Work of the Christian Brothers with Former Child-Soldiers in Sierra Leone Acknowledged

The work of the Christian Brothers in providing psycho-social and educational support to young people traumatized by war in Sierra Leone was acknowledged in a recent article in the local tabloid newspaper “We Yone”.

Under the banner headline “Christian Brothers – Championing the Cause of Disadvantaged Children” the article featured an interview with David Yambusu the Director of the program which provides non-formal education, advocates for the welfare of children and provides support to them in the acquisition of basic skills in order to promote self-reliance.

The training programs are conducted in a series of centres, and serve children aged mainly 11-15 from disadvantaged communities and include social activities which prove therapeutic to the young people as they recover from the trauma they have endured.

Sierra Leone will be the subject of a Universal Periodic Review in the Human Rights Council of the UN in mid-2011.

Children at the training centre at Ginger Hall, Freetown, Sierra Leone
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