Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe’s visit to campus has been postponed, according to a Sept. 18 email sent to the campus community.
The event, scheduled for Sept. 23, was postponed after Nyirumbe experienced unexpected difficulties traveling out of Uganda. The screening for the film Sewing Hope also is postponed.
Nyirumbe directs the Saint Monica Girls’ Tailoring Centre in Gulu, Uganda, a safe harbor for former abductees. Her center provides job training in catering, tailoring, and other skills for these girls, many of whom were raped, tortured, and forced to murder as involuntary members of Kony’s army. Joseph Kony led a rebel group in Uganda that committed several war crimes, including the abduction of children to become sex slaves and soldiers.
Nyirumbe has helped 2,000 women, and the center currently houses 250 women and 250 children. She has been honored as a CNN Hero and was one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People for 2014.
Officials are working with Nyirumbe to reschedule her visit for later this fall, according to the email.
“We appreciate everyone who showed interest in the event,” said Leslie Berger, director of public relations. “We are hoping to get a new date set by next week and will let everyone know when we have something.”
Check MediaOCU.com for updates on Nyirumbe’s visit.