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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 Stephanie Mullen

Take the risk // What our interns want you to know

So by now, your application is sent; you’re willing to put it all on the line, leave your life at home, and make an impact in your world as an Invisible Children intern. Whether you’ve already applied, are thinking about applying, or decided it’s not the right time, our summer interns want to share their […]

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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 14, 2014

by Miranda Brown

Reblog // Ugandan troops clash with rebels in CAR

Tracking down Joseph Kony isn’t as cut and dry as it might seem. Not only does the LRA travel in dense and remote jungles, but they also operate in the same region as other rebel groups in Central African Republic (CAR). We’ve heard a recent report about Ugandan troops clashing with ex-Séléka rebels in CAR. […]

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July 13, 2014

by Nathan Garcia

A long way home // Reflections from a Warped Tour Roadie

Our Vans Warped Tour Roadies are living on a tour bus for about 10 weeks, traveling the country to spread the word about our mission. They get to join more than 120 incredible bands and 18 nonprofit organizations on the road: they’ll hit 42 cities by the end of the summer. Nathan Garcia is one of our […]

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July 11, 2014

by Invisible Children

Honoring Nate Henn // A letter from Innocent

Four years ago today, Nate Henn, a beloved member of the Invisible Children team, was killed in a terror bombing in Kampala, Uganda. Nate’s legacy is one of honor, dedication and service, and we want to honor him by sharing a few reflections from Innocent, Nate’s close friend and fellow Roadie from Uganda. // In February 06, 2010 I […]

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July 10, 2014

by Stephanie Mullen

Invisible Children Values // Jump first, fear later

Have you ever jumped off a cliff? Okay, maybe that’s a little too much, but have you ever challenged yourself? Pushed yourself to do something that scared the bejeezus out of you? And maybe in that moment, you took a deep breath and jumped. You did it. And if you are reading this, you survived. And […]

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July 9, 2014

by Miranda Brown

Reblog // More than 60 Nigerian girls escape Boko Haram captors

A few months ago, the rebel group Boko Haram abducted more than 200 school girls in Nigeria, and the world reacted in outrage through #BringBackOurGirls. We have been following this situation closely because (a) it’s heartbreaking and (b) because there have been a lot of parallels between Boko Haram and the Lord’s Resistance Army. This week, we’ve picked up some […]

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July 5, 2014

by Miranda Brown

Invisible Children’s values // All in the attitude

At Invisible Children HQ, we talk a lot about “the big why” – the purpose that drives our organization and the way we approach our mission of ending LRA violence. We have a few core values that guide our work, make us think, and challenge us to grow. Read on for a glimpse of what […]

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by Stephanie Mullen

On the radar // LRA force camped near Mbomou, DR Congo

The incident: Sudanese poachers working in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo) near Mboki began placing defection fliers around the edge of the Mbomou river and on the trail to Gwane, DR Congo, an area in northern DR Congo near the Central African Republic (CAR) and South Sudanese border. As the poachers headed back […]

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