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UGANDA

The LRA (Lord's Resistance Army) has been blamed for the slaughter of more than 100,000 people, rape, sexual enslavement, mutilation, maiming and the kidnapping of more than 60,000 children.

Once abducted, young boys are forced to serve as a soldier in the army, girls are used as sexual slaves and domestic servants.

 

Stigmatization is a big problem during the reintegration of these children after their release. In Lira, the Rachele School is giving counseling and education to formerly abducted children.

Even though the 'life in the bush' is for these children already some years ago, they are still vulnerable.

To help the integration and de-stigmatization, the students are a mix of former childsoldiers and regular students.

 

Every morning a profound prayer is held at the school.

 

Lira, Uganda, 2014

Currently in quarantine in the Philippines

(update October 2020) 

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