For the past 20 years, a brutal civil war has devastated Northern Uganda. Thousands of child victims of the conflict are now emerging with no home or family awaiting them. They have been labeled the lost generation. Recent struggles in Sudan and Rwanda have captured countless news coverage and pledged donations, yet, the country in the middle has suffered. “Doctors Without Borders” recently named the conflict occurring in Northern Uganda as one of the top 10 must under reported Humanitarian tragedies in 2005.
That’s all about to change we hope. The Gentlemen’s Fund, Citi, and Forest Whitaker have partnered with Hope North to take action.
Founded by Okello Kelo Sam, a prominent local actor and musician, Hope North provides a place of peace for orphans, refugees and former child soldiers of Uganda’s civil war. On its 40-acre campus, a diverse staff create a safe environment, helping to guide displaced youth back into society through education, recreation, vocational training and communal living.
To learn more about the cause and see what you can do to help, head over to hopenorth.org.