ARE YOU WILLING TO HELP??
As many as 40,000—children walk from their rural villages into the town of Gulu and other urban centres to sleep in relative safety and avoid abduction by the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) for use in the country’s 20-year civil war.
In the midst of this conflict, over 1.7-million people have
been displaced, on top of thousands of night commuters.
These displaced persons have been forced into abhorrent
conditions in camps where hundreds of people are dying
every week because of a lack of clean water, food and
The plight of the children sparked the idea for GuluWalk, a 31-day night commute in support of these
children. Every evening in July of 2005, Bradbury and Hayward walked 12.5 kilometers into downtown
Toronto to sleep in front of city hall. At sunrise, after about fours hours sleep, they made the trek home.
Both men continued to work full-time and attempted to maintain their usual daily routine, to mimic the
lifestyle endured by the Acholi children of northern Uganda.
The aim of the original GuluWalk was to tell the story of the night commuters to Canadians; this year, the
aim is to tell the story to the world.
Are you one?
In 2006, GuluWalk is looking for 10,000 reasons for hope in northern Uganda. Are you one?
GuluWalk 2006 is a one-day worldwide event, focused on
raising awareness and support for the terrorized children of
northern Uganda. And this year, we are looking for 10,000
people to be the message of hope.
Log onto www.guluwalk.com to register for the San Francisco walk!
Official Website: http://www.guluwalk.com
Added by Anisha_snaps on September 17, 2006