The Banro Foundation, working with six local Congolese NGOs, is overseeing several programs to provide training to former artisanal miners at Twangiza.

The Banro Foundation, working with six local Congolese NGOs, is overseeing several programs to provide training in such skills as carpentry, masonry, motor mechanics, agriculture and tailoring to former artisanal miners at Twangiza. A related initiative is a 3 year program, including psychological counseling, designed to reintegrate 100 former child artisanal miners into the educational system; an additional 100 older children have elected to enroll in a variety of livelihood skills training programs geared to their age group. A separate program for elderly former artisanal miners provides training in animal husbandry skills and a gift of a cow upon graduation.

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