• May 27, 2011
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The Voice Project team heads to central Africa

We continue to be inspired and encouraged by the work of our friends at The Voice Project (TVP).  They have some remarkable projects going on that utilize the power of music and story to bring needed attention to LRA violence and to help bring families in central Africa back together that have been torn apart by this conflict.

In just a few days, the Voice Project team is headed to central Africa and we’re really excited about what they have planned. Check out the message below from Hunter Heaney, Founder of The Voice Project and an all around stand-up guy. Then, visit their website and show them some love by spreading the word to your friends and family.

– Lisa

UN interviews with LRA who have surrendered recently show that many are doing so because of FM radio broadcasts letting them know that they’ll be safe and returned home if they do turn themselves in to UN, UPDF, SPLA (Southern Sudan) or FARDC forces (LRA commanders tell them that they will be killed). We’re helping to build those radio stations and expand FM radio coverage in northeast Congo, Central African Republic and southern Sudan where the LRA are active.

Also to support this effort, Anna, Ariana, Ryan and I leave for Uganda in a few weeks to record Acholi songs and messages which we’ll be hand delivering to the radio stations in northeast Congo and surrounding areas. More info on all this and some of the amazing friends and partners we’re working with coming soon! We appreciate any support/donations and will keep you guys updated.

-Hunter

Find this original post on The Voice Project website here.

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