Kony 2012 is a campaign by Invisible Children whose goal is to make Joseph Kony famous in order to raise support for his arrest. I remember first hearing about Kony and these child soldiers a few years back in high school when Jason and Jacob had visited my school. They came to try to raise awareness about what is happening to the children in Uganda by showing a movie. But since then, I haven’t really heard anything about these child soldiers again until the release of Jason’s new film Kony 2012. This situation in Uganda has been going on for 26 years now, why is the world suddenly hearing about this now?
I believe that what they’re doing is important; the world should be aware of what is going on in Uganda. But, I’m not sure that theyre going about this with the right approach. After watching the film, they make it seem like getting Kony arrested and showing the government we care is really simple. Their tactic is for everyone to cover the streets with posters midnight on April 20. Personally, I’m not sure that this will make that big of a difference in terms of what the government plans to do. The video also talked about donating a few dollars a month to Invisible Children in order to help, but after doing some research I have learned that only a small portion actually goes to helping the cause.
Making this issue known to the world is very important, but I feel like Invisible Children doesn’t have Uganda in their best interest since only a small portion of donations are going towards helping them. I do believe that something should be done, but I’m not sure that covering the street with posters will be enough.