Former child soldier, Aimé shares his story

Former child soldier, Aimé shares his story

Our Posts Protection 22 February 2017 No Comments on Former child soldier, Aimé shares his story

Former child soldier, Aimé tells us his story. Today, he is an adult reintegrated into society, and has rebuilt his life, overcome challenges, and sees the future in a new light. This is a moving interview, which reminds us of the urgent need to act so that no child ends up enrolled in the forces or armed groups. It also underlines the importance of investing in reintegration. “I don’t like to talk about my story, because it’s tragic. I lost my father because of it. But I hope than an important message will get through.” Let his words speak.

Trésor : 6 years with a weapon, now with a wood plane

Trésor : 6 years with a weapon, now with a wood plane

Child Post Protection Young Reporters 13 February 2017 No Comments on Trésor : 6 years with a weapon, now with a wood plane

YOUNG REPORTER – At 12 years of age, having lost both parents, Trésor* joined the FRPI, an active armed group in the north-east of the DRC. Very sad, he talks to me about his memories of a life as a child soldier and what he has become today. The moving story of Trésor, 17 years old, resembles that of hundreds of former child soldiers.