The Child Soldier: Our Writing
Giving Voice to Youth Affected by War


How Does War Affect Children?
by Agusta Kaifala, age 15, Freetown Secondary School for Girls (FFSG).
Freetown, Sierra Leone

In a normal standing there is no child soldier but to some researchers a
child soldier is regarded as a child combatant who has been abducted by
rebels. In relation to this child soldier suffered .This make them to
fight for food and other items. Secondly, some of them grow up without
education and never been useful in society some became thieves, others
amputated or amputate others. These are the ways the war affected the


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