Things to Know about Ishmael Beah

Things to Know about Beah, Sierra Leone and Child Soldier's

Things to Know about Ishmael Beah

·Ishmael Beah was one of the first of the child soldiers to tell his story.

·By the age of 13, Ishmael was picked up by a government army.


·Ishmael struggled to reenter society with other citizens, because he was outside of it for his whole childhood.

·These boy soldiers are drugged and use machine guns.

·Ishmael struggled to reenter society with other citizens, because he was outside of it for his whole childhood.

·Sierra Leone is located on the western part of Africa.

·If kids reject from being a soldier, they are immediately tortured and killed.

·Since the kids are trapped for such a long time, they almost forget that they have rights as a person.

·Over 100,000 children have been released back into their society.

UNICEF works to help the children soldiers