The Thing That Happened

Posted: March 13, 2012 in Aid & Development, Education
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Sam Okello

“The Thing That Happened” is a short documentary about turning tragedy into triumph. The film is the story about Hope North. The school is located in the northern part of Uganda.

Unfortunately the region suffered for two decades from a horrific conflict that traumatized innocent civilians.  The displacement of people from their villages caused social degradation that threatened the survival of the Acholi people. The Acholi people are the ethnic group who are located in the region, commonly referred to as Acholiland.

Now that peace has returned to the area, people are rebuilding their lives. Hope North is a haven for the young victims of Uganda’s struggles. The school is dedicated to facilitating healing and peace building. The long-term vision of the school is to become a model education center for other cultures dealing with the aftermath of conflict. Hope North is an active experiment, implementing best practices, and aspires to be part of a global community with shared interest in contributing to peace dialogues.

Peace is created when you have the correct knowledge. If you don’t have knowledge then you are insecure and insecure people are the ones who cause trouble.

Hope North is a great example of Ugandans helping Ugandans for a better future.  They deserve to be recognized for their incredible efforts and  supported for pursuing sustainable development and self-determination.

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  1. Great Movie!!! Great Cause!!!

  2. [...] 14. The Thing That Happened - Independent Global Citizen – “Hope North is a great example of Ugandans helping Ugandans for a better future.  They deserve to be recognized for their incredible efforts and  supported for pursuing sustainable development and self-determination.” [...]

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