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

Children Becoming Soliders

By Prince Abu, age 18 of the Government Technical Secondary School, S.S.S.3 Freetown, Sierra Leone

A child soldier is often forced any armed group, for example in any revolution like the past rebel crisis that was going on in our country. During that time, they are captured at the very early age of 10years or even less. They will be forced and introduced to such violence as sexual immorality, killing, attacking people for their properties.

The war affected their lives as follows:

1. The using of bad drugs; for example cocaine, brown/brown etc.

2. Their future will be a failure in life.

3. They will engage in sexual immorality and the girls are often raped.

4. Their education will be backward they will often not be under parental control unless they are engaged in a place were they can learn something like carpentry, tailoring, engineering etc.


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