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  •  C is incorrect. eom, (1+ / 0-)
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    •  Umm, according to John Vidal, (7+ / 0-)

      writing for the Guardian,

      They call themselves "a movement" seeking to end the conflict in Uganda and stop the abduction of children for use as child soldiers, but behind the slick website and the touchy-feely talk about "changing the course of human history", there's a hard-nosed money-making operation led by US filmmakers and accountants, commuication experts, lobbyists and salespeople.

      So far the organisation has released 11 films and run film tours across the US and other countries to raise awareness. In Uganda, it has given scholarships to 750 children, and helped to re-build schools there and in centralo Africa. The organisation's accounts show it's a cash rich operation, which more than tripled its income in 2011, with more than two thirds of its money coming from "general donations".

      The accounts suggest nearly 25% of its $8.8m income last year was spent on travel and film-making with only around 30% going toward programes on the ground. The great majority of the money raised has been spent in the US. $1.7 million went on US employee salaries, $357,000 in film costs, $850,000 in film production costs, $244,000 in "professional services" - thought to be Washington lobbyists - and $1.07 million in travel expenses . Nearly $400,000 was spent on office rent in San Diego.

    •  C at least partially correct (4+ / 0-)

      The video is pretty misleading (to put it kindly) on a number of things. The money questions are more a matter of opinions on their mission. Some don't understand that if education and awareness building are the main goals than travel, filming, speaking gigs etc. are all part of fulfilling the mission and thus legit expenditures; others think money would be better spent providing direct practical assistance to Ugandans.

      from a bright young conservative: “I’m watching my first GOP debate…and WE SOUND LIKE CRAZY PEOPLE!!!!”

      by Catte Nappe on Fri Mar 16, 2012 at 04:52:43 PM PDT

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