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.
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.
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.
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.
"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.