World Youth Education Trust

Child Soldier Education and Leadership Program

WYET currently looks after over 50 formerly abducted child soldiers who have escaped or were rescued from the decades-long war in Northern Uganda. WYET looks after children from 8 years old up to 21 years old who were taken from their families, used as soldiers, most forced to kill, rape and steal.

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  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing
  • Homeless/RefugeHomeless/Refuge
  • Human Rights/AdvocacyHuman Rights/Advocacy


  • Children (3-18)Children (3-18)
  • Young People (18-30)Young People (18-30)



The WYET Child Soldier Program (CSP) aims to accommodate, fed, counsel and educate 500 formerly abducted child soldiers in the Northern Ugandan regions of Lira and Gulu in the next 24 months. WYET believes in empowering these children through education, creating confidence and self esteem building. WYET holds a long term trust for these children to cover their costs of secondary, tertiary and vocational schooling in the future. Under the WYET CSP we want to: - support of 500 primary, secondary, tertiary and vocational students for all the children- including food, accommodation, school fees and educational materials (£50,000) - for those either too old to return to school or not desiring to, training in the field of their choice and funding under the WYET Micro-Enterprise (£10,000) - provide leadership training through a specifically trained WYET 'Future Leaders' teacher (£4,000) - provide counseling and therapy for the children with trauma (£8,500) - staff costs, monitoring and micro enterprise supervision (£4,000)