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Ali loves to write! Our residential care centers offer children like Ali an opportunity to rebuild their lives after leaving pasts with armed groups behind. -
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Here they learn, play and live in a safe space as all children should. #childrennotsoldiers 📷 @seblindstrom

UNICEF facilitated the release of more than 1,800 children involved in military activities of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF). This process started in 2009 and involved educating MILF leaders and communities, and establishing systems to monitor and prevent further recruitment and use of children in combatant and support roles. These children now need support from the Philippine government and development partners so they can enjoy their rights to education, health and protection. Tap the link on our profile to learn more. #ChildrenNotSoldiers

To be perfectly honest, sometimes I still get nervous; (Part 1/3)
Nervous for my team, for myself-- our safety on the road after stories of abductions and rape. Nervous for our hearts and the amount of emotions it stirs when sitting with the families of those who have been abducted or the women who have encountered rape. 
To love much is to risk much, and sometimes I feel like we don't wade into the deep end but we jump head first.
To love is to be vulnerable and to open your heart , Not only to those who live within your comfort zone, but to those who carry more brokenness than you can possibly imagine.
Justice Rising exists because we dare to believe that "justice is LOVE, correcting anything that stands against love" (MLKJ) and war is a great violation of love.
And so together, we tuck ourselves in the unending love of Jesus and believe his love can mend nations.
We traveled way out into the red zone last week. Though the risk was high the locals begged us to come. Well, we didn't really need much convincing, we just opened our first High School in the region and we had to go celebrate. Here's a slightly long winded 3 part story of the adventures to get there and back.
#childrennotsoldiers #educationinwarzones #transform

Millions of child soldiers are being exploited and treated as weapons. They fight like SOLDIERS, they die like CHILDREN.

#childrennotsoldiers

We asked children in #Mexico how they would feel if they were no longer allowed to play. This made them sad, as it is their favourite part of the day. Here, some friends have their hands painted red to show solidarity with child soldiers around the world. Photo SOS Archives #ChildrenNotSoldiers #childsoldiers #redhandday #redhandday2017

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The most difficult days are always watching little hands draw memories of war: burning huts, bullets, rebels with guns, family member's bodies. 9 years working in war and post-war areas and I never get through this with dry eyes. But redemption is also seen as they are able to draw their dreams of peace... dreams of their future. So thankful these sweet kids are in @exileintl's holistic rehabilitation programs! I love seeing their heart wounds heal and hearing them sing and dance- and dancing with them 😊. It's miraculous to hear them talk about forgiving those who killed their parents. Love will always have the last word. #healingwoundsofwar #exilefieldnotes #slavesnomore #endslavery #childrennotsoldiers #childrenofpeaceuganda

TL;DR please consider partnering with this ministry! See comment for my spiel, but Matthew's words below are more important.

#Repost @jmatthew__ (@get_repost)
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Less than a year ago, these orphaned children were living in alone — having lost their parents to war.
Orphaned by war, living in poverty, and having no hope of getting an education. Yet... Today we celebrated!

Today each completed (passed) their second school term in school!
They deserve to be celebrated.
Their smiles and giggles filled my heart.
They shared how excited they each are to be learning — not just in classes but also in the Peace Clubs (@exileintl care groups). My favorite part... hearing their dreams for their futures and praying with them for those dreams to come true.
But there is another twist... 75 children in @ExileIntl's program may not be able to return next year.
As of right now, that's how many EI is lacking the funds to support. It costs roughly $1000 per child to provide for all their needs for 1 year. That's their physical care, emotional care and spiritual care. It's also their education and leadership development. And... it transforms the trajectory of their lives!!! So here's my goal... I'm here in Uganda and Congo until Sept 7th and I'd like to see these funds raised before I leave.
I believe there's enough wonderful people out their with the means to do something about this very solvable problem. I believe that if they knew (if you knew), they/you would do something about it. So... #1 — Would you please share this post on your wall and with friends?

#2 — Would you consider being a part of these children's lives? How? By giving you will be providing the care and education they need to become thriving young men and women. To become healed and hopeful men and women who can themselves have a positive impact on their communities. They've come so far, yet have further to go. Please be a part of lives and what the future has in store for them.
http://exileinternational.org/give/

#healingwoundsofwar
#exilefieldnotes
#childrennotsoldiers
#orphancare
#uganda
#hope

Less than a year ago, these orphaned children were living in alone — having lost their parents to war.
Orphaned by war, living in poverty, and having no hope of getting an education. Yet... Today we celebrated!

Today each completed (passed) their second school term in school!
They deserve to be celebrated.
Their smiles and giggles filled my heart.
They shared how excited they each are to be learning — not just in classes but also in the Peace Clubs (@exileintl care groups). My favorite part... hearing their dreams for their futures and praying with them for those dreams to come true.
But there is another twist... 75 children in @ExileIntl's program may not be able to return next year.
As of right now, that's how many EI is lacking the funds to support. It costs roughly $1000 per child to provide for all their needs for 1 year. That's their physical care, emotional care and spiritual care. It's also their education and leadership development. And... it transforms the trajectory of their lives!!! So here's my goal... I'm here in Uganda and Congo until Sept 7th and I'd like to see these funds raised before I leave.
I believe there's enough wonderful people out their with the means to do something about this very solvable problem. I believe that if they knew (if you knew), they/you would do something about it. So... #1 — Would you please share this post on your wall and with friends?

#2 — Would you consider being a part of these children's lives? How? By giving you will be providing the care and education they need to become thriving young men and women. To become healed and hopeful men and women who can themselves have a positive impact on their communities. They've come so far, yet have further to go. Please be a part of lives and what the future has in store for them.
http://exileinternational.org/give/

#healingwoundsofwar
#exilefieldnotes
#childrennotsoldiers
#orphancare
#uganda
#hope

🗣 "I am 17 and a former militiaman. There was too much bloodshed. It was the loss of life everywhere that made me stop. I vowed to stop fighting and live in peace." (Read more 🔗 #linkinbio)
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#KasaiCrisis #ChildrenNotSoldiers #AChildIsAChild #hope #love #peace #ForEveryChild

#Repost @unpeacekeeping
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Good news from Mali 🇲🇱 ahead of #InternationalYouthDay tomorrow! Nine child soldiers were freed earlier this morning and handed over to @un_minusma after persistent advocacy by the Mission and other @unitednations partners. The Mission is organizing their transportation to #Gao and making arrangements for their care by child protection officials, pending reunification with their families. #Children and young men and women represent the majority of the population in most countries affected by armed conflicts. Since 2001, #UN peacekeepers have helped release thousands of child soldiers and advocate for legislative reform, helping to promote #peace among youth in conflict-torn countries across the world. #ChildrenNotSoldiers #YouthDay #youth4peace

Good news from #Mali 🇲🇱 ahead of #InternationalYouthDay tomorrow! Nine child soldiers were freed earlier this morning and handed over to @un_minusma after persistent advocacy by the Mission and other @unitednations partners. The Mission is organizing their transportation to #Gao and making arrangements for their care by child protection officials, pending reunification with their families. #Children and young men and women represent the majority of the population in most countries affected by armed conflicts. Since 2001, #UN peacekeepers have helped release thousands of child soldiers and advocate for legislative reform, helping to promote #peace among youth in conflict-torn countries across the world. #ChildrenNotSoldiers #YouthDay #youth4peace

We're proud to say that all of our schools are at or near the top of their respective districts! This is largely due to the investment we have made in our teachers, as well as the culture we've worked hard to create!
This week, we're hosting our annual teaching seminar where, for the first time in two years, we have brought together all of our teachers (60 total) across our seven schools for training!
We have teacher trainers hailing all the way from the UK, Singapore and the United States who have come to train our staff and we're so grateful.
We also have our youngest trainer ever at just 1 years old (pictured here with his dad). Here they're teaching on lesson planning and classroom management!

#justicerisingschools #teacherdevelopment #childrennotsoldiers #educationcannotwait

3:20PM HERE IN 🇳🇬. Go to School or die trying. •


A heartbreaking reality for many of these children. Lured to joining armed groups with promise of education, others forcefully recruited by their teachers.... they deserve better, it is their inherent right as a child•


#childrennotsoldiers

Children affected by war are forced to grow up fast because of the atrocities they’ve witnessed. We love these moments where they can be kids again and use art to express themselves! #childrennotsoldiers #healingwoundsofwar #arttherapy #traumacare #holisticrehabilitaion #holisticcare

👏@badgalriri is a genuine humanitarian...using her status and social media to promote and push G20 summit leaders to support and commit to education in developing nations 💛 Every child has the right to an education and investing in education forms foundations for economic prosperity, health and security of a nation. 👦👧🎒📚📒👩‍🏫🎓
#FundEducation #G20 #G20Leaders #Hamburg #CommitToEducation
#GlobalDevelopmentGoals
#Teach #Learn #Educate #Literacy #HigherEducation #DevelopingNations #LetGirlsLearn #ChildrenNotSoldiers #GirlsNotBrides #SocialMissions #ChildrensRightToEducation #PovertyElimination #BetterFutures #InternationalDevelopment
Read more here: https://www.buzzfeed.com/stephenlaconte/rihanna-just-tweeted-at-a-bunch-of-world-leaders-and-the?utm_term=.kwZGqKdlw#.ajDlG4dEe

http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-trending-40417116

“During the summer, kids in the kinds of areas we work face a lot of risk. There are still many soldiers in this area and great danger. Without any daytime activities, our kids can get into a lot trouble. This is why I'm grateful for our summer programs. We offer dance and art classes, tutoring, mentorship and games. This way, we will continue the progress we’ve seen in each of our kids during the summer break.” - Mama Zawadi.
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Summer has started here in Congo, but our team is still busy at work running our summer programs. These daytime activities provide safe and fun alternatives for students!
#educationinwarzones #childrennotsoldiers #justicerising #education #educationfirst #summer

Enjoying Portugal even more after receiving 84 on my law dissertation!!!!!!!!!!!!! 🇵🇹👌
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#lisbon #pacodearcos #caxias #solarpalmeiras #hotelview #ocean #birthdaytrip #gingerandthegypsy #portugal #childrennotsoldiers #lawdissertation #celebration #bachelor ✔️✔️✔️

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