Shared success and individual success

By: René Muhindo (Democratic Republic of Congo) In many instances, I think that society values large-scale achievements far more often than individual ones. For instance, a country’s school attendance rates are scrutinized with no regard for the efforts of disadvantaged parents for their family’s survival. Or, when a country’s economy becomes stronger, the president or…

There are Skills We Don’t Use

By: René Muhindo (Democratic Republic of Congo) We see a lot in our society: concepts and doctrines, theories and practices coming out of debates where the “weakest” are excluded.  Fortunately, everyone has the freedom to take a position that coincides with their own reality and situation. To give just one example, in Bukavo, in the…

Not Everything is Weakness

By: René Muhindo, (Bukavu, République Démocratique du Congo) In my neighborhood I hear judgments like: “They’re strange.  They don’t love their children, they can’t raise them, their children only inherit suffering.”  It’s the typical image that we cast on poor families.  And yet! Old Rukara is 70 years old, for 4 years he endured and…