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Joseph’s Care

How did this happen? Traveling to-and-from care programs regularly involves dangerous crossings through rebel-held territories of Congo. While returning home from one of these care programs (overseeing an expansion and addition of more children to the care programs) — Joseph and his team were ambushed. In the ambush, Joseph was shot five times (hitting the spine […]

Roadmap to Healing

. For a rescued child soldier enrolled in EI’s care programs, this is what the journey from abduction to healing looks like, step by step.   Step 1: Abduction and Captivity Children are kidnapped and forced to fight in rebel armies and many are abused and tortured. This usually occurs around age 12, but can occur […]

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