The conflict in South-Sudan has destroyed the local economy and led to many child soldiers. The WakaWaka lights will be very important for the succes of the demobilization of the children that integrated into the armed forces in South Sudan.
Imagine you have to hand in the weapon you carried for a long time, which gave you a certain status, socially. That may be felt like a loss. We hope that the Wakawaka solar light and the opportunities it opens up for these children and their families may replace this loss, if only to a certain extend.
All together, we hope that the WakaWaka lights could be the symbol of life, hope and renaissance for children who carried a weapon in the armed forces, who witnessed violence, and many of whom have lost relatives during the recent conflict.