STOP CHILD SLAVERY
GOOD SHEPHERD SISTERS WIN REUTERS AWARD
Sister Jane Wainoi Kabui, Director of Programmes, thanked “all the people of Good Shepherd Kolwezi who have supported the journey so far, the Good Shepherd Sisters and Partners in Mission, our project managers and field teams, the child development staff, and our trainers, social workers, nurses and protectors for your tireless efforts”. She also thanked their partners at the Good Shepherd International Foundation for their “tireless support of our communities and their shared commitment to the fight against modern slavery in the Democratic Republic of Congo”.
Even the late Ambassador Luca Attanasio appreciated the sisters’ fight against the exploitation of children in the cobalt mines in Congo.
“The nuns’ mission is concentrated in a small area of the Democratic Republic of Congo, which alone provides between 60 and 70% of the world’s cobalt needs. Since the world has decided to focus on electric cars, it has become a magnet for many multinationals. Respect for human rights is at the heart of all the activities of the Good Shepherd Sisters, while in the artisanal mining communities, an endless series of abuses is perpetuated”.