Today we went to la Caixa to listen to Chema Caballero, who told us about his experience in Sierra Leone working with children soldiers.
Sierra Leone is not the only country where children are forced to fight Watch this video and find out more.
Take a closer look at this world map and check the link to find out the list of countries where children have actively participated in armed conflicts.
- Did you know that this situation existed before going to this talk?
Now, let’s see if you can answer the following questions.
- Where is Sierra Leone situated?
- How big is it?
- How many languages are there in Sierra Leone?
- What is Krio?
- What kind of resources is the country rich in?
- What is one of the reasons for conflict in the country?
- When did civil war break out?
- How long did it last?
- What was the RUF?
- What were the reasons given by Chema Caballero for recruiting children as soldiers?
- Which position does Spain occupy in the ranking of countries that export weapons?
- When did war end?
- Which position does Sierra Leone occupy in the Human development index?
Homework: Friday 19th November. Answer the questions and post the answers to the blog. Write a comment on Chema Caballero’s talk (maximum 50 words) . You do not need to summarise the talk. Write about the aspects you found most interesting: the facts that surprised you most, the things you’ve learnt .
Compare Ramon Lobo and Chema Caballero’s talks:
Can you find anything in common between them?
What made them different?