You may be thinking, "its just a whistle." But you are incorrect! It is a symbol of justice.
Young boys in the Democratic Republic of Congo are being put on the front lines of war with only a whistle.
They are not yet strong enough to carry guns so they become a temporary human barricade.
The whistle sales fund a rehabilitation program for these young boys.THEIR SOLE DUTY IS TO MAKE ENOUGHNOISE TO SCARE THE ENEMY AND THEN TORECEIVE – WITH THEIR BODIES – THE FIRSTROUND OF BULLETS.Lines of boys fall as nothing more than a temporary barricade.Those who try to fl ee are shot at from behind. The soldiers call it“encouragement” to be brave. Without a gun to protect themselves, thesmallest boys are placed between the crossfi re of two armies – forcesfi ghting for reasons far beyond their ability to understand.WITH FALLING WHISTLES, THEIR ONLYCHOICE IS TO FEIGN DEATH OR FACE IT.
I'm happy to be a whistle blower!