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Vivian Glyck
Vivian Glyck is the founder and executive director of Just Like My Child Foundation. A successful author and former marketing consultant for Deepak Chopra, Dean Ornish and Tony Robbins, Vivian started Just Like My Child after the birth of her son, Zak, when she experienced the depth of love that mothers have for their children, and that all children deserve healthy bodies and a chance to be educated and empowered. Learn more at or email Vivian at

Entries by Vivian Glyck

JLMC Begins Work in Senegal

(0) Comments | Posted January 29, 2013 | 2:12 PM

On Monday, January 14th, 2013, 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.

The community of...

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Kicking Off Camp Girl Power

(0) Comments | Posted January 8, 2013 | 11:42 AM

This week, 100 pre-teen and early-teenaged girls are gathering in the rural village of Katikamu for Just Like Child Foundation's very first Camp Girl Power. Camp Girl Power is the culmination of yearlong training initiatives through our Girl...

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

(0) Comments | Posted December 17, 2012 | 9:49 AM


Nayiti Lydia is one of the beneficiaries who has received a dairy goat through Just Like My Child Foundation's Project Grace, a microenterprise program that has a partnership with Heifer International.

Lydia, a 23-year-old Ugandan woman, is married to Tebukoza Juma,...

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Save for Health

(1) Comments | Posted September 12, 2012 | 10:52 AM

Access to quality health care that is affordable is a problem to which many in the United States can relate. In Uganda, government run health centers are supposed to provide affordable care by subsidizing the costs of medications and consultations. However, a woman who is giving birth for example has...

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Girl Power for Boys

(3) Comments | Posted July 11, 2012 | 11:49 AM

a participant of Just Like My Child's Girl Power Project - it's not just for girls!

Last week we held our first Girl Power training for boys (the first of three to...

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

(0) Comments | Posted June 25, 2012 | 2:27 PM

Several months after receiving paralegal training through Just Like My Child Foundation's (JLMC's) Project Justice, community legal volunteers are actively responding to domestic violence cases in their communities, mediating between husband and wife, or parents and children with great success. This past week, our staff had the pleasure of...

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An Exchange Between Farmers Builds Friendships and Strengthens Communities

(2) Comments | Posted June 11, 2012 | 10:39 AM

Project GRACE farmers from three neighboring villages take a break in the home of Bweyeyo village resident, Teddy Nalweyiso.

One of the reasons why Project GRACE is so impressive is because of the...

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

(3) Comments | Posted June 6, 2012 | 2:54 PM

The establishment of Project GRACE, one of Just Like My Child's six programs has benefitted self-motivated individuals living with HIV in Luweero. Project GRACE started in 2009 and provides small loans in the form of poultry and livestock to its participants who work together as well...

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A Goodbye to Our Dear George William

(0) Comments | Posted December 20, 2011 | 11:48 AM

The Just Like My Child Foundation family has unfortunately lost one of our most treasured and significant team members on the ground. Sadly our Construction Supervisor, George William recently passed on from complications after surgery at Malogo Hospital in Kampala from an obstruction in his intestines. This has been a...

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Why I Like to Give Ugandan Women Goats...

(2) Comments | Posted November 29, 2011 | 3:02 PM

Recently I found myself wandering around a local downtown area near the San Diego coastline, aimlessly weaving in and out of independent shops in a very affluent neighborhood, when something caught my eye. For a moment I disregarded what I saw. The colorful paper beads had lost major significance to...

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Just Like My Child Foundation's the Girl Power Project

(1) Comments | Posted November 17, 2011 | 9:31 AM

"I discovered ways of building my self esteem"

"I unlearned the mentality that men are stronger than women!" -- Two graduates of the Girl Power Project.

For centuries, Ugandan women and girls have been forced to meekly kneel before men. We at Just Like My Child Foundation are...

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"We Do It Ourselves!"

(0) Comments | Posted October 19, 2011 | 1:13 PM

There's nothing like "Wekembe" to transform an African village! "Wekembe" is a Lugandan word that means, "We do it ourselves!" We all know how great "Wekembe" is in our lives, and this word totally captures the excitement we see when struggling people have new empowerment and the hope of economic...

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Project Justice Changes the Judicial Game in Rural Uganda

(2) Comments | Posted October 11, 2011 | 10:53 AM

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 and couldn't be forced to marry against her will.

Many in Jillian's community in the Luwero...

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The Greatest Spiritual Moment of My Life

(2) Comments | Posted September 27, 2011 | 10:30 AM

Last November, I had the incredible opportunity to travel to India.

We went to many of the holiest cities in the North, including Rishikesh, made famous by The Beatles. They wrote many songs during the brief time they were there, including "Why Don't We Do It In The Road," --...

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Nalubombwe Josephine Got Into the Harvard of High Schools

(2) Comments | Posted August 10, 2011 | 5:44 PM

When I met Nalubombwe Josephine in May of 2007, she was a 10-year-old-girl living in one of the most vulnerable situations imaginable. Nearly 30% of her neighbors were infected with HIV, she was surrounded by dozens of orphans, and she was going to a school that had no books and...

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Educating the Educators

(2) Comments | Posted August 3, 2011 | 1:30 PM

Several of my recent blogs talked about the importance of education in developing countries, specifically in Uganda. I talked about the great impact the Just Like My Child Foundation has had within certain rural Ugandan villages, the schools and programs that were built specifically to educate young children who...

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An Ebola Scare and Political Instability Didn't Stop Us

(1) Comments | Posted July 28, 2011 | 1:07 PM

Some people thought I was crazy. But I did it anyway because I knew we'd be fine. Despite an Ebola scare and political instability, I took my husband, Mike, and my 8-year-old son to Uganda to visit Just Like My Child's projects. My son raised money and delivered nearly $3000...

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Smarter Girls Make for Smarter Futures

(4) Comments | Posted July 14, 2011 | 3:45 PM

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. Furthermore, the United Nations has consistently advocated that educating girls has a larger impact on the world than any other...

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Why a School Is More Than Just a Building

(3) Comments | Posted July 6, 2011 | 3:32 PM

In 1996, President Museveni of Uganda promised his people that the government would provide free primary education for up to four children per family - a program commonly called Universal Primary Education -- our version of a free system of Public School. However, Uganda's government-sponsored Universal Primary Education (UPE) program...

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May Mango Madness in Uganda

(0) Comments | Posted July 1, 2011 | 11:51 AM

One of the overwhelmingly joyful things about being in Uganda in May is that millions of mangoes are ripe! The trees are so heavy with ripe fruit, it's like a sweet bachanal. Men, women, children beat the trees with long sticks to coax the fruit down from nearly 50 feet...

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