There are an estimated 300,000 child soldiers around the world. Many children are recruited forcibly; their abduction is a pernicious form of displacement that dramatically affects those stolen and the communities from which they were taken.
The architectural design focuses on the rehabilitation of boy soldiers, integrating many different cultures and beliefs away from the terrors of war, to find peace within themselves and living with caring people. The main focus of the design is to reflect the stages of post conflict trauma to assist the boys to regain a sense of worth and normality. This is done through the design of the complex into three filters: Trauma, Communal, and Reintegration.
Keating, Alyssa, "PMR, Psychosocial Multicultural Rehabilitation: A Place of Peace and Compassion for Child Soldiers of Post War Trauma" (2010). Architecture Theses. 74.