We don’t know who is more excited for August – us or you. We have been working beyond all comprehension to make sure the Fourth Estate Summit is the best four days ever by securing amazing speakers, talented musicians for our nightly “Fireside” performances, a packed house for the Common Good Exchange where you’ll get [...] Read More
The brightly painted walls of the classroom are showing signs of wear: paint chipped, smudges from the hundreds of sweaty hands and the dry season that whips storms of red dust up from the roads to coat trees, grass and buildings. Rows of wooden benches seat high school students, dressed smartly in their matching uniforms. [...] Read More
The air is full of promise. Children walking through Gulu town, heading home from school at the end of the day.
Akello Agnes walks down a narrow dirt path leading away from the clearing where she lives. In less than a minute she comes across a borehole, and her 4-year-old son Tony jumps up and down, smiling, as he demonstrates how to pump water from the borehole built by Invisible Children Uganda and partners charity:water and [...] Read More
A woman prepares posho, a local dish made with dried, crushed corn.
Kristen applied for our Fourth Estate Summit and didn’t have enough money saved up to cover her costs. So she punched apathy in the face and took to Facebook, proceeding to raise the funds she needed within 24 hours. We love a go-getter almost as much as we love the generosity of family and friends. [...] Read More
It was not a typical afternoon at Mend. Out in the yard, the women were somersaulting and dancing around on colorful mats, full of nervous energy. It was their very first yoga lesson. Lolly Berger, of Pachamama’s Daughters Yoga, led them through the poses while Lapat Evelyn, the Mend social worker, translated her directions into [...] Read More
We love supporting a good cause, and getting some exercise in the process. Last Sunday staff and beneficiaries of Invisible Children Uganda took to the streets of Gulu for the Northern Uganda Marathon fundraiser for maternal health. Eight staff and 19 of the Mend seamstresses came to run the 10k, our own Laker Pamela taking [...] Read More
I’m sitting near the front of the 140 student classroom at Keyo Secondary School on top of a hill in northern Uganda. Acan Harriet jumps right into the lesson. She has a dry, matter-of-fact tone as she delves into English grammar with her high school class. A cell phone rings with a hit club song. [...] Read More
The Legacy Scholarship Program’s (LSP) debating competition attracted 22 schools from the districts of Gulu, Nwoya, and Amuru. Each school was represented by its best debating team, persuading judges and the audience to accept their argument either opposing or supporting the motion of the day: “The youth are to blame for the low levels of [...] Read More