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Interviews with Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

Interviewed January 11, 2010

For me, I think we start with the children, that’s where I start. I say at some point, let the children grow up knowing that there’s nothing that can stop them from what they want to be. So I’ve concentrated a lot on that and I see a lot big differences.

They will grow up in a society—we’ve had seven years of peace. Those are the kids who’ve never heard gunfire, you know? They’ve never had to run or see their parents—their parents can sleep in the night. That in itself sends a big message from them to their parents, and that’s a healing feeling I think.