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August 27, 2014

by Invisible Children

#Icebucketchallenge // Why awareness campaigns are the future

Over the past few weeks, our Facebook feeds have gotten a little chillier with 30-second videos of our friends, families, and sometime strangers drenching themselves in ice water for a cause. The #ALSicebucketchallenge is taking over and we kind of like it… Here at Invisible Children, we just can’t get enough of social media movements – so we […]

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August 22, 2014

by Lauren Manning

Uganda Trip Winners // ICU Reflects Two Months Later

At Invisible Children Uganda, we remember how two months ago a group of bright and enthusiastic supporters came by our office for the first time. We had been waiting expectantly for this group of trip winners since the #zeroLRA fundraising initiative kicked off the previous year. We are pleased to say that they impressed us […]

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August 19, 2014

by Lauren Manning

How Our Livelihoods Team Plans to Support Returnees

Even after graduating over 2,000 members from the Functional Adult Literacy course last month, Invisible Children Uganda’s livelihoods team has not taken much time to rest. Change is in the works as the team recently kicked off planning for the future of our Livelihoods programming and support Lord’s Resistance Army escapees. We believe that the […]

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August 17, 2014

by Lauren Manning

Gulu’s Finance Guru // Kinyera Moses

Another day and another chance to meet one of our staff members in Uganda. And this one is especially exciting. Kinyera Moses is our the Finance Officer in our Gulu, Uganda office. He first began working for Invisible Children’s Pader District office in January 2014 before switching over the Gulu a few months later. Before joining […]

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August 12, 2014

by Invisible Children

More Breaking News: 33 women and children freed from LRA

We just received confirmation that on Sunday (August 10th), a group of 33 women and children were released by the LRA in Digba, Democratic Republic of Congo (DCR). Their ages and years in captivity vary, with the youngest of the returnees being a one week old baby. This is in ADDITION to the 13 women and children who came […]

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by Lauren Manning

Uganda’s newest women’s advocate? She’s one of ours.

When Acan Brenda selected her course of study, she knew immediately that she wanted to be a social worker. The chance to “work hand in hand” with her local community? Sounds like a winning idea. Brenda, a graduate of the Legacy Scholarship Program (LSP), completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences from Kyambogo University in Kampala, Uganda […]

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August 7, 2014

by Lauren Manning

Why Water?

Have you heard about our Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) program? This project hasn’t gotten a lot of publicity lately, but it is no less important than the rest of the work Invisible Children has done in northern Uganda. It’s also unique, in that the program is almost entirely community led. Not long after Invisible Children supports a community by digging […]

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August 4, 2014

by Lauren Manning

Pabo Secondary School // Our scholars are beating the odds

Four members of the Legacy Scholarship Program (LSP) are currently attending Pabo Secondary School (Pabo SS), and each student fits into one or more vulnerability categories. These categories were developed by Invisible Children in 2005 in order to identify students in northern Uganda who are facing the greatest needs. In many cases, these vulnerabilities – where the student […]

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July 30, 2014

by Lauren Manning

Uganda // Remembering Olanya Columbas

Invisible Children Uganda is in mourning as we remember Olanya Columbas, a member of the Legacy Scholarship Program (LSP) who passed away this week due to health complications. Five members of the Invisible Children Uganda staff attended his burial, reflecting on the great contributions that Olanya made to LSP and to his greater community despite the challenges he […]

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July 29, 2014

by Lauren Manning

Why We Need to Stop Joseph Kony // Uganda staff responds

Millions of people, including the displaced, the dead, the maimed and the formerly abducted, were left behind in the wake of Joseph Kony and his army’s exodus from Uganda. The LRA broke apart families and interrupted the educational and economic opportunities that northern Ugandans depended on for their futures. As the region recovers, the LRA continues […]

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