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for voting Tabitha and EDJA for the

2018 Waislitz Global Citizen Award!


About the Award

The Waislitz Global Citizen Awards, are annual cash prizes totaling $200,000. The grand prize is $100,000 with two semi-finalist prizes at $50,000 each. The awards are presented by Alex Waislitz and Global Citizen and recognize the excellence of individuals in their work to end extreme poverty.

About EDJA

In 2015, I traveled to Uganda to visit my husband’s home and site of his organization called Nyaka AIDS Orphan Project. Upon arrival, I learned that a thirty five year old man had raped a nine-year-old girl that weekend. The adults around her knew of the incident and did nothing about it. She was in school the following Monday as if nothing had ever occurred. I later learned that a five-year-old girl in the village was raped by her grandfather leaving her HIV positive. Another fourteen-year-old girl in a neighboring village has been repeatedly raped by her father since she was four years old. She still resides with him today despite efforts to seek help and safety ...



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MISSION

Combatting Child abuse, Sexual Assault & Domestic violence in Sub-Saharan Africa.

VISION

Edja Foundation envisions a society where every woman and child is safe and protected from abuse.

OBJECTIVE

Establish coalitions of advocates for victors and enforce prevention measures providing medical, legal, counseling and outreach services.

SERVICES

Medical


Babies foot beneath a blanket.

In Uganda, an area of economic poverty, survivors of sexual assault are more at risk of STDs, pregnancy, and HIV/AIDS of which preventative treatment costs are the equivalent of $5.00. Your contributions ensure that each survivor receives a rape exam and the subsequent treatments needed.

Legal


Edja foundation sign in Africa.

Victims pay the police to transport the perpetrators. Due to police corruption, most perpetrators bribe persons of various establishments to get out of jail. Your donations large or small make a difference by bridging the gap of accountability through supporting a vetted legal advocate to ensure that justice is served.

Counseling


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One survivor of rape attempted suicide twice due to the trauma and stigma that’s associated with it. Your donations ensure recovery through professional in-home counseling for a private outlet, while equipping survivors with resources to cope and hope to overcome.

Outreach


Two girls holding stop rape and I love you sign.

Survivors are often shunned, shamed and taunted by some in the community who infer that the survivor wanted the abuse. Your donations educate the community about female rights and the consequences of assault through radio broadcast, workshops and local gatherings.

Our Team


Tabitha Mpamira-Kaguri

Founder & Exec. Director


About Tabitha


Mausharie Valentine

Marketing Director


About Mausharie


Mindy Berger

Treasurer


About Mindy


Pearl Johnson

Educational Director


About Pearl


Phyllis Williams

Secretary


About Phyllis


Johndalyn Armstrong

Social Media Director


About Johndalyn


Olivia Kamayangi

Medical Director


About Olivia


Contact Us

ADDRESS:

P.O Box 797 Okemos, MI 48805


EMAIL:

info@edjafoundation.org



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