Author Archives: Mark D. Jordahl
OK – after I sent out that last post, I got a lot of questions about whether I have changed my past views on Invisible Children since I chose to promote their video. I should have been more clear. While … Continue reading
Invisible Children has come up with another powerful campaign, Kony 2012, and another powerful video that you can view here: While I am bracing myself for an onslaught of media making it sound like the war is still happening in … Continue reading
There should be a global outcry against the Tea Party for this one. Apparently they want to change American school textbooks to make slavery look like it really wan’t that big a deal in our history. A Huffington Post article … Continue reading
Here is a great article I just came across in the Black Star News that highlights the important and complicated issues around human – elephant conflict in Africa. Elephants traditionally ranged over thousands of miles. As population growth in Uganda … Continue reading
Finally, Africans speak out against Band Aid’s “Do They Know It’s Christmas” with “Yes, We Know Its Christmas” (not yet available on YouTube as far as I can tell). I’ve been thinking about the Band Aid song a lot lately, … Continue reading
Yet another reason to come on my trip to Uganda in April 2012!!! This isn’t a surprise to those of us who have loved Uganda for years, but finally the “outside world” is catching on. Lonely Planet, one of the … Continue reading
Travel to Uganda with Conservation Concepts and BeadforLife
April 11 – 21, 2012 I will be leading my seventh trip to Uganda in partnership with my wife’s organization, BeadforLife.
This trip to Uganda is full-immersion, and will be a very powerful experience. This is not Africa through the windows of an air-conditioned bus, but a chance to feel the red dust on your face and engage one-on-one with some of the most welcoming people in the world.
Here is a sample of what you will experience:
- Learn about the complicated issues of global poverty and BeadforLife’s holistic approach to poverty eradication.
- Visit BeadforLife’s Friendship Village to see the life-changing benefits of home ownership
- Go on a 4-day safari in spectacular Murchison Falls National Park
- Explore environmental issues and their impacts on people’s lives
- Visit an AIDS clinic and find out what living with HIV means in Africa
Follow the link to learn more about traveling to Uganda with Conservation Concepts and BeadforLife. And please forward this message on to your friends!
Conservation organizations in Uganda have begun a new census to count the critically endangered mountain gorillas in the western mountains. With an estimated value in tourism dollars of $1 million per gorilla per year, these animals are important both in … Continue reading