Founded in 2013, by Ava Vanderstarren and Fazineh Keita, Innocence Lost Foundation is a registered Canadian charity and non-profit organization for child soldiers and youth in Africa. Their aim is to create rehabilitation and community centres that provide a safe place, education, skills training and art and sport therapy programs. They bring healing and opportunities to former child soldiers and their communities after war .

Currently Ava and Fazineh, along with their board of directors, architects and dedicated volunteers, are fundraising to build a community centre in Kabala, Sierra Leone. They go to high schools around B.C. to speak and educate youth, involving the Canadian community in the process.

To learn more about the project, donate or to get involved, please visit:

Twitter: @Foundation_IL

Instagram: @InnocenceLostFoundation



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Ava Vanderstarren