A lot of people are making a fuss that 2012 is over, and Kony 2012 didn’t do anything.
The film Kony 2012 got over 109, 644,333 views in the year 2012, raising awareness to millions of people who otherwise wouldn’t have known about the conflict.
On the ground:
Invisible Children made $12,654,460 of net proceeds that went towards:
- benefitting 9,300 students in Invisible Children’s School for School’s program.
- giving scholarships to 250 university students and 700 secondary students
- benefitting 805 adults who graduted from the adult literacy program
- providing clean water to LRA effected regions
- developing village saving and loans associations that taught 2,850 Ugandans to manage their personal finances
- Finishing and running the Rehabilitation center in DR Congo that allows135 children (average age 12) to recieve psychological treatment at any given time.
- covering 26,801 square miles of high LRA activity with locally-run FM radio coverage that broadcasts messages to LRA groups encouraging child soldiers to escape and giving detailed descriptions of how to do so safely.
- Developing and running early warning networks of high-frequency radios. There have been 12, 543 security calls made that otherwise would not have been able to be made.
Not to mention that Invisible Children organized Move:DC where thousands of people congregated in DC to attend a Global Summit on the LRA with some of the representatives of countries and organizations in the best position to help stop Joseph Kony,
So don’t lose hope. Keep fighting. Stop at nothing.