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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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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 15, 2014

by Lauren Manning

Photo Friday // VSLA Groups Turn Words into Action

At their yearly action audits, members of Invisible Children’s Village Savings and Loan Associations reflect on the challenges they faced during the savings cycle, discuss best practices for managing their money and consider what they learned along the way. One of the major takeaways often centers around empowerment. All of the participants of our VSLA […]

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August 12, 2014

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 8, 2014

by Lauren Manning

Photo Friday // Do a Little Dance

A member of a traditional Acholi dance group performs at a graduation ceremony for some of our Legacy Scholarship Program beneficiaries. The dancers performed multiple times during a break in the day’s speeches and awards. Culture in northern Uganda is particularly rich and many ceremonies such as this with include entertainment from a traditional dance or […]

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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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August 1, 2014

by Lauren Manning

Photo Friday // The power of sports

Casual Fridays at Invisible Children’s main office in Gulu, Uganda are characterized by staff wearing a bright array of Invisible Children T-shirts. One commonly seen in our education office reads “Sports as a Tool for Mentoring” on the back. In addition to supporting the intellectual development of young people in northern Uganda through our Legacy […]

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