Sofea A. 2D - Child Soldier Storyboard (Malar from Sri Lanka's Story)
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A storyboard explaining Malar's life as a child soldier, for the assignment posted on the 15/06/2020 on a Modern Studies Google Classroom. Created by Sofea Ahmad of Class 2D.
I live with my nephew and we are very poor.
My dad died from a heart attack when I was 3.
My mum got sick when I was 6 and never came back from hospital.
Yes! This is a good idea. This way, I'll live comfortably without worrying about money!
I'm from the rebel group but if you come with me, we can educate and care for you.
I am Malar. I volunteer to go to war so that we can have freedom!
I know I'm only 12, but I know I can save my country!
Sri Lanka has a new soldier...
Come with us.
Malar's father died of a heart attack when he was three years old. His mother got sick when he was six and didn't come back from the hospital; So Malar lived with his uncle.
A woman from a rebel group met Malar when he was eight years old and told him that they could educate and care for him. Malar thought it was better to go with her because of his poverty.
When Malar was 12, he volunteered to go to war because he wanted to save his country and also to contribute to its freedom.
Once I get out of here, I will fight again to stop the army's attacks on my people!
One night, the government soldiers threw a grenade in Malar's bunker.
All ten of the girls with Malar there died. The soldiers finished them off.
Now Malar is in jail, but he will fight again because of the army's attacks on his people.
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