Invisible Children are coming to Totino-Grace
Members of the Invisible Children Team with TG Students and Staff
Who are 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 he ongest running war in Africa. Our model has proven effective and hundreds of thousands of peole have been called to action through our films and the vounteers that tour them. 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 staf if 95% Ugandan. We focus on long-term development, working directly with individuals and institutions, to best understand the needs of these war-effected areas.
As a community of Lasallians, we are called to recognize and respond to the many gifts that God has given us. Jesus taught us to help the poor and most vulnerable of our society. St. John Baptist de La Salle passionately heeded this call, giving up financial wealth in order to educate and support the poorest in society. As Lasallians today, this is also our calling.
In the spirit of our mission statement, Totino-Grace will partner with our extended and global community in many ways this year. This will include opportunities for student sponsorship, advocacy and education beyond our school.
Across the United States in 2010-2011, Lasallian Schools have made a commitment to protecting the Rights of Children. Totino-Grace's first effort this year begins on Monday, October 11, when we welcome Invisible Children.
Invisible Children are an organization created by youth to stop the war in Uganda and rebuild the nation through education. Many of our students have been introduced to Invisible Children in the past, through a Social Studies course. What many people don't know, however, is how successful young people have been, through the use of media, at stopping the longest running war in Africa and fighting for the rights of children forced to be child soldiers.
We invite you to join us for this special assembly on October 11 and to educate yourself on this initiative through some of the resources listed on this page.