The security situation in South Sudan and the east of DRC is unstable. Lack of formal school education contributes strongly towards this problem.
Without hope of vocational training, children from poor families often drop out of school or they are sent to work by their parents. Uneducated youth are easily manipulated since they have difficulties to verify information. As a result of having no vision for their life, they easily join rebel groups, especially during famine. However, those groups are stealing the resources from local communities and actually increase hunger, displacement and calamity.
In order to break this cycle, teachers and training institutions are needed to empower the young generation with professional skills and values.