Colombia's ex-fighters taught skills for peace

Lucy Sherriff, BBC News, May 17, 2018
Commentary by Stephen Downes

Readers will know I was in Colombia a couple of weeks ago so this story is fresh on my mind. This article underscores the umportance of, and the diffioculty of, the work to be done. Says one person, "I have many friends who regularly go hungry because they cannot find work. Who is going to employ a 50-year-old man who can only just read and write but has no other skills? The issue is not giving us education. The issue lies with giving us the skills to work so we can rejoin society. Otherwise peace will be impossible."

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