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28 Days of Impact: Baby Harriett

    The flutters of movement, then the obvious kicks from the life beating inside of me. I was afraid. Afraid of the unknown. The uncertainty of whether I was ready to become a mother, unsure of how to care for myself and the life that waited to arrive. I sang to her in my

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A NEW Reason To Give Thanks

As I cooked last night, and awoke this morning preparing for my family, my heart is so heavy with the faces of Ugandan children etched in my memory. While many of us will enjoy our warm homes with electricity, running water and sit at beautifully decorated tables to a feast of delicious food, these children

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Shot@Life INTERVIEW: Day 2 Uganda, Africa

On Day 2 of our Shot@Life observation trip, we visited a child health day in Mubende, a rural community in Western Uganda.  Check out the video of this day’s impact. Video Courtesy of Shot@Life:        

Where Are You From? My Journey Home to Africa

  “Where are you from?” Whether spoken or implied, this was the continuous question I received during my 7 day journey in Africa. I received the life-changing opportunity to attend an observation trip with Shot@Life, a United Nations Foundation campaign focused on raising awareness and funds to give other mothers a choice in the vaccination of

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Progress and Hope: Dr. Ahuna Ezaikonwa-Onochie, United Nations Resident Coordinator

The final stop on the Shot@Life trip to Uganda, Africa was a visit to the United Nations Headquarters in Kampala.  We were given the opportunity to have a private meeting with Dr. Ahuna Ezaikonwa-Onochie, U.N. Resident Coordinator of Uganda Center, an eloquent and classy native of  Nigeria. Dr. Onochie is a 16 year veteran of the United

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VIDEO: The Voices of Angels – Railway Primary School

    From the moment they began to sing, I just knew that music came from their souls, their heritage, OUR ancestry.   When one person led a song the others followed with enthusiasm and jubilee. When they sang together, their voices blended like a school of fish; bending, moving and flowing together as one. Each soprano,

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Motherhood: A Universal Word

She wore a little green dress with bright eyes, and tiny little hands and  feet. Five month old Baby Harriett didn’t realize that today was a special day. One that would save her life! A small group of three Shot@Life Champion were given the privilege of following a family’s journey. Young grandmother Rosemary and her

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The Pride of Mubende Village – Family Health Day

    Mubende Village is very rich in culture, style and religion. Churches and mosques are on nearly every corner, but health centers are not. So UNICEF uses the opportunity to capture village citizens coming in droves to worship, and offers free immunizations, de-worming, birth registry, blood pressure and HIV/AIDS testing and results. Shot@Life gave us

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Little Mariam – St. Zoe Boarding School

A lawyer, a chief justice, a nurse, the President, an athlete and a UNICEF worker. These are the careers the children of St. Zoe Boarding School of the Mubende Village aspire to be. Not the agricultural workers their parents need them to be. They dream of higher heights for themselves. They see a world open

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1 Meal a Day and Still Smiling About Education

If you only had 1 meal a day, would you still keep smiling? That is the reality for the beautiful children I had the pleasure of meeting at Railway Primary School today in Kampala, Uganda. The meal these children have at school will be the only meal they have all day long. You see, their

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