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An update to Camp Okutta

I was very pleased on the weekend to see the Camp Okutta website and Youtube video produced by WarChild Canada get some mainstream press coverage. One of War Child’s founders, Dr. Samantha Nutt, explained in the story they thought it was a good way to draw attention to the fact that there are an estimated 250,000 child soldiers worldwide.

And how is the campaign being received?

Just one day after the campaign was launched, Nutt said she had already received “overwhelmingly positive” feedback. “People are calling it extremely creative. Some people are calling it courageous,” she said. “There have been a couple of people who made the mistake of thinking it was real, but in actual fact we are grateful for that, because we want people to be outraged that this is happening in the world.”

…and then there are those who are outraged that there might be safety violations in the making of the video, rather then look at the bigger picture of what Warchild Canada is trying to depict. Fortunately, that number appears to be very tiny.


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