- Posted February 21, 2012 by
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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Question for Bill Gates: What can we do to help the children in Gulu, Uganda?
What can we do to help the children in Gulu, Uganda?
Celebrating Black History Month by honoring my friend -- Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe from Gulu, Uganda
Sister Rosemary has started a school in Gulu, Uganda for the young girls that were kidnapped / enslaved by the warlords at an early age. They were impregnated, mutilated, kept in bondage until Sister Rosemary fought back and saved them from their captors. She has allowed them to have a childhood, taught them skills to encourage their importance.
She feeds kids from up in the hills of Atiak on Sundays...as well as her girls at the St. Monica School. Right now---there is a drought and they need water in order to grow food.
Sister Rosemary shared:
"It has become hard for me and the coordinators of Tree of Wisdom to know how many children come to the feeding program–“Happy Sunday” as the children call it.
Atiak, the village in Northern Uganda where we have the TOW feeding program running every Sunday since July 2010, experiences a long period of draught every year. The ones who suffer most as a result of this famine are the children and elderly people. It becomes more and more compelling to provide food for the children there. The number of children who come every Sunday keeps increasing because very often, kids comes with their friends."
Read more above and see video about Sister Rosemary's CNN Hero award and her plight in Gulu.
Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe - CNN Hero of the year 2007
They also need our 'PRAYERS'......love you Sister Rosemary!!