The mission of Exile International goes beyond children healing from their wounds of trauma. It extends to developing leaders and peace-builders, so that each may fulfill their own dreams. So that each may become the future leaders and peacemakers of D.R. Congo.
Like all EI Care Programs — The Peace Lives Center is transforming lives through physical, emotional and spiritual care, education and leadership development.
Graduates of the Peace Lives Center have gone on to become university students, teachers, carpenters, administrative professionals, church leaders, and community leaders. Graduates are volunteering and serving in their communities — further fostering healing and promoting peace in a conflict-ridden region of the DRC.
Many of these Young Peacemakers are now leading care groups in their villages. In 2015, more than 255 rescued child soldiers in rural Congo are finding hope and being mentored in programs facilitated by graduates of the EI's Peace Lives Program.