It wasn't hard to come up with today's post. My children have been telling me for years now about the "Invisible Children". My older two help fund the program at church. They tell me all the time about who they have helped and why...I've seen them come home with bracelets and T-shirts and have half-listened to the stories of children they've met from Uganda...
I've thought this whole time, "Aw. I have such good kids. I'm glad they're helping the less fortunate." I couldn't have been more pompous about it. My children ARE good kids. It was ME who wasn't getting it. The "invisible children" have been through the unspeakable. Yes, I had listened to my kids talk about situations happening a world away, but I hadn't really understood the severity of it all until my middle child sat me down this morning and told me about a man named Joseph Kony.
Who is Joseph Kony? That's what I said too.
If you have 29 minutes, please watch this film. If you feel the urgency of the situation as I did today, please share with anyone you can.
KONY 2012 from INVISIBLE CHILDREN on Vimeo.
You know, I've been an educator since 1996. It took me watching that video to understand what "No Child Left Behind" really means.
Kony 2012, friends