The term “child soldier” ought to be an oxymoron. These two words should be so far removed from each other, that they should never be combined into one. How can a child, an innocent being still exploring life, be mixed with arms and weapons and thrown into conflict? With the help of UNICEF, through The Independent’s Christmas Appeal, we can all do something to make sure that, for those child soldiers who can be reached, this need no longer be the case. Please give generously, and help give someone their childhood back.