 2012, the Good Shepherd Sisters asked a simple question: why don't the children of Kanina (an impoverished section of the mining town, Kanina) go to school? Instead, too many of them make their way to the open-pit artisanal mines. Children as young as 3 work alongside their parents to earn a meager existence. It's dangerous work. The workers stand in toxic run-off all day for the chance of earning a few dollars. The health risks are tremendous. In response, the Good Shepherd Sisters opened an informal school -- and over 700 students showed up. For many, it was their first day of school. You can follow this unlikely success story, and even become part of the story. Here's how: http://goo.gl/k67SXl

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