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Rosemary Nyirumbe

1974 - Today

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Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe was named one of Time Magazine's 100 most influential people in 2014. Rosemary is a Catholic nun and among other things, has dedicated her life to helping girls who were captive by warlord Joseph Kony and the Lord’s Resistance Army. Rosemary is a native of Uganda and started serving the people when she entered the Catholic order of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in 1976. Sister Rosemary serves as the director of St. Monica’s Girls Tailoring Centre, Sewing Hope Foundation, a facility that has rescued and rehabilitated more than 4,000 girls who had been forced into membership in a child army run by the notorious warlord Joseph Kony. She has given the people a way to support themselves by job training on how to tailor and other vital skills. 250 children live at St. Monica's and Rosemary also oversees a second school in Atiak, Uganda. Rosemary also has her own book published which is called, "The Sewing Hope" and this book was also made into a documentary by the filmmaker Derek Watson and narrated by Oscar winner Forest Whitaker. Rosemary had also composed a statement that she never sleeps before midnight because she is making sure all the kids are safe.

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