Hi, I am just back from Northern Uganda where I have started putting in place a counseling/Art Therapy service in an orphanage for former child soldiers and war orphans.
I have just finished editing a short movie clip I made while I was there. As you’ll see, I am no Coppola or iMovie genius, but I think it’s still OK. Well, it’s real! And have no fear, it’s not all doom and gloom, there’s a fun happy ending!
I’d really appreciate if you could forward it to everybody you know, and if possible, ask them to do the same. Hopefully it’ll help to promote the awareness and the sponsorship of war orphans at POCP. Here is the link: [link] Thank you. David.
One of the main goals of the Kony 2012 campaign was to make Joseph Kony famous. I believe they have succeeded in that respect.
The two videos prompted actual, official policymakers and politicians to make their own video, explaining what has been done and will be done to stop the Lord's Resistance Army.
There is a book co-authored by a woman named Grace Akallo, who as a child was abducted by the LRA, but later escaped and graduated from Gordon College in Massachusetts. Anyone who wants solid information should look it up, the title is "Girl Soldier: A Story of Hope for Northern Uganda's Children".
listen your seem like a nice young lady but understand that this message is to educate people about the whole KONY2012 thing. My message may come across as rude and unpleasant to some but at least they will remember what they read.
Charity? no this is a scam, if you people are happy giving all your hard earned cash away to these scam artists then more power toy you. but you should know that its people like these that jump on bandwagons thinking they are actually contributing to something good but in reality they're not, They just want an excuse to feel important and special.
as long as stupid hipsters and ignorant liberals exist people like invisible children will always profit on tragedy.
You people need to do some research before you jump on the freaking bandwagon.
And americans should be ashamed most of all, our own country of America is in its own dilemma. -Inflation is at an all time high -Thousands are jobless -Thousands lost their homes to foreclosure and are now homeless - etc
The American public needs to put their focus on the problems in their own country. the majority of the donations come from teens, and pseudo intellectual college goers who in all likelihood live off dear ol mommy and daddies cash.
listen, this isn't a scam...who would make up something like this?? you are pretty sad....Kony is real. Real children are out there, in some army of his. I AM NOT GOING TO SIT HERE AND DO NOTHING...feel sorry for yourself...
I'm sorry honey but this is indeed a scam. Let me educate you, I have done an extensive amount of research on this subject.
1) less than one third of the profits from this "campaign' actually goes to uganda and even then that amount finds itself in the hands of the ugandan military (who are notorious for their looting, rapes, drug trafficking, etc)
2) The people in invisible children live a lavished lifestyle and as we have seen the founder has used funds to fuel a drug and alcohol induced nude jerk off party.
3) you children are jumping on the bandwagon without fully grasping the situation, you do not have a full understanding of what is going on. If you want to help uganda fly out there yourself and help firsthand
4) occupying africa for this is a pro war stance, this is just an excuse to get troops into africa for a much larger military operation.
I can send you research material if you would like.
but I agree with the-sin-of-sloth -Inflation is at an all time high -countless people have no homes -and america is quickly declining -not to mention the new black panther party is calling for a race war after that whole trayvon thing (dont get me started on that bullshit) -america is divided
I'm ignorant??? I just presented you with facts and research, you on the other hand have nothing, you have no argument, you have nothing to show for yourself other than your a retarded uneducated twit who lacks the most basic level of intelligence to see the obvious. Why dont you go to africa if you want to help.
[link] this video should explain you in a nutshell
Kony 2012 is pro american military intervention in Africa and lies about being a non profit organisation. You want to help?- give monthly donations to long term, decent humanitarian organisations such as amnesty international. DO NOT appeal for US military action in Africa. You are bloodthirsty and sensationalist to buy into this propaganda.
It's amazing how easily the "sheep" fall for scams like these. But that's what happens when people don't think and follow blindly. Do you all fall for phishing emails as well? Sad day when youth culture does'nt question anything.
Nono. Don't be stereotypical for starters, it's not a 'scam' it's a real charity and I'm not donating, just spreading the word. People may believe and help out what they think is right, in this case, many people support Kony 2012 and Invisible children. No negativity please.
There's always that one negative person -___- I AGREE, LET'S STOP THIS MADNESS!! Funny it's been going on for so long, now people seem to care. Shows how people can turn into hypocrites. Anyways, SAVE THE CHILDREN<3333333333333
Thats because the rest of it has to go toward RUNNING the company, it's not as easy as people think trying to organise these things. Now, I'm not looking for a flame war or anything lol, but how do you expect these people to organise large conventions, promote themselves and what they stand for, hire the correct people etc etc, all these things require funding. So in actuality, the money that goes towards the companyi s only helping them further themselves, and henceforth, their cause. So please dont start picking holes in what little human kindness this world has left, and instead, look to better what we have left.
No, see, my problem is that they won't release the information on where they're money goes. I'd be completely cool with it if they'd just say, "Hey, we spend this amount on this thing, this amount on this, this amount on this." But they REFUSE to release that information. Why would they unless they had something to hide? Shady, shady business.
I see your mind is pretty made up, so I'm not going to argue the point further. What I WILL say however, is that even if this one spark can ignite some awarness in the power that the online community in this world has, and raise the voices of those who are willing to fight for a better future, then it can only be a good thing. so even if you dont appreciate the company, appreciate what they are aiming for. Take from that what you will.