Friday, October 31, 2008

GuluWalk: Organization Awareness

GuluWalk is a humanitarian effort devoted to supporting and saving the thousands of abandoned children of northern Uganda.

An initiative founded by two Canadians, Adrian Bradbury & Kieran Hayward, GuluWalk strives to raise voices and awareness about the horrific acts of violence and destruction that have remained prevalent in northern Uganda for more than 20 years. The effort highlights the plight of the Acholi children. This group of young and innocent children has been forced to trek to town centers in the middle of the night to avoid being beaten, battered, raped, abducted and killed. By the Lord's Resistance Army.. an inhumane mission spear-headed by Joseph Kony.

Despite all morality, Kony and his rebels have been stealing children between the ages of 3 - 17 to staff his gruesome army. Forced to kill or be killed, the youth of Uganda has been trained to murder mothers, fathers, and siblings with no remorse. Devoid of emotions, ethics, and morals, Kony's army has been destroying civil life in northern Uganda since 1987. With the hope of escaping titles of soldiers or sex slaves, tens of thousands of children called "night commuters" walk up to 12 miles each night to seek safety & solace from Kony's crew.

What child deserves to live like this? What child deserves to live with such ghastly memories? How do these children find hope for the future?

In its short 3+ years in existence, GuluWalk has evolved into a worldwide movement for peace. With a dream of eradicating what has come to be known as "the world's most neglected humanitarian crisis" and "one of the biggest scandals of our generation", GuluWalk has raised over $1 million for the children of northern Uganda.

Get involved with GuluWalk to find out more about how you can help this team achieve its goals & complete its mission.


Melanie said...

Thanks for posting this, Lil' Boozie! Uganda's child armies are a truly horrific blight on the already tragic face of Africa...

Man, could that continent use a hug and some good PR.

I'll send a link to my friends, family, and subscribers, to help spread the GuluWalk word out even farther.

Write on, fellow traveler!

Melanie Waldman
Travels With Two

Lil' Boozie said...

You're welcome, Melanie.

Thank you for visiting!

Anything we can all band together to do in order to spread the word about humane & truly beneficial causes is fantastic. We appreciate your assistance!