Car Repair Shop Jump-Starts Ugandan Child Soldiers Into New Lives
Louis Lakor was abducted in a night raid and forced to become a child soldier with the Lord's Resistance Army rebel group, which terrorised northern Uganda for nearly two decades before being driven out of the country by a military offensive in 2005. Now Lakor, 27, is putting the horrors of the bush behind him and helping other ex-child soldiers to learn skills from vehicle repairs and carpentry to tailoring and hairdressing.
Thomson Reuters Foundation, 9 May 2018
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Louis Lakor, left, founder of the Baka Youth Training Centre, and Peter Owiny Mwa, nicknamed Baka, Louis' former boss, pose for a photo in Gulu, Northern Uganda, March 29, 2018.
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