Every night, thousands of children march into the cities of northern Uganda, seeking respite from relentless persecution. For more than 20 years, soldiers from the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) have nabbed children while they slept, like real world boogie men, and forced the kids into indentured slavery as brainwashed child soldiers. Peace talks between the LRA and the Ugandan government have begun, but the kidnappings still occur.
Motivated by the unseen war in Northern Uganda, Invisible Children was created by three young filmmakers with a singular mission:
To use the power of stories to change lives around the world.
Apple recently highlighted the efforts of Invisible Children, Inc. and their use of technology to make a difference in the world.
“If you’re going to change the world, you have to think outside the box,” says Jason Russell, one of founders. “You have to challenge the rules and laugh at the status quo. The Mac speaks to the creative spirit and the mind. It allows you to imagine what you want to do and allows you to accomplish it.”