Centenary Schools for Schools via Crowdrise
March 21, 2012
The Voice Project is working with musicians across the globe that believe that their art is an instrument for healing, reconciliation, and peace. Nowhere is music more powerfully used than in remote areas of the Congo. For over 26 years, the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) has been responsible for some of the worst atrocities in the world, abducting over 66,000 people - mainly children - and forcing them to join their ranks. These children are often forced to kill members of their family or community, and they are told by LRA commanders that UN Peacekeepers will kill them should they try to defect and return home. MUSIC is the key to exposing these lies and letting these children know that they are forgiven and welcome home. Our school is working to raise funds to support these Congolese musicians and make sure that their forgiveness songs reach the ears of abducted LRA members. More info can be found here: (www.voiceproject.org).
R2R: The Campaign
Throughout the past year, we’ve seen hope for peace in the LRA affected communities. If we can step up our efforts now, we have a good shot at seeing this war come to an end. But we need your help. By forming a Voice Project club on your campus and partnering with campus and/or local radio stations, we can raise money together for the construction of new FM radio towers in LRA affected areas of DR Congo and for the production of ongoing peace songs and defection messages.
In the same way that FM radio is amplifying the efforts of local communities in the Congo, your campus or local radio station has the potential to help you get your community involved in your efforts to see an end to the LRA. This is how it will work: