In the beginning Salva was weak and not very strong. He was at school in the beginning where people started shooting. He and his class had to evacuate. Salva soon found a group of people to depend on, making him weak.
In the middle Salva met his uncle. His uncle was the leader of his group and encouraged him to continue on little by little. Salva depended on his uncle, but he learned valuable leadership skills. This helped Salva grow stronger.
In the end Salva became a great strong leader. He led 1500 and maybe more people to a camp in Kenya. He and many other boys were being chased out of the Ethiopia refugee camp. Many boys did not survive but the ones who did followed Salva. Salva was weak but became strong.