Indigenous males & females of all ages who requested training were granted it, some children as young as 6 years old.....for children die in war just as much as adults, and females die just as often as males, so no discrimination must be permitted when it comes to community defence, EVERY member of a tribe must know how to defend him/herself AND their people.
I also did 4 Reiki sessions for 4 different tribal members, 2 middle-aged men, 1 middle-aged woman and one 14 year old girl, and I conducted free 4 hour English lesson classes to any in the tribe who wanted to learn conversational English.
Our INDIGENOUS worldwide Foreign Legion is not purely martial, our volunteers are teachers, doctors, nurses, carpenters, masons etc, whatever the host community that invites our presence requires most.
HOWEVER, all volunteers MUST be willing to accept the risk that their lives could be lost in fulfilling their missions, so they must ALL know/learn how to use weapons to help defend themselves and the people they are assisting.....you might be teaching English to Yezidi children in Iraq - and ISIS terrorists might attack again....what are you going to do? Get mercilessly slaughtered with them like a sheep? Or pick up a weapon and help to defend them?
I do not want any slack-jawed cowards in this force, that is why I have complete control over it, only brave souls who are not afraid to do whatever is required of them will be allowed to join.
We now have a permanent local Foreign Legion (officer rank) Member presence in Central America and in one Asian country....and our first successful International deployment under our belt.
Not bad for an idea that came to me (to create this force myself) just 4 months ago.