LA DIFFICULTE DES ENFANTS ORPHELINS.

nsimire mukenga
Posted August 7, 2012 from Democratic Republic of the Congo

Dans nos sociétés les enfants orphelins ont des grandes difficultés à la survie car au moment ou leurs parents meurent, les enfants manquent celui qui peut les prendre en charge. Les enfants en voulant chercher eux –mêmes du secours aux oncles et aux tentes; ils sont rejetés et négligés car on dit qu’ils viennent des fardeaux à la grande famille élargie. Un collègue qui son père était mort en 2oo2 et sa mère en 2oo4 alors après la mort ses parents tous les enfants étaient éparpillés dans la fammille.vu que ce collègue aimait les études et il était déjà à l'école secondaire, à cause de redoublement ils n'ont pas eu les moyen des continué.

English translation by PulseWire member milsgra

In our societies the orphans are facing great difficulties to survive because once their parents pass away, there is no one to take charge and care for them. Those orphans then turn to uncles and aunts who reject and neglect them claiming that they become a burden for the family at large. A colleague whose father died in 2002 and whose mother then died in 2004; after which all the children in the family had to be separated. Although he loved school and was already in secondary school, because of left backs they did not have the means to continue.

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milsgra
Sep 14, 2012
Sep 14, 2012

Il est nécessaire de partager les péripéties qu'endurent les enfants de votre société. Quand est il de l'education formelle des enfants? Le rôle de la mère et du père? Pourriez-vous détailler la vie des enfants orphelins dans votre village?

milsgra
Oct 03, 2012
Oct 03, 2012

In our societies the orphans are facing great difficulties to survive because once their parents pass away, there is no one to take charge and care for them. Those orphans then turn to uncles and aunts who reject and neglect them claiming that they become a burden for the family at large. A colleague whose father died in 2002 and whose mother then died in 2004; after which all the children in the family had to be separated. Although he loved school and was already in secondary school, because of left backs they did not have the means to continue.

workworkwork
Oct 08, 2012
Oct 08, 2012

Thank you for bringing to light the enormous plight of the orphans. It is a worldwide problem, but especially in places such as sub-Sahara Africa where 80% of the children living there have lost a parent to AIDS. Clearly there are other contributing factors to a being orphaned. Can you expand on these factors? What would like to see happen first in order to meet the needs of these orphans? Government support? Communal education and care-giver support? Your message is heartfelt and I hope you will continue to advocate for support of these orphans.

binapatel33
Oct 10, 2012
Oct 10, 2012

Thank you for sharing this story with us. It is very sad to see children being separated from their siblings due to unfortunate circumstances. Does your community have a shelter for these children? Or can you create "homes" for these children so that they are not separated?

Thanks, bina

Lehner
Oct 17, 2012
Oct 17, 2012

Through your piece you implicitly bring clarity to the complex interconnectedness of orphans, health, family relationships and dynamics, education, and economic opportunities. One cannot look at one problem without examining the overall social issues and patterns within a community.

You have touched on a story that you could expand on so that those of us across the globe could gain a deeper understanding of the complex problems you and your neighbors face and those who live in communities with similar issues might gain insight for solving the social issues within their own communities.

Continue to share your stories and experiences. We all have so much to learn.

Thank You!!!

Monica

workworkwork
Oct 28, 2012
Oct 28, 2012

You bring to light one of the most distressing events occurring today in Sub-Saharan Africa as well a number of countries across Asia. Most of the children in the world whose parents have died of AIDS live in sub-Saharan Africa. As the death toll from AIDS rises in these countries, so too does the overwhelming number of orphans climb. And as you point out, extended family members are often hard put to parent yet additional children. These orphans lose not only parental love, guidance, and support, but are stripped of their childhood as well as they struggle to fit in--to ssurvive. They are simply too young and ill-equipped to care for themselves and often--too often, fall prey to abuse and exploitation, starvation, disease--the list is endless. This is not simply a communal problem, it has become a global problem that requires resources from communities in every country.

Clearly the AIDS epidemic needs to be addressed with more vigilance, but in your opinion, what other factors contribute to children being orphaned, and what do you believe would be the first steps in the structure of a care plan?

Thank you so much for sharing.

workworkwork