It is truly awesome to see the THRIVE campus growing! This is an indication not only of our organization’s growth, but also of the ever-widening reach of our innovative and effective programs. Thanks to a generous grant from our friends at Engage Now Africa, the “THRIVEGulu Engagement Center” will be open for literacy classes, entrepreneurial […]
Meet Beatrice. She lives in Anywang Village with her husband and four children. For many years, she struggled to support her family. When she was just 15 years old, Beatrice dropped out of school. About half of the women in Beatrice’s community are illiterate, making it increasingly difficult to escape the cycle of poverty. In 2014, she […]
Dear friends, On 7th October, I sat perched on the edge of a rickety chair in a dimly lit poolhall in Gulu, Uganda watching the national football team play Ghana for a chance to qualify for the World Cup. For us Americans, it may seem like just another soccer match – for the 50 or […]
Or…How a Simple Role Play Calmed an Aggressive Creditor Photo: Marie with the THRIVEGulu counselors, Austin and Christine A very scared single mother of five came in for her second individual counseling session and said she feared for her son. Some farming equipment her son was renting to increase his small agriculture business had been […]
JANET – Unity is Strength Women’s Group “Atye ki ot bati!” – “I have an iron-roofed house!” Janet never dreamed that she would live in an iron-roofed house. She was more worried about surviving the day and getting enough food. Simply put, she had no time to think about a home. Abducted as a child […]
Business Insider; Owen Thomas: So what were actress Eliza Dushku and screenwriter-director Joss Whedon doing at Roe, a nightclub in San Francisco, Thursday evening? Pitching Silicon Valley’s best and brightest on supporting ThriveGulu, a charity for survivors of Uganda’s civil war started two years ago by Dushku’s mom, Suffolk University professor Judy Dushku.