You may have recently become aware of Invisible Children through their #Kony2012 Campaign to stop Ugandan rebel leader Joseph Kony by the end of this year. We have partnered with Invisible Children for years to help rebuild the education system in post-war Northern Uganda.
As you will see in our latest impact video below, Invisible Children is working hard to uplift Northern Uganda from the inside – through education – and we are honored to support their education programs.
There are millions of teachers across Africa hoping to learn more about student-centered teaching and praying to be able to provide individual books to their students. Each time you donate a book to, buy a book from, or share Better World Books with friends, you are helping more teachers like Elizabeth lift up the next generation of Africans. Thank you!
How did Elizabeth become a teacher?
We would like to take this opportunity to also share more of Elizabeth’s story with you. In her own words…
“I was born in 1955 in Gulu District, Northern Uganda. Life was quite good. Everything was easy to get. People were friendly and little ones could play without fear. My mother was staying at home as a housewife while my dad was a teacher and he was the Principal of a teacher training college.”
“When the war came life changed completely. People lived in fear. There was no food because people feared to go to the gardens. People feared for their lives. They had to go to the camps where life was double hard because the situation was horrific. Sanitation was poor. Schools virtually closed and nobody thought of the next day. Everybody was just living one day at a time.”
With the war in Uganda now over, we are helping Invisible Children rebuild by paying school fees for war orphans, rescued child soldiers, and teacher training. We have another short video about one of the recipients from the scholarship program which we invite you to view: