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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 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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July 30, 2014

by Lauren Manning

Uganda // Remembering Olanya Columbas

Invisible Children Uganda is in mourning as we remember Olanya Columbas, a member of the Legacy Scholarship Program (LSP) who passed away this week due to health complications. Five members of the Invisible Children Uganda staff attended his burial, reflecting on the great contributions that Olanya made to LSP and to his greater community despite the challenges he […]

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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 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 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 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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June 12, 2014

by Lauren Manning

Meet (soon-to-be) Doctor Geoffrey Onekgiu

When he was young, Geoffrey Onekgiu attended a school near to one of northern Uganda’s main hospitals. It gave him the perfect vantage point to watch some of the activities of the hospital’s staff and the people they were helping. “I used to admire how nurses and doctors work. My uncle is also a doctor and […]

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June 11, 2014

by Stephanie Mullen

Nancy graduates // A success story

These are the moments we live and work for. Today, our wonderful Legacy Scholarship awardee and close friend, Nancy Acii, graduates from National University. She began her journey with Invisible Children in 2005 as one of our first legacy scholarship students. (Just as a little refresher, our Legacy Scholarship Program benefits students in northern Uganda […]

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May 15, 2014

by Lauren Manning

LSP Success Story // Olabo Joseph

Entrepreneurial and industrious. Two words that Olabo Joseph uses to describe graduates of Invisible Children’s Legacy Scholarship Program (LSP). Joseph, a recent graduate of Kampala International University and LSP, embodies these terms himself. Having studied supplies and procurement management, he is using the managerial skills gained through his studies to make money while he begins […]

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