Children whose births have never been officially registered are called “ghost” children or “invisible” children. This is an administrative irregularity with serious consequences: millions of African children are excluded from the education system simply because they do not have a birth certificate. In Gabon, the government estimates that 7,400 children were missing the precious document in 2018, often due to their parents’ ignorance of the administrative procedure after the birth of their child. Our team reports. .