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Danville-based foundation tackles nursing shortages in Africa

Original post made on Dec 27, 2011

Fourteen-year-old Janet was on her way to school in Northern Uganda when she was abducted by rebels in the Lords Resistance Army and forced to become a child soldier and wife. When she escaped seven years later, she came upon Gulu Hospital nd was greeted by women she would soon aspire to be like.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, December 26, 2011, 3:45 PM

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Posted by Megan
a resident of Alamo
on Dec 27, 2011 at 11:09 am

Fascinating it is mentioned it was a "Christian" militia who kidnapped the poor girl. Would have been more credible if criminal Islamist were mentioned too. Oh---maybe they dont kidnap as they cut off the head after the rape.

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Posted by Stacey
a resident of another community
on Dec 28, 2011 at 9:28 am

The LRA has nothing to do with Christianity.
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The Gretta Foundation is working to overcome ignorance and lack of education in Africa, maybe they need to start here in the US.

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