Global Activism: Using Art for Development

February 18, 2010

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A student from Prince Primary school in Uganda shows off his art project.
It's Thursday, and time for our Global Activism series. Each Thursday we hear about an individual who's decided to work to make the world a better place. Grant Buhr is the country director for Project Focus. The organization uses art to facilitate development projects in Southwest Uganda. They're in the process of creating an internet café in Layantonde, Uganda.

Project Focus got started after three students here in Chicago watched the documentary “Invisible Children.” The film is about the children who are the victims of Uganda's civil war. After seeing the film the students decided they needed to see what was happening firsthand. But first they needed to raise the funds for the trip…

This short Project Focus film takes a in-depth look into Prince Primary School and it's students: