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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 10, 2014

by Miranda Brown

Supporter Spotlight // Ellen Orr

It’s been a busy summer in our San Diego office. First, our top #zeroLRA fundraisers touched base here before flying out to Uganda to see our programs in action. Then, 35 committed supporters and fundraisers visited our office last weekend for an intimate Fourth Estate Retreat. Ellen Orr is one of the few who made it to both events […]

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August 8, 2014

by Stephanie Mullen

Conflict in Gaza // Our liberty is bound together

As conflict reignited between Israel and Palestine in Gaza, you, our supporters, have called on us to respond. We know this is a terrible conflict that has changed the lives of thousands of people. It is with this somber understanding that we attempt to summarize our thoughts on the conflict in Gaza. First off, we […]

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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 6, 2014

by Stephanie Mullen

5 lessons from the #FourthEstateRetreat

Last weekend, 35 of our top supporters from across the nation pack their bags and hop a plane, train, bus, or car and meet us in San Diego for our Fourth Estate Retreat. Collectively, these supporters raised over $300,000 during the #zeroLRA campaign. Impressive? We think so too. This event was not only an opportunity […]

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by Stephanie Mullen

Humanitarians who made us // Wangari Maathai

“Stand on the shoulders of giants.” It’s Google Scholar’s slogan, but it could just as easily be ours. The work we’ve done and continue to do is only possible because of others who have come before us. The United Nations designated August 19th as World Humanitarian Day. It is a day to celebrate the work of […]

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by Miranda Brown

UPDATE // 76 Representatives urge President Obama to keep pursuing Kony

Two weeks ago, Representatives Ed Royce and Jim McGovern introduced a bipartisan letter to Congress, which urges President Obama to stay committed to ending LRA violence and arresting Joseph Kony. Our IC Citizen team called on you with the ambitious goal of getting 50 additional members of Congress to sign that letter before it was delivered to President Obama. […]

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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 2, 2014

by Stephanie Mullen

On the road // Kindness is common

We’ve been keeping tabs on our Warped Tour Roadies, Nathan and Catherine, as they travel across the country and spread the word about Invisible Children. They’ve met some incredible bands and Invisible Children supporters, and we love hearing their stories. This week, Catherine reflects on some of the random acts of kindness she’s seen on tour. And from what we can […]

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