Ugandan Advocate for Girls to Speak in Bennington
Ruth Ndyabahika, who runs a school for orphaned and vulnerable girls in southwest Uganda, will speak at the Unitarian Meeting House, 108 School Street, Bennington, Vt. on Sunday, September 28, at 7 p.m. The program is open to the public and light refreshments will be served. Call 802-442-8816 for details.
Ndyabahika is the founder and executive director of Grace Villa in her hometown of Kabala, Uganda, a home and school for girls 12 and up which teaches them life and job skills. She spent 12 years in the field of early childhood education and psychology in Boston, Mass., where she discovered a passion for the world of non-profit and child advocacy. She lobbied in the US for the successful passage of the LRA Disarmament and Northern Uganda Recovery Act. Ndyabahika currently serves as president of the International Community of Banyakigezi (ICOB), and chairs the ICOB Executive and Board of Directors, a team devoted to increasing awareness, action, and resources towards the advancement of cultural, social and economic interests in Abanyakigeze in Uganda and in the diaspora.