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Club presents film on war in Uganda

first_img “Invisible Children uses film, creativity and social action to end the use of child soldiers in Joseph Kony’s rebel war,” Kristen Metzger, senior, president and founder of the club, said. “We are young activists working to restore Northern Uganda to peace and prosperity.”  The organization believes in providing education to kids of northern Uganda who have lost hope in their own futures. Amelang said the three things we can do to help are to buy their merchandise, participate in the “Schools for Schools” program and commit to the Legacy scholarship fund which involves donating $35 a month to cover all school expenses for one child.  Ocaya’s mentor, Richard, helped him to find hope again and graduate high school. As Amelang explained in her lecture, this is a touching story that is sadly not the future for 93 percent of the youth in Uganda. Metzger said anyone in the tri-campus community are welcome. She also plans on opening events up to the entire South Bend community. Saint Mary’s Invisible Children club, which helps raise awareness of child soldiers in war-torn Uganda, hosted members on tour from the national Invisible Children organization in Carroll Auditorium Tuesday.  Through Invisible Children’s “Schools for Schools” program, students have raised $1.2 million towards the reconstruction of educational facilities destroyed by rebel militia, according to national member Terra Amelang.  Kids featured in the screening of “Go” had won the opportunity to go to Uganda and witness first hand what goes on in the lives of the people who live there. “We were taken into captivity for two weeks before we were rescued by the American government,” Ugandan citizen and former war captive, Jimmy Ocaya said. “I was tied with a rope to two other boys.” The event featured a screening of an update on the organization’s progress called “Go.” presented by two men directly involved with Invisible Children in Uganda.  “The people of Uganda are asking for a future beyond the conflict, and their pleas have inspired this organization,” Metzger said. “Our main goal is enable children to take responsibility for their destiny and the fate of their country.” “It takes sacrifice to give what nobody can steal,” native Ugandan and Invisible Children mentor Richard Mark Ochaka said.last_img read more

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Jaguars take control on rain-hit second day

first_imgBASSETERRE, St Kitts, (CMC )– Out-of-favour West Indies opener Kieran Powell hit a solid half-century but his Leeward Islands Hurricanes struggled against two-time reigning champions Guyana Jaguars on the rain-hit second day of their second round Regional Four-Left-arm spinner Gudaesh Motie has so far taken three for 43.Left-arm spinner Gudaesh Motie has so far taken three for 43.Day clash here yesterday.Replying to Jaguars’ first innings of 293, the hosts closed on 157 for nine – still 136 runs adrift heading into the penultimate day at Warner Park.The left-handed Powell played a captain’s hand, carving out a well-compiled top score of 79, his 23rd first class half-century.He faced 191 deliveries in nearly 4-1/2 hours at the crease and struck five fours and a six before he was seventh out, caught and bowled by left-arm spinner Gudakesh Motie after being deceived in flight.Jeremiah Louis, batting at number eight, was unbeaten on 23 but was just one of three batsmen to reach double figures.Motie did the damage, claiming three for 43 while left-arm seamer Raymon Reifer picked up two for 22.Resuming the day on four without loss, Hurricanes made slow progress as they battled rain interruptions which accounted for the loss of 90 minutes all told.Montcin Hodge fell in the day’s third over for eight with the score on 15 and Akeem Saunders followed with the score on 37, lbw offering no shot to seamer Chris Barnwell for seven.Powell was then forced to carry the burden of the innings with no support and he did so admirably, reaching his half-century in style by clearing the ropes at long-off with Motie.JAGUARS 1st Innings 293Hurricanes 1st Innings(four without loss)*K Powell c and b Motie 79M Hodge c Johnson b Reifer 8A Saunders lbw b Barnwell 7C Hughes c wkp Bramble b Reifer 1N Bonner run out 13+J Hamilton lbw b Permaul 4R Cornwall c Johnson b Permaul 8J Louis not out 23H Walsh c Barnwell b Motie 0G Tonge not out 3Q Boatswain c Hetmyer b Joseph 6Extras (lb1, w3, nb1) 5TOTAL (9 wkts, 76.2 overs) 157Fall of wickets: 1-15, 2-37, 3-44, 4-69, 5-92, 6-109, 7-138, 8-142, 9-156.Bowling: Joseph 14.2-3-26-1 (nb1), Motie 17-5-43-3, Permaul 24-6-44-1, Reifer 10-5-22-2, Barnwell 11-3-21-1.Position: Hurricanes trail by 136 runs with one wicket intact.last_img read more