CaptionMembers of The Millennium Stars say a prayer before training. Football provides some relief, focus and stability to children traumatized by the civil war. The war lasted seven years, leaving a broken economy and continued skirmishes in the north of the country. Thousands of children fought in the war. Teams like the Millennium Stars, made up of former child-combatants, help children to develop an alternative sense of pride, in sports skill rather than in violence.