EAMS cover the night for KONY 2012 0
Staff photo by Jordan Maxwell... Grade 7 and 8 students at Ecole Arthur Meighen pose for a photo on Monday. The group of students were part of the global 'Cover the Night' event last Friday to raise awareness on issues occurring in Uganda.
You may have seen the colourful posters posted ubiquitously around the town that read KONY 2012 and wondered who's responsible for this?
A group of grade seven and eights from Ecole Arthur Meighen School covered the night with the posters as part of a social studies project to study the global phenomenon that was the Stop KONY Campaign, a global awareness movement designed to catch Joesph Kony, the notorious leader of the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) in Uganda.
"It was about 40 students and mainly my grade seven and eight social studies class that took on the project. We watched the YouTube video together and my initial thought was that it was something the students could engage in quite easily. It's a cause that would probably resonate with them," said Lisa Tessier, a teacher at EAMS.
On Friday, the students perused the town and plastered posters all along the Crescent and other places in Portage. The posters were taken down over the weekend.
See more in Tues. Apr. 24 issue of the Portage Daily Graphic