Monthly Archives July 2012

Welcome to summer

tarp surfing

We work really hard, and play sorta hard. Mainly we work. But when we discovered tarp surfing thanks to our friends in Uganda, we had to carve out some play time. And now it’s all we want to do. Welcome to summer. See Ugandans showing us how it’s done here. Want our summer-y shirts? We [...] Read More

[VIDEO PREMIERE] Silver Series // Middle Brother


It’s been quite some time since we released a music video for you guys, so we’re exponentially excited to share this video with you and hope that this two-parter from Middle Brother makes up for the delay. These guys are always hilarious and have such a loving carefree spirit about them. It’s evident when you [...] Read More

Ebola outbreak in western Ugandan

Ebola doesn't have vaccinations, and there is no standard treatment, besides hospitalization, isolation, administration of fluids, and anti-viral medications.

Teams in Uganda are trying to track down anyone who came into contact with patients infected with the Ebola virus, which has killed at least 14 people in the last three weeks. Ebola, one of the most virulent diseases in the world, is spread by close personal contact and can kill up to 90% of [...] Read More

Which U.S. Representatives signed the letter to President Obama?


Total Signatures: 78 Our thanks to all of the U.S. Representatives who signed the letter to President Obama, urging him to attend a meeting on the LRA with regional governments and other international leaders on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly this fall. We appreciate that our leaders took the initiative by pledging their [...] Read More

Monday Mini Mixtape #25


[Invisible Children Music: We firmly believe that music has a necessary role in giving social movements tremendous amounts of momentum. It is a universal language, and at Invisible Children, it's important for us to be a part of that language.] Image Credit Another Monday, another Mixtape. Remember to support these artists by buying their music, [...] Read More

How to write about Africa


Our staff writers will tell you that you need guidelines when writing about Africa. This article from Granta magazine gives you just that. And is also hysterical. Enjoy. Always use the word ‘Africa’ or ‘Darkness’ or ‘Safari’ in your title. Subtitles may include the words ‘Zanzibar’, ‘Masai’, ‘Zulu’, ‘Zambezi’, ‘Congo’, ‘Nile’, ‘Big’, ‘Sky’, ‘Shadow’, ‘Drum’, ‘Sun’ or ‘Bygone’. Also [...] Read More

Schools for Schools: Big savings

staff savings

Money is tight these days, including in Uganda. According to Uganda Bureau of Statistics, last year Uganda faced the highest inflation rate since 1993 with inflation rates escalating up to 28.3%. The current tough economic times have seen high inflation rates, high interest rates, low pay of teachers in government schools and general income inequality [...] Read More

How far will a mentor go?


Visiting the homes of students in remote locations takes perseverance. Especially during the rainy season when roads are less than easy to traverse. But the Invisible Children (IC) mentors will not be fazed. Last week, IC mentor Betty set out to visit the parents of some of the students she mentors in the Legacy Scholarship [...] Read More

Photo blog: iconic Olympic moments

Usain Bolt's 100m/200m sprint double in Beijing won him both gold medals.

“The most important thing in the Olympic Games is not winning but taking part; the essential thing in life is not conquering but fighting well.” – Pierre de Coubertin (Photo credits: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10)

The #KeepHimFamous challenge


There are fantastic opportunities to show KONY 2012 support in everyday life (read: free and easy). Since our supporters visit some pretty amazing places, and we’re pretty sure they enjoy a little friendly competition, we invented the #KeepHimFamous Challenge. Want in? It’s simple. Send us a pic of you wearing your Kony 2012 shirt. Photo [...] Read More