children in Uganda who are being forced to become soldiers by the LRA, to fight against their government and their families. these children are forced to kill their families and friends. they are called invisible children because so many have no idea they exist, they live and die without record.
a group called the invisible children (founded by three college students who went to Uganda) found out about this war and are now trying to help them by building awareness, sending money, and have set up a station in Uganda to help these people.
today i found out about invisible children, you wouldn't belive what they go through.
a shady, legitimate-looking scam that uses horrific events in africa to raise money for their own selfish interests. The fact that kony has been in hiding for 6 years, that the LRA currently numbers only a few hundred people, and the fact that only 32% of their funding actually goes to direct aid all points to some form of selfish use of the human emotions for personal gain. Even then, that direct aid involves funding rival militias and government armies all guilty of numerous human rights violations. There is already a manhunt for kony, your money is doing nothing to further that cause.
Teenager-omg kony 2012 i'm changing the world
wise one- bitch can it, Invisible children is just a scam designed to guilt-trip people out of their money using the plight of the victims of a now retired brutal warlord.