16 March 2011
They were a group of kids trying to make a difference. In the process, they reached out to thousands of people about an unknown war and created the Invisible Children organization.
In 2003, three young men traveled to Northern Uganda and discovered something more tragic than ever imaginable. Twenty years prior to their visit, a civil war broke out in Northern Uganda; to this day, it is still being fought. Every day, children there are abducted or killed by the “rebels,” a group that kills because what they call the “Holy Spirit” told them to. At a young age, the children are brainwashed and taught to kill. Very few make the attempt to escape, and those that try know they are risking their lives. Shockingly, most people are unaware that the war is even going on, let alone killing innocent civilians.