A teacher's courage
November 29, 2011 by The IRC
|Uwizera Desange, 23, teaches fourth grade in a primary school in eastern Congo. Photo: Aubrey Wade/IRC|
Photographer Aubrey Wade met fourth-grade teacher Uwizera Desange when he was documenting the International Rescue Committee’s work in the Democratic Republic of Congo, which has been engulfed by conflict for more than a decade. The IRC is working in Congo to save lives, revive communities and help ensure that more children can go to school — even during a crisis. We have trained thousands of teachers and enabled almost 500,000 children to access basic education in safe classrooms.