Monthly Archives: August 2012
Check out this clip from my first trip to Uganda… Funny!
In 2009 I spent quite some time with the students and former child soldiers at Friends of Orphans Rehabilitation Centre in Pader, Northern Uganda. I was also lucky to re-unite with many of the youth when I returned to Northern Uganda earlier this year!
The short video clip below is from my first trip, and was taken on my second day at Friends of Orphans, just as I was getting to know the young women and children, who had in their recent pasts served as child soldiers in Joseph Kony‘s LRA (Lord’s Resistance Army).
The video is classic… Enjoy!
Although my method is not a common technique used in child soldier rehabilitation and re-integration efforts (in fact I think it may have never been used anywhere in the world before this!) I do know…
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Much more to come with new footage from Uganda 2012 so stay tuned!
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Playing For Change – Brilliant!
Playing For Change – Peace Through Music
This music video is so beautiful and touching… The concept is absolutely brilliant and the song and the amazing voices singing it are just as wonderful!! LOVE IT…
http://playingforchange.com – From the award-winning documentary, “Playing For Change: Peace Through Music“, comes the first of many “songs around the world” being released independently. Featured is a cover of the Ben E. King classic by musicians around the world adding their part to the song as it travelled the globe.
Join the Playing for Change Online Street Team…
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Please see the latest Child Troopers blog entry about Nodding Disease in Northern Uganda. We’d love your comments and for the truly concerned individuals of this world to help in sharing & raising much needed international attention to this tragic disease. On behalf of the children, we thank you!
I was recently in Northern Uganda (Odek) where I spent some time with the victims of Nodding Disease, and their parents / guardians or only surviving family members. It was a period, and experience in my life I will always hold close to my heart, and could never forget. The faces of these children still haunt me to this day. I hope through my work with children around the world sick or not, that I have been able to make them smile, cheer them up, make them giggle and laugh through their suffering… But this was a different story altogether. The suffering, the pain, the anguish and isolation of these poor, sick and neglected people, is a sad story that has its roots buried far beyond the first outbreak of Nodding Disease.
The sad truth is that the government of Uganda does not really care about the poor young
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