Tag Archives: War

Restore International

If there’s a will, there’s always a way. In 2003, Bob Goff visited India and “witnessed atrocious human rights violations being committed against women and children, including forced prostitution and slave labor.” His experience awakened a passion to fight for social justice, which resulted in him founding Restore International, a non-profit organization committed to “fighting injustice.”

Since its initial start fighting against human trafficking in India, Restore International has since expanded into Northern Uganda. Specifically, Restore International built and funds “Restore Leadership Academy,” which is currently providing 250 children the opportunity to receive the education that will enable them to help rebuild their war-torn country.

There are many ways to get involved with the work Restore International is doing in India and Uganda. For starters, you could make a donation or chose to support a student at the Academy. If you are feeling a bit more adventurous however, you can go on a “Vision Trip,” to Uganda with Restore International and experience the work being done first hand.

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Falling Whistles

It’s like Invisible Children…but with a “twist.” We could go into more detail but this video speaks for itself. It blew us away. Sacrifice two minutes to watch it and you can be blown away too.

Visit Falling Whistles’ website to learn more or to buy a whistle from their online store by clicking here.

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Invisible Children

I still remember that day back in 2006, when one of my best friends informed me that she was going to sleep under a bridge for a night to help raise awareness for this organization called “Invisible Children.” Not only did I think she was crazy, but  I had also never heard of it. Almost four years later, I’m just now realizing how big and influential this organization really is.

Back in 2003, three young filmakers from San Diego went to Uganda for an “adventure.” They came back with footage they released as a documentary called “Invisible Children: Rough Cut.” It documents the terror the LRA under the infamous Joseph Kony has brought primarily to Uganda, but also to the Democratic Republic of Congo, South Sudan, and the Central African Republic. The documentary helped raise awareness regarding the horrible atrocities being committed by the LRA, and ultimately helped bring about the Juba Peace Talks in 2006, which brought temporary peace to these areas. Although the LRA movement is steadily decreasing, Invisible Children is dedicated to helping the nations that have been effected by it through rebuilding and educational projects.

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