During the last ten years, the African Region of the Great Lakes has been the scene of fierce fighting where millions of people lost their lives, hundreds of millions became refugees and/ or displaced persons.
"The Greek philosopher Plato wrote that society is composed of three social strata: the agriculturists, the soldiers and the wise. The first must, through their labour, provide for the material wellbeing of the population; the second must defend their city against its enemies; the third must rule the Republic.
Beware of the State that is governed by soldiers!".
Alas, the words of Plato have gone unheeded in the Region of the Great Lakes where the military are prepared for anything provided the can conquer and remain in power.
Inherent to the practice of conscription of minors in the Region of the African Grand Lakes, by reducing and even removing all impediments to accessing education and also supporting all other means for the protection of minors
Encourage the development of standard prevention and protection measures
Encourage research and data collecting
To support of children and women living in the region of the African Grand Lakes where the environmental conditions are at risk and pro- hibit all forms of personal growth and development as prescribed by the fundamental human rights.
To protect them from kidnapping, abductions and all other forms of violence.
Governmental and non-governmental, public and private institutions with proven competence and neutral commitment.
Ishmael Beah, A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier