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JLMC Begins Work in Senegal

Vivian Glyck | Posted 03.31.2013 | Impact
Vivian Glyck

Just Like My Child Foundation officially signed a covenant with community members for a sustainable water irrigation project, which aims to generate income within the community of Keur Cheikh in Senegal.

A Testimony to Project Grace: 'The Delicacy of Goats' Milk'

Vivian Glyck | Posted 02.16.2013 | Impact
Vivian Glyck

Lydia and her family received a dairy goat from Just Like My Child Foundation's Project Grace in August of 2012. Just three weeks later, the dairy nanny kidded female twins. This was the rise of the "goats' milk delicacy" for Lydia and her family.

Save for Health

Vivian Glyck | Posted 11.12.2012 | Impact
Vivian Glyck

Joining a Save for Health insurance cooperative is a great opportunity for the Kyevunze community. At least 70 households, about 450 individuals, must be interested and become members of a cooperative for the cooperative to be created and sustained.

Community Legal Volunteers Promote Justice: Part 1 -- Olowo John

Vivian Glyck | Posted 08.25.2012 | Impact
Vivian Glyck

Several months after receiving paralegal training through Just Like My Child Foundation's (JLMC's) Project Justice, community legal volunteers are ac...

Global Motherhood: Project GRACE, A Blessing To Families Living With HIV

Vivian Glyck | Posted 08.06.2012 | Impact
Vivian Glyck

Project GRACE started in 2009 and provides small loans in the form of poultry and livestock to its participants who work together as well as encourage others to get tested for HIV at Bishop Asili, their local hospital.

A Goodbye to Our Dear George William

Vivian Glyck | Posted 02.19.2012 | Impact
Vivian Glyck

The Just Like My Child Foundation family has unfortunately lost one of our most treasured and significant team members on the ground. Sadly our Constr...

Project Justice Changes the Judicial Game in Rural Uganda

Vivian Glyck | Posted 12.11.2011 | Impact
Vivian Glyck

When 15-year-old Jillian was pressured by her father to marry too young to a much older man, she pushed back. Unlike many young girls in rural Uganda, Jillian knew that she had legal rights.

Nalubombwe Josephine Got Into the Harvard of High Schools

Vivian Glyck | Posted 10.10.2011 | Impact
Vivian Glyck

It's almost incomprehensible to the residents of her village that a girl born into such a dim reality could be walking into the brightest future possible.

Educating the Educators

Vivian Glyck | Posted 10.03.2011 | Impact
Vivian Glyck

Several of my recent blogs talked about the importance of education in developing countries, specifically in Uganda. I talked about the great impact t...

Smarter Girls Make for Smarter Futures

Vivian Glyck | Posted 09.13.2011 | Impact
Vivian Glyck

It doesn't take long to see that there are few better ways to change the course of the world than to get girls into school and to keep them there. Fur...

Why a School Is More Than Just a Building

Vivian Glyck | Posted 09.05.2011 | Impact
Vivian Glyck

Nearly a million kids showed up for "free" school and the government could not afford the giant cost to make sure the schools were running effectively.

May Mango Madness in Uganda

Vivian Glyck | Posted 08.31.2011 | Impact
Vivian Glyck

2006 was the last time I was in Uganda in May. On every other visit, I just look longingly at the hard, green, tasteless fruit hanging growing in the trees. But this time we arrived right in time.

Pregnant in Uganda

Vivian Glyck | Posted 08.24.2011 | Impact
Vivian Glyck

With little exposure to prenatal care or access to delivery services or emergency obstetric care, these women appear to be ready to face their future, which may include a motorcycle ride on dirt roads, while in labor, to the nearest medical facility.

Empowerment Workshops Help Ugandan Girls

Vivian Glyck | Posted 08.16.2011 | Impact
Vivian Glyck

It gives me great pride and pleasure to share some astounding results I have received from our empowerment expert, Monica Nyiraguhabwa.

Listen to Your Heart

Vivian Glyck | Posted 08.09.2011 | Impact
Vivian Glyck

There is a world of compassionate heroes out there who listen to their hearts every day. And I know that an open heart breeds gratitude -- the greatest cure for our own and our world's woes.

Notes From Uganda: A Win, Win, Win for Kids!

Vivian Glyck | Posted 08.01.2011 | Impact
Vivian Glyck

Over in Uganda, the interconnectedness of children comes into full relief. They're not just getting school supplies, they're learning about what's happening on the other side of the world.

"We Will Not Eat if it Means Payment For Education"

Vivian Glyck | Posted 07.25.2011 | Impact
Vivian Glyck

Envision the children of Uganda with bellies and minds full. The reality of this vision can lift entire communities up and out of the cycle of poverty.

What's AIDS Got to Do With It?

Vivian Glyck | Posted 07.17.2011 | Impact
Vivian Glyck

I ask, "What's AIDS got to do with it?" because the chances of meeting a person with AIDS in Uganda is far greater than meeting someone here in the States.

How To Fight Terrorism With Crayons

Vivian Glyck | Posted 07.03.2011 | Impact
Vivian Glyck

Either "we" get there first with education and a way to help families be self-sufficient, or terrorists do with hate education and big payments to families when one of their children becomes a suicide bomber.

Let Me Tell You About a Man I Know

Vivian Glyck | Posted 06.19.2011 | Impact
Vivian Glyck

This man, a dedicated professor at a teacher's college, has taken nothing and helped create a schoolhouse for the children in his small village.

Thanking March: The Clinton Foundation and ABC's Secret Millionaire, James Malinchak

Vivian Glyck | Posted 06.04.2011 | Impact
Vivian Glyck

Through the help of The Clinton Foundation and James Malinchak, Just Like My Child is successfully providing holistic solutions to poverty and helping Ugandan families experience the power of potential.

How to Improve the Economic Development of a Rebuilding Country

Vivian Glyck | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Vivian Glyck

Now, more than ever, is the time to reach out and care for the rest of the planet. We are all in this together.

What Christian Bale Taught Me About Parenting

Vivian Glyck | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Vivian Glyck

When Christian Bale accepted his Oscar for Best Supporting Actor, his heart was right on his sleeve. His final words were for his child: "And for our little girl, who's taught me so much more then I'll ever be able to teach her."

Is Crime and Punishment TV Helpful?

Vivian Glyck | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Vivian Glyck

So what happens to girls and women in the developing world who are abused without this level of transparency and education about the law?

Why Marital Rape Doesn't Exist in Africa -- According to the Media

Vivian Glyck | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Vivian Glyck

More than three in every 10 women surveyed suffered sexual abuse at the hands of their intimate partner. This is astounding!