About a month ago, Daddy D and I saw a presentation about the practice of using child soldiers in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. A Bukeni T. Waruzi Beck, the executive director of “AJEDI-Ka/Projet Enfants Soldats”, spoke about the military conscription of children and his organization's effort to rehabilitate those children. I admit that to being somewhat naïve about some of the evils that exist on our planet. Maybe I am guilty of closing my eyes to certain dreadful practices on this Earth. However, after seeing the informative presentation, I am saddened by the cruelty that we humans commit towards each other.
What can we do to help? First, read the April 4th entry by PT of Thinking About..., in which he discusses this horrific practice of the using children as soldiers. PT speaks eloquently about this crisis. After reading his entry, speak out against this practice, and implore your legislators to decry this war crime.