Jacques is President of one of the Ex-Combatant Associations. He came out of the bush in 2004, when he was 18. Today, he is father of four children, all boys, and has spent the last three years working as a teacher in a high school. Transitions of this type are often extremely challenging, both socially and economically.
Jacques entered the bush during a period of great insecurity. Week after week, he saw his family members and neighbours being killed and their houses being burnt down; no-one in his village was safe. At one point in 2001, Jacques could not watch … Read more