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December 17, 2014

by Miranda Brown

Can’t stop, won’t stop // Meet Munduga Patrick

During this transition year, we want to spotlight a few of our staff members who will be keeping up the work and handing off Invisible Children’s programs to local partners. One of our rockstar team members is Munduga Patrick.   When we say you’re supporting Invisible Children’s best and brightest into the new year, here’s […]

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November 12, 2014

by Lauren Manning

Celebrate Everything // Legacy Scholarship Program Student Ocaya Jimmy

It is not difficult for Ocaya Jimmy to remember the night he was abducted by the LRA. The year was 1997, and Jimmy was 9 years old. “They came in, broke in the house where we were at and they tortured one of my cousins seriously,” Jimmy recalls. Soon after, he and four of his cousins […]

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October 22, 2014

by Miranda Brown

Welcome Home // Released women and children return to Uganda

What gets us more excited than free Halloween candy? Well, unlimited free Halloween candy… and inspiring updates from our International Programs team. In case you missed it… Over the summer, we saw an unprecedented increase in LRA defections and releases. Since August, around 100 individuals have returned home from the LRA. Whether they were released or […]

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September 23, 2014

by Liz Arthur

Escape from war // Impact of “come home” messaging

Sometimes, people assume that force is the most effective way to end a war, but this is not necessarily the case. Recent reports from our counter-LRA partners have suggested that the most cost-effective and nonviolent way to end LRA violence is in fact to invest in helping its members to escape. Of course, this is no easy […]

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September 22, 2014

by Lauren Manning

Education for peace // LSP student Bongomin Johnson

Bongomin Johnson is a student in Senior 3 at Saint Joseph’s College Layibi (SJCL). Before the conflict, SJCL was one of the top 25 schools in northern Uganda. While it suffered significantly during the war, hardworking students like Johnson are helping the school to again reach its success. Johnson hopes to be a lawyer in […]

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September 9, 2014

by Lauren Manning

Dreaming of Teaching // Meet Rubangkene Erick

Rubangkene Erick joined the Legacy Scholarship Program in 2013 when he was entering Senior 4. He came to Gulu Secondary School to complete his A Levels, an important step for entering university. Erick, now in Senior 6, plans to sit for exams at the end of term three with the hopes of entering university and pursuing the […]

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September 5, 2014

by Lauren Manning

Photo Friday // Classroom Views at Atanga SS

Students at Atanga Secondary School take a break from exam preparation in a classroom furnished by Invisible Children’s Schools for Schools program. Atanga was displaced during the Lord’s Resistance Army conflict, and the support of Invisible Children helped it to return to its campus. We are empowering Ugandan students to receive education through our Legacy Scholarship […]

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August 29, 2014

by Lauren Manning

Photo Friday // Lunchtime in Uganda

Around the world, lunchtime serves to be a long-awaited break in many students’ school days. Staple foods, like beans and rice, make up a student’s typical lunchtime meal in Uganda. These simple, yet nutritious foods are low cost and easy to prepare in large quantities. This is especially important as some schools in Uganda have to efficiently […]

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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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