Inspired by Kony 2012, NY Teens Support Awareness of African Boy Soldiers

Inspired by Kony 2012, NY Teens Support Awareness of African Boy Soldiers

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Student points to Africa map - YouTubeWhen Jessie Almont of Mepham High School first saw the Kony 2012 video, she became outraged.

“When I saw all those kids, I thought about what would happen if I was in Uganda.”

Her classmates joined her in starting a website and planning activities.

Their “1,000 Bracelet Campaign” gathered 100 students to make bracelets out of string that were dedicated to victims of Joseph Kony’s reign. Students researched the names and stories of more than 100 child soldiers.

The kids of Mepham Kares also created an educational video about Uganda.

(READ the story in Bellmore Patch)

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