We were thrilled to see that Noah Gundersen and his sister Abby performed on Mountain Stage for NPR Music this week… and you should be too. Why you ask?
The entire Invisible Children community mourns the loss of Elijah Muchiri, Head of Office for Invisible Children Uganda (ICU). Elijah passed away on March 29 in Nairobi, Kenya after a long battle with on-going health issues. When Elijah joined the ICU team in June 2012, it was not just his depth of professional experience working [...] Read More
Invisible Children’s Livelihoods programs work directly with war-affected community members, many of whom never had the chance to receive a real education. Because of this, we create a curriculum to be shared with members of our Village Savings and Loans Associations in order to help them gain basic skills in reading, writing and mathematics. Heard [...] Read More
Abductions by Joseph Kony’s rebel army have contributed to thousands of missing children throughout East and central Africa. This is a story of one still missing. It was 11 years ago when Apio Juliet Okidi last saw her cousin Afany. 19-year-old Afany, also known as Langol Cyprian or Alphonse, was abducted one evening in 2002. [...] Read More
Invisible Children is one in a coalition of NGOs that have been urging for stronger United States’ engagement in addressing the crisis in the Central African Republic (CAR). This week, we need your help in encouraging our policymakers to take action. U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power is traveling to Rwanda to commemorate the [...] Read More
For the first Monday Mixtape of April I present you with some exciting discoveries. All these tracks are unique in their own way– though they all have a bit of dreaminess to them. So glide into the fresh week, and the fresh month, with some fresh tunes. 01. SIREN – I Think I Like You :: If [...] Read More
Last week NPR released a story called “Kony’s Back in the News. Do Teenagers Still Care?”. NPR is a very a highly revered news outlet in the Invisible Children office. Odds are, if you walk past any of us with our headphones on, we’re listening to our favorite NPR podcast (S/O: Wait, Wait Don’t Tell [...] Read More
A view from above of one of the streets in Gulu, a small town in northern Uganda where Invisible Children Uganda is based. During the height of the LRA conflict, over 50,000 children commuted each night to town centers like Gulu’s due to the threat of abduction by Joseph Kony and his rebel army.
Invisible Children Uganda welcomed Luis Moreno Ocampo, the former chief prosector of the International Criminal Court (ICC), to northern Uganda at the end of March. Ocampo, who led the indictment of Joseph Kony and his top commanders for war crimes, shared his support for helping communities heal from the trauma the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) [...] Read More
Last week, we received the exciting news that the Obama Administration would be strengthening its efforts to help arrest Joseph Kony and end LRA violence by contributing at least four V-22 Osprey aircraft and additional military personnel to the counter-LRA mission. In the same week, we received even more encouraging news — the European Union [...] Read More