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August 13, 2010 05:21 PM
I have 4 children 2 that are adopted from Liberia Africa. I have spent a lot of time in Africa mostly west. This experience has truly shaken me and I am forever changed. I do not sleep one night with out thinking of my good friends in Libera, Ghana, Nigeria... From my experience it seems to me that there needs to be extra focus on the young adults in these countries. They are willing, able, and ready to learn, work, create;but with little to no resources they are limited. I also was forced to question the result of aid organizations in Africa. You see a ministry, ngo, or aid organization on every corner and you wonder... why is there such sufferings. Maybe these efforts need to be evaluated and redirected so that the precious aid being supplied is not wasted...it is hard to see so much wasted.
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July 25, 2010 09:48 PM
I would like to read more on that site soon. By the way, pretty good design this site has, but don’t you think it should be changed from time to time?
December 10, 2009 06:54 AM
No law or ordinance is mightier than understanding.
Quotation of Plato
November 13, 2009 08:45 PM
November 07, 2008 09:42 AM
Atlanta, Ga; USA
This situation is pathetic. I have written to my congressman and senator. I will keep pressing in the dawn of this new Era, to ensure that the US congress takes Congo's problems to heart.
This is a greater genocide than that of the Jews. We all must find ways to stop it.
June 16, 2008 12:29 PM
I'm a congolese woman and a refugee in the same time I have been through war and know what that means runing awy from your home country with 5 children . the work that Angeline jolie does is known and we are very greatful to her, my suggestion is that I would like the good will ambassador to use her status to push our government to set a real ggood governance , in order to reduce poverty and install peace in eastern congo i'm from the eastern part and they should have mecanism to control the borders and so rwanda can stop disturbing us , they use hutu refugees as a reason to occupy our country . women are suffering , those who are suppose to take care of them , misuse the assistance given to them for their own goodness. Women should restore humanity through the education from the family. foundation. so the great lack region will have a new generation of real leaders.
May 28, 2008 07:04 PM
I must admit that, upon receiving an assignment from my history teacher to create a "needs assesment" for Congo, I groaned. Loudly. To be truly honest, I would have preferred to do my report on Cambodia - a country whose background I was infinately more comfortable with and emotionally inspired by thanks to Loung Bun Ung's first-hand accounts of the Pol Pot regime.
But, in an effort to end this school year on a positive note, I pulled up my online search engines and typed in "Congo."
Much to my surprise, this was the first site that came up.
I had known that Angelina Jolie had done some work in Africa; in fact, during my Sophomore year of high school, our Model United Nations club had discussed Darfur and touched on Ms. Jolie's service there.
But I had not known that she visited Congo.
Her account was moving - beyond the directness of her written journal, her vocal inflections and her own powerful emotional attachment truly touched me. In addition, the photographs of the areas and peoples provided by Ed Parsons and Laura Engelbrecht... they moved me beyond speech.
Naturally, great credit goes to Ms. Jolie. My infinite thanks for moving and inspiring, not only myself, but the countless others in my situation; those who will take a simple history project beyond the classroom and move to action, one day following where you have gone and reaching the impossible - all for the sake of the comman trait: humanity.
March 08, 2008 04:12 AM
I came across this site bacause I read in Parade Magazine that the Congo was experiencing terrible genocide... the worst since WW II. Out of curiousity I looked up "Congo" and Angelina Jolie's travel log appeared. I know of Angelina's work, however I didn't know of this trip in 2003 to the Congo. What a beautiful place. It truly amazes me that the media and other advocates "quote from the Parade" have been able to reach displaced Sudanese people realatively easily, but can't reach the "Congo". Angelena is so brave to have done so. I truly admire her courage and work. She wants to know what the "people" of each nation she visits have to say. That is the true... and real story. Bless you, and your wonderful family and your soon to be "new" members ... Angelena. Twins perhaps?
October 06, 2007 07:12 AM
I am studying the Congo for my history coursework. I have only read articles up to now and when I saw that Documentry, it moved me. It was real and live and showed what was going on there now as well as what had happened. It just shows how little the people need their to make their 'day'. Just a simple visit makes them feel happy. But what about us here, who see and hear about the things that are going on out there? We don't feel responsible to it, we don't feel anything apart from sympathy. I feel anger that the people who lived there centuries ago had to suffer this and now their generations in the future are still going through it. Imagine if we lived there without a meal when we wanted it, without electricity or a change of clothes or medication. We take things for granted and it's not on. I am now going to think about what I could do to help those people who are suffereing out there, espically those child soldiers and rape victims. It is just horrendous, it really is. I would find it hard to visit them, let alone live out there during all this.
April 09, 2007 11:20 AM
Thanks Angelina to show all the world how people are saffer and try to change thing i your way. I realy appreciate all a see. You know what i was surprise to see how you forget your busy time and move on to congo just for support them. I know you too busy but sometime we need to forget our self and thing about others. I know this is my homeland, my hometown its been long long time i left the country through your website I see and know how people are still live right there.
Thanks to make them feel some loves and hope again to have a better life.
You give me a opportunite to think once again about where i came from. I support you and go head. dont stop keep going.
I wish you the best