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  1. 2. A Brief History of War in Northern Uganda: 1986-Present *In the late 1980‘s, Alice Lakwena gathered forces to overthrow the Ugandan Government *She claimed that spirits spoke to her and told her to do so government; she received much support from the Acholi people of Northern Uganda
  2. 3. A <ul><li>Alice Lawkena was exiled and Joseph Kony assumed leadership, claiming he was her cousin </li></ul><ul><li>The Acholi people did not embrace Joseph Kony as they did Alice Lakwena; he and his L ord’s R esistance A rmy resorted to abducting children into his army; 90% of his army were child soldiers </li></ul>
  3. 4. The War..... <ul><li>1996, in response to the LRA’s attacks on villages, the Ugandan Government relocated thousands of Ugandans to Internally Displaced Person’s camps </li></ul><ul><li>In 2006, nearly one million people were still living in these camps </li></ul>
  4. 5. Why child soldiers? <ul><li>Why would the LRA abduct children? </li></ul>
  5. 6. <ul><li>Since 2006, many peace talks have failed, as Joseph Kony, despite international pressure, has repeatedly refused to sign peace agreements; Joseph Kony and his LRA Army have moved into the Democratic Republic of Congo where these abductions continue </li></ul>
  6. 7. Invisible <ul><li>Invisible began with three young men and a video camera </li></ul><ul><li>They intended to create a documentary of the genocide in Sudan and stumbled across thousands of youth, who were hiding from Joseph Kony </li></ul><ul><li>These youth were known as “night commuters” and the boys noticed that they were “invisible” to the rest of the world, as no one knew about them..... Invisible Children, the movement was born </li></ul>
  7. 8. My Visit to Uganda <ul><li>One branch of Invisible Children is “The Teacher Exchange Program” </li></ul><ul><li>We went to Uganda in order to work with teachers of Northern Uganda to share teaching strategies, but we learned and saw much more than that..... </li></ul>
  8. 9. What you will see.. <ul><li>There are some mildly disturbing images in the upcoming video... </li></ul><ul><li>a chicken being beheaded </li></ul><ul><li>the boys throwing up </li></ul><ul><li>15 seconds of people killed by the L. R. A. </li></ul>
  9. 11. Playing basketball with local youth in Gulu Town
  10. 12. A young boy at an orphanage in Gulu Town
  11. 13. A young girl at the Gulu Orphanage
  12. 14. Our transport to school everyday!
  13. 15. On my way to work at Pabo Secondary School-
  14. 16. The classroom I taught in at Pabo S.S.
  15. 17. My husband and one of our favorite students
  16. 18. A few of our favorite girl students
  17. 19. The school cook making posho
  18. 20. Our team posing with Jacob in Kampala
  19. 21. Some students from Jacob’s school- in Kampala
  20. 22. The Library at our school
  21. 23. Geoffrey- a high school sophomore
  22. 24. A student in the chemistry lab
  23. 25. Women in Uganda
  24. 26. Some students at their home in the IDP Camp
  25. 27. The beauty of Uganda
  26. 29. Get Involved <ul><li>The movement has already begun. </li></ul><ul><li>Be a part of Schools for Schools: Capuchino Chapter and let’s do something together. </li></ul>