Forest Whitaker talks to a young orphan girl about her dreams of becoming a peace-builder

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Forest Whitaker talking to Akello Silvy Micky

Forest Whitaker, an American actor and UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador led workshops on peace-building and conflict resolution at Hope North, in northern Uganda in December 2012.

Hope North is a rehabilitation campus in Masinde where refugees, orphans and former child soldiers rebuild their lives through education and vocational training.

Thirty young people between the ages of 15 and 25 years were selected from different districts in northern Uganda to attend the workshops.

One of the participants, Akello Silvy Micky, a young orphan girl impressed Forest Whitaker with her great sense of humour. In this interview, he talks to her about her dreams of becoming a peace-builder.

Duration: 2'48"

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