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Our writings section features stories addressing the issue of ChildSoldiers written by youth in Sierra Leone

Who Is a Child Soldier?

by Cynthia Mallah, age 17, Form 1, Government Model secondary school

A Child takes up arms, either when forced or voluntarily. i.e. under below the age of 18 yrs are engage in war with arms and ammunition for eg- the war in Sierra Leone involve a lot of child soldiers.

The war impact their lives mentally as they lack education and technical training. The drugs, alcohol in their system, which they take, disturb their minds and behavior towards their fellow companions and they usually carry them to doing any thing. They do not participate in any social activities. Moreover they are no longer thinking about religion as they always thinking about war and order bad activities.


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