Rebuilding childhoods after trauma

Sekou becomes wistful when I ask him about his village. “Before, things were good. At night, we’d sit around the campfire and tell stories with our parents. And during the day, we’d dance and play the drums.” He comes from a tiny village in Mopti, the central region of Mali that has increasingly become the theater of violence and insecurity. 12-year-old Sekou and I are sitting in the Child-Friendl...