Falling Whistles: A whistle-blower

Falling Whistles is dedicated to saving young boys in the Congro from the front lines of war. These young children are blow whistles to alert rebels and risk taking a bullet during the deadly crossfires.

Many of us have heard the stories of child-soldiers. Invisible Children and stories such as A Long Way Gone have been groundbreaking in granting us glimpses into their tortured lives.

I had heard.known.cared. I had even reacted and raged. But when these boys told me of the whistle blowers, the horror grew feet and walked within me.

Captured by Nkunda’s rebel army, the boys not big enough to hold a gun are given merely a whistle and put on the front lines of battle.

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