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Crossing the River Nile with CNN Hero 2007 - Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe
CNN iReporter - Patricia Smith Crossing the River Nile with CNN Hero of 2007 - Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe.
This has been such a great journey travelling with Sister Nyirumbe. The travels have taken us from Kampala to Sister's home at St. Monica's School for Girls Tailoring in Gulu, Uganda where she takes care of the children that were affected by Joseph Kony and the LRA during the war. Now in Moyo---where she once lived and grew up as young girl to become a nun at the age of 15.
We are crossing the Nile for the second time during this sojourn on our way to Moyo which is less than 50 kilometers from the border of South Sudan.
Sister Nyirumbe shared the story of Moses being put in the River Nile and sent to Egypt----that this is where civilization began. It was such a quiet peaceful interlude crossing the river on a ferryboat with Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe.
Sister Rosemary continues to make-a-difference with the children in this region. She is striving to bring up awareness of the atrocities that the LRA inflicted on these children that are still having its residual effect on the children in Uganda and throughout the region. Since 2007 and being the recipient of the CNN 2007 Hero award----Sister Rosemary has still been diligent in her cause to help these children and families. Her journey is never-ending and forever!
A recent book co-written by Reggie Whitten of Pros For Africa and Nancy Henderson; as well as a documentary film – “Sewing Hope” has been released sharing Sister Rosemary’s plight and journey in rescuing the children in Uganda. The documentary film has been shown at recent film festivals to include Napa Valley and San Luis Obispo. Sister Rosemary will be returning to the United States in early April where the documentary film will be shown at the Sarasota Film Festival which takes place from April 4th through the 13th.
Sister Nyirumbe is “Sewing Hope” for the children and families in Uganda----Empowering Women One Stitch at a time!
Thank you Sister Rosemary for allowing me to travel alongside you on this trip!....As the children shared to welcome you home----You are truly an African Hero ---- CNN Hero --- World Hero!
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