Dec-13-2021 | Project-AK47
The First Footage of Child Soldiers I Ever Saw
Years ago, I gave my friend Sam a video camera and asked him to find us the darkest place we could serve. The footage he came back with broke me.
Aug-01-2019 | Project-AK47
We’re excited about the developments in store, and we’d love to invite you to join us in anticipating the launch of IN:FIRE this October.
Jul-01-2019 | Project-AK47
Local Spirits vs Education
…They thought that if they allowed their children to study that evil spirits would curse their family and they would all die.
Jun-12-2019 | Project-AK47
The First High School Graduate
There were a lot of shoot outs…I even remember my teacher telling us to lay on the floor, because the shootings would even happen during daytime…
Apr-21-2019 | Project-AK47
Leaders Without Guns
This area is favorable for rebel armies and for good reason...
Feb-22-2019 | Project-AK47
We Need Education Badly
We need education badly. We need to study our letters. Help us, that we aren’t carrying weapons of war but are people of worth.
Jan-21-2019 | Project-AK47
I am afraid to be a soldier
“Whenever people talk about guns, soldiers, or the war, I feel afraid…”
Dec-10-2018 | Project-AK47
I was afraid I would not see my parents again…
I was afraid I would not see my parents again before I died.
Dec-04-2018 | Project-AK47
Grandma was struggling with heavy drinking and drug use. Her grandkids’ complaints of hunger buzzed annoyingly in her ears, but she couldn’t push past the fog and driving need of her addiction. Her grandkids, desperate and driven by sharp hunger pains, began frequenting the market to beg. Their noses ran; fevers and open sores were frequent from lack of nutrition and care. Mother had abandoned them to grandma. There was no one to turn ...
Nov-07-2018 | Project-AK47
As you read this, there are students and former child soldiers that we support who are in danger of being conscripted into the military. To tell you the truth, some of them already have been, and their families are at risk too.
Oct-25-2018 | Project-AK47
Out of the four children we interviewed, each was the first and only child in their family to study beyond grade 3.
Oct-02-2018 | Project-AK47
Help Us Keep Students Out of Combat
“Most of these kids, if they cannot go to school, they marry at 13 years old, 15 years old…either they marry or they go into the army?”
Sep-23-2018 | Sports Missions
Setting New Goals Through Soccer
It’s difficult to know how many people have died as a result of the drug war in Mexico. Some estimates put the civilian casualty rate at over 160,000 since 2007, a number that surpasses both Iraq and Afghanistan combined. In the midst of all these numbers are family members: brothers, fathers, women, and sadly, children.
Sep-11-2018 | Project-AK47
Bomb Attacks Claim 4 More Lives in Mindanao
Two explosions from improvised explosive devices (IEDs) have rocked Sultan Kudarat Province, Mindanao, Philippines recently, claiming 4 lives and injuring 49.
Sep-03-2018 | Project-AK47
Culture of Conflict
As tragic as Maria’s is, stories like these are not uncommon here. Children in this region of Mindanao are traumatized by, trained in, and raised up in a culture of conflict.