WHO WE ARE
We are all humanitarian workers from different backgrounds and different walks of life, living in different parts of the world. We work together because we have a common goal to make a difference in the lives of girls and women whose stories we have listened to over the years. Most of the girls and women we work with have been or are being oppressed by traditions in their own ethnic groups. Some are circumcised and married off at a tender age, others are raped, trafficked or sold into slavery.
After long time field work experience, we learned that education and skills are the best tools we can use to empower girls and women under traditional bondage. They become courageous human beings who carry the torch for themselves and those coming after them. Education and skills are the treasures that cannot be stolen from them.
Heartfelt Appreciation to Our Partners
Dr. Gordon Mendenhall and family, Betsy Wiersma and the Camp Sisters Network in Colorado, Paul Romig-Leavitt, the Global Women of the Church of the Brethren, South Side Christian Church in South Bend, Indiana, Jacquee Deakey of South Bend, Indiana, Paul and Laura Birkle, Mary Church, Claire Soltys, Julia and Joseph Lee of Chicago, Jim and Pam Lemons, our anonymous individual donors and girls’ sponsors: Andy and Karen Biddle, Maria Shlafer and Edeltraude Fraczek of Austria, Sabrina Bone of Crawfordsville, Indiana. The Tharp Perrin Gindhart Artists led by Carol and Larry, The Song Squad of Indianapolis, Butler University Center for Citizen and Community, Hanako Gavia, Ken and Loree of the Bahai Commubity and all our volunteers who help to keep our work going.
What we Offer
to the vulnerable girls: love, education, skills, a sense
of diginity and safety while in school.
Active Board Members
Sr. Stella Sabina: Director (U.S.A)
Sr. Monica Namusisi Director, Uganda
Juliet Namusoke, Uganda Projects
Oliver Nannyonjo, Youth and students
Gordon Mendenhall (Support
and Fundraising in U.S.A)