The Child Soldier: Our Writing
Giving Voice to Youth Affected by War


What is a Child Soldier?
by Magaret Amara, Government Model Secondary School. Freetown, Sierra Leone

I am 16 years old and I attending Model Secondary school. A child soldier
is a child who has been captured to train and fight against Sierra Leone.
These people were taking drugs and than some of our brothers and sisters
were captured by the rebel s who are war -like people .Because of this
education becomes poor for the children. This make some parents
abandon their children and this led them to follow rebels to the bush
and they began to thieve, kill, rape, chop people's hands, feet etc.


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