March 6th 2012
I’m a little embarrassed to admit I learned about the Invisible Children issue going on in Uganda because of Twitter. However that goes the show the power and positive impact social networks can have, especially in reaching the youth. Trending worldwide are hashtags, Stop Kony, Uganda, Cover The Night, and Action Kit.
Despite how long you may have or may not have not known about the issues going on in Africa the time has come to make a difference. And if the goal of this video was to make an impact, it definitely has. It’s ironic living in a technologically advanced time where any information can be received at any moment, how uninformed we can be. I’ve done my research and donated to the Invisible Children and on April 20th will join others and Cover The Night.
I know Uganda is not the only place going through such trials and tribulation but it’s a place where we can start helping in. For those who think the U.S should focus their issues solely within our domestic boundaries, I see your point of view but at the same time how can you compare a bad economy to the murdering, rape and the mutilation of children.
Had other countries said the issue of genocide happening in Germany through the Hitler era was not our problem who knows what more atrocities would have occurred. The world leaders at the time stated “never again” and here we are in 2012, it’s time to help others and make that statement true.
Educate your mind, knowledge is power.