Katrien Vanderschoot is a Belgian journalist.

She works for the Belgian national broadcaster VRT. 

For the past 25 years she has made numerous reports in Sub-Saharan Africa, with a special passion for the Great Lakes. As a radio journalist she is always looking for colourful and profound stories from the people on the spot.


Katrien Vanderschoot
DR Congo, Afrika

Supported projects

The children of Eastern Congo

KISANGANI - The Children of Eastern Congo tells the story of two young people from the same region around Goma: child soldier Isaac and activist Rebecca. The first was barely thirteen when he became a kadogo, a recruit of rebel leader Laurent Kabila. The latter was once the youngest political prisoner when she stood up with other youth activists against Kabila's policy. Why did one choose the weapons and the other the words? Did they stay true to their mission? How universal is their story?