Gerald Matembu is a multimedia journalist based in Mbale Town, Eastern Uganda. He is a reporter and bureau chief for Next Media Services (NBS Television, Nile Post and Next Radio), a leading media company in Uganda. He has nine years of experience in TV and online reporting.

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Ugandan boarding school rescues young teen girls from forced marriage

Parents and other elders wanted to sell them into marriage for cows. Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Reparatrix-Ggogonya stepped in to educate them instead at Kalas Girls Primary School in northern Uganda.

In Africa, sisters lead the way to replace orphanages with family care

The goal is as simple as it is complicated to achieve: Shift the care of children from institutions like orphanages to a family or family-like environment.

Q & A with Sr. Mary Grace Akiror, 'the sister you cannot bribe' in Uganda

Uganda President Yoweri Museveni set up a special unit in 2018 to fight corruption, and he hand-picked Sr. Mary Grace Akiror of the Little Sisters of St. Francis to assist him in weeding out graft in development projects.

Q & A with Sr. Mary Margaret Ajiko, a surgeon saving infants' lives in Uganda

"I never operate on a patient without a prayer." Sr. Mary Margaret Ajiko, a member of the Little Sisters of Mary Immaculate of Gulu, has worked for a decade at Soroti Regional Referral Hospital in eastern Uganda.