E22 - Child Soldier to Keynote Speaker with Michel Chikwanine

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Michel is a phenomenal human, he's had to endure more than most of us can fathom. In this interview, we discuss

Being born in the republic of Congo

Growing up in a corrupt society

Disobeying his father, playing soccer and being abducted

Forcefully being initiated into the army

Running for 3 days and 3 nights in the jungle to escape as a 5 year old

Healing from those experiences

His journey to Canada

Bullying in Canada and Africa

You can learn more about Michel by checking out https://www.speakers.ca/speakers/michel-chikwanine/ or purchase his book here: https://www.amazon.ca/Child-Soldier-When-Boys-Girls/dp/1771381264

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