Congo: Theatre for Reintegrating Child Soldiers

by Search for Common Ground


The project will work with former child soldiers in Bukavu and villages in the South-Kivu Province on theatre projects to break down stereotypes about child soldiers and eliminate their use.

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Tens of thousands of children are used as soldiers in DR Congo. They have been cut off for years from their family, education and any sense of normal life. People often consider them as beyond redemption. Their own family may reject them for the crimes they’ve been involved in. In these circumstances, former child soldiers are often tempted to go back to military camps or get lost on the road trying to survive while the only means they’ve learned in armies is violence.


Centre Lokole, with local theatre troupe “CHEM-CHEM” composed of former child soldiers, will organise open-air theatre identifying and voicing key issues which affected them when they were child soldiers and the many challenges they currently face.

Long-Term Impact

The project will help break stereotypes communities have developed about child soldiers and give the kids the chance to do something positive. It will also convey the implications of being a child soldier and aid in eliminating child soldiers.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).



Organization Information

Search for Common Ground

Location: Washington, DC - USA
Website: http:/​/​

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Thanks to 5 donors like you, a total of $2,003 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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