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Sr. Rosemary Nyirumbe of the Religious Congregation of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, nominee for the 2020 Varkey Foundation Global Teacher Prize. /

Ugandan Nun Eyes Coveted Global Teacher Prize for Transforming Ex-Rebels’ Lives

Some day in 1986 when the Lord’s Resistance Army, an infamous rebel group that terrorized people in the northern parts of Uganda, was at the height of their activities in the East African landlocked nation, a young Catholic nun who had just professed as a religious felt hopeless at the sight of the torture that people underwent at the hands of the rebels.  

Top three African teachers, from left Ugandan Sr.Gladyce Kachope, Kenyan Eric Ademba, and Ghanaian  Augusta Lartey-Young at the inaugural Continental Teacher Prize in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on October 23, 2019 / African Union

Ugandan Nun, Kenyan Catholic among Winners of Inaugural AU Continental Teacher Prize

The African Union (AU) Continental Teacher Prize launched this year “as a means for demonstrating respect for teachers and the teaching profession, by encouraging and celebrating the committed teachers in Africa” has been won by three teachers from Ghana, Kenya, and Uganda, among them, a Catholic nun.