Bristow Middle School recently held an awareness week to shed light on the Invisible Children of Northern Uganda. Northern Uganda has been involved in a civil war for approximately the last 20 years. Tens of thousands of children from this region, some as young as 5, have been abducted by the rebels and forced to become child soldiers. Many of the children have been forced to do unspeakable things to others as well as to members of their own families.
Bristow students held a Penny Drive, which generated hundreds of dollars, to raise money for schools in Northern Uganda, many of which are severely underfunded, without furniture, books or basic supplies. Bristow students and teachers also held a Day Without Desks to teach students what a classroom without desks and modern accommodations would be like. To learn more about the Invisible Children or to make a donation, go to www.invisiblechildren.com.