Vivian Glyck is the founder of Just Like My Child Foundation. She says, “Many people have asked me how and why I started working in Uganda, East Africa. I can see that getting to this point has been part of a longer journey that all took on a faster pace after my son was born in 2002.
Becoming a mother didn’t just open my heart to my own child, but as so often happens, it opened my heart to the needs and concerns of mothers and children all around the world. I came to understand and respect mortality – that we all have a limited time to make our impact on the planet. I developed a keen sense that the world is so small, it is really just one community, and I realized that taking care of oneself means heeding one’s calling – without hesitation or deliberation.
Yet GIRLS are the greatest resource for changing the cycle of poverty by staying in school, avoiding pregnancy, finding their voice, standing up for themselves and pursuing a future of financial independence and contribution.
Visit Vivian at: http://www.justlikemychild.org/