Exile International empowers children of war to become leaders for peace through art therapy and holistic, rehabilitative care.
In Central and East Africa, armed forces and rebels have abducted more than 100,000 children. Children as young as 7 are kidnapped and forced to fight in rebel armies. Many are psychologically tortured and brainwashed — forced to commit atrocities against their own families and communities, forced to fight and to kill. Young girls are abducted and abused, becoming victims of rape and sexual violence.
Exile International’s missions is to restore rescued child soldiers and children orphaned by war to become leaders for peace through art therapy and holistic, rehabilitative care.