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2 months ago

Innocent: A Spirit of Resilience

Last week, Innocent was invited back to Berlin to deliver the final presentation and petition for World Vision’s campaign titled, “No Child Wants to Kill.” The presentation was shared with many honored guests, including Virginia Gamba, United Nations Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict; CEO of World Vision Germany; members of the German parliament; and the German Minister for Arms & Defense. The guests gave Innocent a roaring round of applause for his courage, resilience and tireless efforts to raise awareness and bring about positive change.
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The event proved especially meaningful for Innocent, as World Vision operated the rehabilitation center where he received crucial counseling and support after escaping rebel capture & fleeing the war when he was only 10 years old.
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3 months ago

Innocent: A Spirit of Resilience

Yesterday, Innocent was invited by World Vision to lead a public action and speak as an ambassador on behalf of vulnerable children everywhere, especially those forced to fight in armed conflicts. “Kein Kind Will Töten” means "No child wants to kill," and it was this important message Innocent delivered to the German ministers and members of parliament who had gathered to listen and learn. Innocent is rallying people around the world to stand up and demand government leaders make stronger efforts to demobilize groups enslaving and exploiting children, while instead increasing their access to education, employment and full reintegration into society. "Without pressure and at the same time the help of the international community, we will still hear many stories like mine,” Innocent explained to those gathered as he shared some of his own story as a former child soldier.
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Join Innocent in the call against the use of child soldiers worldwide by helping raise awareness and signing the petition below.
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www.worldvision.de/mitmachen/unsere-kampagnen/kein-kind-will-toeten
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4 months ago

Innocent: A Spirit of Resilience

Special thanks to The Hamels Foundation and Cole Hamels of the Chicago Cubs for working for children’s rights and access to education globally. We are honored the Foundation chose to feature Innocent’s story this month and raise awareness via a book giveaway!Meet Opwonya Innocent, Ugandan child soldier turned human rights leader. Today, he is standing up and raising his voice in solidarity with the many child soldiers through his book, Innocent: A Spirit of Resilience. | Comment and tell us why advocating for our youth is important to you and be entered to win a free copy of Innocent: Spirit of Resilience. | Winner will be announced May 31st, 2019. innocentthebook.com/ ...

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How quickly a year can pass. Happy First Anniversary and may love & peace continue to surround Innocent and Anne!
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6 months ago

Innocent: A Spirit of Resilience

Innocent encourages people to never give up on their dreams, and to live of gratitude and service to others in response to the reader question, “What do you hope people will take away from your story?”
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Filmed in March 2018 in Cologne, Germany.
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