In 2003, three young filmmakers produced the documentary Invisible Children: Rough Cut, about the civil war in Uganda. Joseph Kony’s rebel army, the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), had been operating there for years, abducting children to become soldiers, murdering innocent people, and raping women, among other atrocities. After showing the film to thousands around the U.S., a youth-oriented grassroots movement sparked with the intent to transform apathy into activism.
Invisible Children’s efforts are two-pronged. When the LRA fled Uganda, Invisible Children developed several education and rehabilitation programs to aid the tens of thousands of displaced people left in the aftermath. Our programs involve school construction, scholarships, and micro-economic initiatives. The five Uganda programs directly support more than 11,000 people.
Now the LRA operates in the remote communities of the Democratic Republic of Congo, South Sudan and the Central African Republic. To protect people in these areas, Invisible Children has erected radio towers to allow villages to communicate and is deploying search and rescue teams to aid child soldiers who have surrendered. In September 2011 Invisible Children launched the online LRA Crisis Tracker that displays in real-time the attacks perpetrated by the LRA, exposing them to community-run protection organizations and people around the world seeking to end the LRA terror.
Invisible Children is classified as a 501(c)(3) organization. Click below to view our most recent independent audit and IRS Form 990.
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Please help us to change the lives of the invisible children of Uganda. Your donations will help Invisible Children in the race to capture Joseph Kony once and for all and bring peace to these areas.
Invisible Children offers volunteer opportunities in their offices in San Diego, CA, on the road, and in the countries where they work.
To donate to this member charity by check, please print our designation form and mail it with your check to
Aid for Africa
P.O. Box 8734
Topeka, KS 66608
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