This Friday night, April 15th, the organization Invisible Children will be at our church, Brentwood Church of the Nazarene, at 7:00pm and will be showing their newest documentary about the work they are doing in Uganda. After the documentary, Evelynn will be sharing her story of how Invisible Children impacted her life while growing up in Uganda. Our good freind Caleb Maitland will be playing a concert later on that evening. Childcare will be provided.
This organization is dear to my heart and they are really changing the world. I would love it if you would come out this Friday night and support this great mission and the children of Uganda.
Friday, April 15th
Free event, free childcare, free Starbucks coffee and snacks.
______________________WHO IS INVISIBLE CHILDREN? _____________________
We are story tellers. We make documentaries about war-affected children in east Africa and tour them around the world.
We use the power of media to inspire young people to help end the longest running war in Africa. Our model has proven effective, and hundreds of thousands of people have been called to action through our films and the volunteers that tour them.
We are made up of a tireless staff, hundreds of full time volunteers, and thousands of students and supporters. We are young, we are citizens of the world, we are artists, activists, and entrepreneurs. This fall, we are using our voice to ask President Obama to spearhead efforts to bring peace to Northern Uganda. We are mobilizing a generation to capture the attention of the international community, and make a stand for justice in the wake of genocide.
But our work extends far beyond storytelling.
With the support we receive from our tours and young supporters, we are able to implement cutting edge programs on the ground in Uganda. To prioritize and understand the needs of the community, our Uganda staff is 95% Ugandan. We focus on long-term development, working directly with individuals and institutions, to best understand the needs of these war-effected areas. We rebuild schools devastated by war, benefiting over 8,400 Ugandan youth in the areas of water and sanitation, books and equipment, refurbishment of structures, teacher support, and technology and power. We provide 690 scholarships to specifically chosen secondary students and 180 full ride scholarships to University. We employ mentors that holistically oversee healthy development for our students. We have also implemented micro-economic initiatives that are impacting 360 Ugandan’s in transition from internally displaced camps to their original homes as well as 13 formerly abducted child mothers who are now self-sufficient through our tailoring center that provides training in savings, investment, numeracy, literacy and health. These savings-and-loans initiatives have allowed villagers to save money and earn interest for the first time, freeing them to start their own businesses and provide for their families like never before.
We believe that the problems of central Africa need to be tackled comprehensively, from peace to education. Solving them is no easy task, and it will take all of us doing all that we can to ensure it. Join us in the race for peace.
_________________________FOR MORE INFORMATION_____________________
Brentwood Church of the Nazarene
584 Franklin Rd, Franklin, TN 37069
Watch the trailer for the Documentary Invisible Children will be showing.
Invisible Children Website