For 25 years Joseph Kony and his Lord s Resistance Army (LRA) terrorized Northern Uganda. They abducted children and forced them to commit atrocities against their own families and communities. Girls as young as thirteen were degraded to sex slaves for Kony s officers.
Now, the war is over, but the decades of brutal conflict have deeply scarred the people of Uganda. Child soldiers return to the very communities they committed violent crimes against, and the girls carry with them a constant reminder of their abuse: their captors children. These girls and their children are often ostracized by their communities, and most lack the skills they need to provide for their families.
Sewing Hope tells the story of one woman s fight to bring hope back to her nation. Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe presides over Saint Monica s Vocational School in Gulu, Uganda. She lived through the horror created by Kony s LRA and now works to heal the wounds he inflicted on her people. She invites formerly abducted girls to Saint Monica s where they learn skills to provide for their families. Through vocational training, these young women gain independence. Through community with their fellow students, they find forgiveness. Through the restoration of their lost futures, they find hope.