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Human Rights Activist will Visit Ithaca College to Speak on Integrating Child Soldiers into Society

 ITHACA, NY — Niousha Roshani, founder and program director of the Nukanti Foundation for Children (NFC), will speak at Ithaca College on the issue of integrating child soldiers into society. The talk will be held on Tuesday, April 10, at 7 p.m. in Textor 103. The event is hosted by the Ithaca College Human Rights Club.

Roshani, who received a masters in international development from Cornell University, founded Nukanti Foundation for Children. It is a nonprofit organization that focuses on providing hope and healing to marginalized children affected by extreme violence. The foundation currently holds four projects in the most impoverished regions of Colombia plagued with violence, drugs and armed forces looking to recruit children as soldiers.

The project uses art as therapy for children (through photography, music, dance and fine arts) who have experienced extreme violence as former child soldiers or were displaced from their family and offers them an alternative to fighting and arms as well as reassures their attendance and performance level in school.

Students and community members with all knowledge levels on these topics are encouraged to attend. For more information on the Nukanti Foundation for Children, visit

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