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July 25, 2014

by Lauren Manning

Photo Friday // Who Made Your Mend Bag?

Since it was launched in 2013 Mend’s Mini Messenger bag has received quite a few compliments. It is compact when compared to our traditional Messenger bag, comes in three beautiful colors and features genuine leather accents and durable canvas. What’s not to love? At Invisible Children, we are more excited by the fact that this bag was […]

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July 21, 2014

by Lauren Manning

Asiimwe Proscovia // “Education is the source of everything”

Proscovia missed her official graduation from Gulu University in October because she was on tour with Invisible Children in the United States. Since returning to Uganda in December, she celebrated her graduation again with other recent graduates of the Legacy Scholarship Program from across the region. She also began working at Sacred Heart Secondary School, one of Invisible […]

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July 15, 2014

by Miranda Brown

Coming full circle // Reflections from a Uganda trip winner

After 10 days of trekking around Uganda, our 15 #zeroLRA Uganda trip winners are back. They couldn’t be more thrilled to have seen in person the people and programs they’ve worked so hard to support. And from Facebook and Instagram photos we’ve been stalking, it looks like they made some time for adventuring, too – from jungle safaris […]

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by Lauren Manning

Uganda // Celebrating literacy

“Literacy is a bridge from misery to hope. It is a tool for daily life in modern society. It is a bulwark against poverty and a building block of development, an essential complement to investments in roads, dams, clinics, and factories. Literacy is a platform for democratization and a vehicle for the promotion of cultural […]

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July 1, 2014

by Lauren Manning

Aciro Lucy // Shaping her future

When Aciro Lucy returns to school at the start of next term, she will be entering her final year of university as a candidate for her Bachelor’s of Science in economics. She is currently searching for an internship in Kampala, the capital city of Uganda, that will give her real life experience in her field […]

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June 26, 2014

by Lauren Manning

Ojik Santo // Lessons in leadership

Ojik Santo says that his academics are going well, especially because Senior 4 focuses on courses where the teachers summarize the information taught during the previous three years of school. But where Santo really shines is within leadership. As the Head Boy at his school, Santo works closely with the school’s male students, teachers and administrators […]

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June 20, 2014

by Invisible Children

Bon voyage // Uganda trip winners depart

Right now, 15 of our biggest supporters are on a plane heading to Uganda. After a whirlwind day in the office and a sleepover at the Roadie House, they woke up bright and early (like 4:00 AM early) to catch their first flight. Their ages range from 16 to early 40s, and they come from […]

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June 19, 2014

by Lauren Manning

Akena Thomas // Top of his Class

Back in September 2013, Akena Thomas told a member of Invisible Children’s communications team that he dreamed of becoming a doctor when he is older. But recently, in June, another member of the same communications team met with Thomas again only to learn that Thomas has since changed his mind. Instead of being a doctor, […]

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June 16, 2014

by Lauren Manning

Honoring the Day of the African Child

On June 16, 1976, thousands of schoolchildren peacefully took to the streets of Soweto, in Johannesburg, South Africa. This protest, later known as the Soweto Uprising, has been memorialized as the Day of the African Child ever since 1991. It serves a reminder of the constant need for improved education services for children across the African continent. […]

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June 13, 2014

by Lauren Manning

Photo Friday // Pabo’s Culture of Service

Students at Pabo Secondary School were participating in track and field activities on Thursday. These athletic event are a way of helping students embrace their potential outside of the classroom, learn lessons in teamwork and foster a sense of healthy and productive competition. This photo Friday, we are sharing the school’s motto – “Enter to […]

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