Month Fourteen: Dreams for Blessing

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Monica, a young woman who came to ChildVoice International in Spring 2011, shares her personal thoughts as one of our group of girls, many formerly abducted by the Lord’s Resistance Army or otherwise affected by Uganda’s civil war. This is month fourteen in Monica’s 18-month journey of healing and recovery at the ChildVoice Lukome Centre…. Read More

Month Thirteen: Only Forgiveness

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Written by Natalie Committee Authors Note: Prior to my conversation with her, Monica had not heard about the Kony 2012 movement. She shared the following thoughts after learning of the movement. I see people who were in the bush with me sometimes around town, even those who have horribly mistreated me. I cannot have hostile… Read More

Month Twelve: Learning About Self

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Monica, a young woman who came to ChildVoice International in Spring 2011, shares her personal thoughts as one of our group of girls, many formerly abducted by the Lord’s Resistance Army or otherwise affected by Uganda’s civil war. This is month twelve in Monica’s 18-month journey of healing and recovery at the ChildVoice Lukome Centre…. Read More

Month Eleven:The “Positive” Life

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Author’s Note: As the global epidemic of HIV/AIDS continues to spread, Uganda remains one of the hardest hit countries. Like Monica, other young women at ChildVoice and their children are affected by this deadly disease by no fault of their own. In 2009, according to the Uganda AIDS Commission, approximately 1.2 million people were reported… Read More

Month Ten: Becoming New

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Interview conducted by Winnie and Kristin Barlow Monica, a young woman who came to ChildVoice International in Spring 2011, shares her personal thoughts as one of our group of girls, many formerly abducted by the Lord’s Resistance Army or otherwise affected by Uganda’s civil war. This is month ten in Monica’s 18-month journey of healing… Read More

Month Nine: Life After Tragedy

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It was not so long ago that I was a new girl at ChildVoice. I was scared and uncertain. I am glad that I feel more comfortable now and am even able to take charge at the centre in my role as head kitchen girl. I’ve started to coordinate and delegate the other students to… Read More

Month Eight: Celebrating a Different Kind of Christmas

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Interview conducted by Winnie and Kristin Barlow Monica, a young woman who came to ChildVoice International in Spring 2011, shares her personal thoughts as one of our group of girls, many formerly abducted by the Lord’s Resistance Army or otherwise affected by Uganda’s civil war. This is month eight in Monica’s 18-month journey of healing… Read More

Month Seven: Part of the Family

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Monica, a young woman who came to ChildVoice International in Spring 2011, shares her personal thoughts as one of our newest group of girls, many formerly abducted by the Lord’s Resistance Army or otherwise affected by Uganda’s civil war. This is month seven in Monica’s 18-month journey of healing and recovery at the ChildVoice Lukome… Read More

Month Six: Gaining Hope and Confidence

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Interview conducted by Kristin Barlow and Beatrice Lakot. Monica, a young woman who came to ChildVoice International in Spring 2011, shares her personal thoughts as one of our newest group of girls, many formerly abducted by the Lord’s Resistance Army or otherwise affected by Uganda’s civil war. This is month six in Monica’s 18-month journey… Read More

Month Five: Fear and Faith

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Interview conducted by Kristin Barlow and Beatrice Lakot. Monica, a young woman who came to ChildVoice International in Spring 2011, shares her personal thoughts as one of our newest group of girls, many formerly abducted by the Lord’s Resistance Army or otherwise affected by Uganda’s civil war. This is month five in Monica’s 18-month journey… Read More