IC in Uganda
The air is full of promise. Children walking through Gulu town, heading home from school at the end of the day.
The friendly soccer match between the staff of Uchumi supermarket and Invisible Children Uganda (ICU) staff was neck-and-neck as both teams played with determination. As the participating teams did their best, so did the spectators who cheered all through the game with the hope of motivating their different teams. “We go, we go,” sang the [...] Read More
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.
People from Ohio always want to talk about the weather. Correct me if I’m wrong, but judging by my relatives this is the truth. I call my dad from Uganda, and after talking about our dog and his latest idea for a book, he seems almost compelled to ask, “So what’s the weather like there [...] 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
Patrick Ocan is a member of the Village Savings and Loan Associations group Pur Kwiri Alok, which has the optimistic meaning “there is no loss in farming.” Everyone in the group is a farmer. For many members of the group, life has been about survival. Completing an education had to be put on the back [...] Read More