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Rosemary Nyirumbe


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Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe, SHS, a sister in the Sacred Heart of Jesus Congregation, has worked for 25 years at the St. Monica’s Girls’ Tailoring Centre in Gulu, Uganda. St. Monica’s provides a safe home and education for victims of war, violence, and poverty, in particular orphans and young women. She contributes to the community’s broader work, establishing and running a network of schools and farms across the region. The youngest of eight children, Nyirumbe was born and raised in a small village in Paidha, West Nile, 122 miles from Gulu. She holds a Ph.D. from Oklahoma University, a Master of Science degree in leadership and human development from Duquesne University, and honorary doctorates from Duquesne University, De Paul University, Leuven, Oklahoma Christian University, and Oklahoma University. Her B.A. is from Uganda Martyrs University. Her pioneering work to support people in northern Uganda has been recognized by international awards including by CNN. She authored the book Sewing Hope (2015) about her work during the crisis years of conflict sparked by the Lord’s Resistance Army.

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