Educational Impacts

As mentioned in physical impacts, children may be killed or be disabled in conflicts by weapons. Suffering from disease or illness, children without healthcare services may find it difficult to attend schools again. For instance, loss of sight or hearing becomes an obstacle for them to be educated1.

Even if they are able to return to school, years of being deprived of education may prevent these children from finding confidence in catching up with their companions. Finally, some of them may choose to drop out of school again. Yet, in most cases, government educational systems in these contexts will mostly be destroyed by conflict without giving options for child soldiers.

See Physical Impacts

See Psychological Impacts

See Impact on Society

Footnotes:

1 The Children and Armed Conflict Unit. (1997). The invisible soldiers: Child combatants. Weekly Defense Monitor, 4(26).

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