IC in Uganda
Sunset over the Nile in Jinja, Uganda.
Milka’s home is in the village over an hour from the town center of Gulu. The land is green and hilly, with livestock grazing along the side of the rust red road. Milka remembers enjoying her childhood playing outside and swimming with her friends in a river near her home. Then the Lord’s Resistance Army [...] Read More
A small child is sleeping on a bed in the classroom. Fiona is about the size of a 4-year-old, but in reality she is 14. She suffers from Nodding Syndrome, a neurological disorder that has become widespread in parts of northern Uganda. The affected children experience epileptic seizures, and many are injured from falling into [...] Read More
Predominantly made up of women whose lips were cut by the Lord’s Resistance Army during the war in northern Uganda, group Rubanga Tek (God is strong) is a Village Saving and Loan Associations group in Lamwo District. The group was initiated last year with support from Invisible Children Uganda’s regional office, and so far has [...] Read More
Here in Uganda, my name is William. Being a woman, that’s not really something I love. Although it can be amusing to witness the surprise of visitors when they come to meet me and discover I’m not, in fact, a man as a name like William might suggest. In Uganda the Christian name comes last. [...] 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.
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.