What is Bolivian Pre-military service?

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My correspondent child in Bolivia told me that he started pre-military service in November.  I've been searching the web trying to find out what this is, but I'm not getting a very clear picture.  Will this effect his involvement with Compassion?  He is supposed to be graduating from in October, I think.

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Hi Jamie! Regrettably, I am not exactly sure what pre-military service entails although it may be a sort of training camp or school that he has to attend as an entrance into the military. I have heard of other young adults from Bolivia who had to go to a military academy prior to the military. It also sounds like he is going to this pre-military service after he completes the program in October which would make total sense. 
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A sponsor in Bolivia, Kees Boer, says "From what I understand, it wAlso many of the older (12+) children only attend the CDI once a week....ill probably not allow him to attend the CDI as much, depending on where he is stationed....I had a correspondence child that was like that... He wasn't at the CDI much.... but he would write...Every young man has to enroll in military service for a time here. But if a child is absent from the CDI for more than 2 months, they will be departed... So, I don't understand exactly how that works. Also, if they don't attend sufficiently, generally, the center will graduate them if they have met the basic requirements for graduation.... That's why sometimes 14 year olds will graduate at that age... It's better for Compassion statistics."

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