Time Magazine Visits DRC Diamond Mines

Mining and Exploration
27/08/2015 22:17

Photographer Lynsey Addario for Time Magazine took an inside look at the Democratic Republic of Congo's diamond mines. Conditions are harsh and poverty is rampant. The article notes that the Diamond Development Initiative (DDI), along with diamond jewelry retailer Brilliant Earth, has set up a pilot program for young students at risk of sacrificing their education to work in the mines. Right now there are only two Brilliant Mobile Schools, as they are called, in Tshikapa, and demand is high. DDI hopes to build more, if they can raise more funds.