Invisible Children: What you can do.
I have known about Invisible Children for about two years now. And can I say wow! There are so many things happening in the world right now that most people have no clue that it is going on. Did you guys know there has been a thirty year Civil War in Uganda? I was not expecting a yes. This organization has been going on since 2004 and the more people know about it hopefully the faster we can put a stop to it. My friend Hannah volunteers herself to a program called Invisible Children. She has brought Invisible Children to our school each year without fail. Some people have asked my friend Hannah about Invisible Children, and here they are.
Q: What is invisible children?
A: An organization that helps people in central Africa that are being terrorized by Joseph Kony and the LRA (Lords Resistance Army).
Q: How did you get involved with Invisible Children?
A: When I was in seventh grade, my older sister got involved with it and I went with her to a screening at Temple University. When she graduated, she asked me to take over at school for her and since then I have been even more involved with it.
Q: What do you say to people who want to get involved?
A: To someone who wants to get involved, I would tell them to go to the Invisible Children website. Read the history of the organization and what is currently going on with the LRA. Make sure you can explain what the organization is wand what donations go towards if you fundraise. I would really encourage everyone to get involved. There are many people who are not as fortunate as us and I believe it is up to us to do everything we possibly can to help. So if you truly do want to help go to the website and set up a fundraising page, get Invisible Children roadies to come to your school or church and go to the events coming up.
Q: What is a “Roadie”?
A: A roadie is a person who volunteers to train for Invisible Children and travel around the United States showing screenings to schools and churches in order to inform more people of the conflict in Uganda.
Like Hannah said, we encourage everyone to get involved. If all you can do is donate, then This is Girl Talk has a fundraising page. Our goal is $1,000 and their goal is $3,000,000. You can donate at give.invisiblechildren.com/fundraise?fcid=276097
Every dollar helps, every dollar can save a life. I have already donated five dollars on my fundraiser page and also buying things in their store helps too! This money helps towards: the videos about the LRA, mobilization of volunteers, the come home radio towers, the come home fliers, and the rehabilitation centers. If you are interested to learn more, then you can log onto their website: www.invisiblechildren.com
Thank you everyone who took the time to read this, if you have any further questions you can contact me at www.facebook.com/ThisIsGirlTalk , firstname.lastname@example.org, or on twitter @ThisIsGirlTalk