DR Congo at 50 by Stephan Vanfleteren

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Jean Berghmans Mushegerha, teacher: 'I have been teaching psychology, history, philosophy and geography for twenty years now. Six days a week, I walk the 17 km from my home to the school and the 17 km back again. And on Sunday after the mass, I sometimes still come to tutor the final-year students. The state no longer pays our wages, but I still come. Even though it's difficult to bring up my 11 children without an income. The educational level has deteriorated compared with the past. Motivation has gone, they have no time to study because they have to work the land. Some are even traumatised by the war. They sit in the classroom but their minds are somewhere else. It's my duty to prepare these children so that this country can get back on its feet.'  .