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Finding Peace during Times of Stress

Finding Peace during Times of Stress

The pandemic has caused immense stress on healthcare systems around the world. And nurses - predominantly women - have felt the impact. AWAGO has targeted these underserved heroes with free training in the mental wellness technique, Transcendental Meditation, and...

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Lead the way Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala!

Lead the way Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala!

This is a BIG moment for African women. Okonjo-Iweala is the first woman and first African to take on the role of President of the World Trade Organization, an organization that regulates and facilitates international trade between nations. She is known for her...

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Rona Mbabazi—Fulfilling Her Dream

Rona Mbabazi—Fulfilling Her Dream

Meet Rona Mbabazi, a girl with a dream! Rona joined Ideal Girls High School four years ago as one of AWAGO’s first scholarship students. Last year she successfully completed her Ordinary Level (O level) exams with very good grades, especially in science subjects. She...

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Celebrating the New Year in Uganda with our TM Clubs

Celebrating the New Year in Uganda with our TM Clubs

Holiday Festivities for Children! There is nothing sweeter than to see the faces of children light up with joy! The only thing that can top this is when we see mothers with a deep sense of relief and comfort knowing that their children are growing in happiness, that...

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AWAGO — Supporting Girls’ Education

AWAGO — Supporting Girls’ Education

AWAGO proudly sponsors 82 girls for their education at Ideal Girls High School in Mbale, where they are boarding students. During the COVID-19 lockdown we have provided these girls who live in Kampala, with food, masks, soaps and other essential items. We have also...

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AWAGO National Director—Meet Judith Nassali

AWAGO National Director—Meet Judith Nassali

Today, we want to introduce you to Judith Nassali, National Director of African Women and Girls Organization-Uganda, the TM women’s organization in Uganda, and her team of teachers.In Uganda, the challenges facing women are very great—75% of women live in...

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Learning to Accept the Good and Forget the Guilt

Learning to Accept the Good and Forget the Guilt

When I met Gladys Kimtai, an orphan from Kenya who had recently finished sending herself through an American college on a track scholarship, I was immediately struck by her beauty, her poise and her humble nature. When I heard her story of transformation, I felt I had...

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24 Hours of Happiness

24 Hours of Happiness

Occasionally a new great song comes around that captivates me. Pharrell William's 2013 song "Happy" is one of those. It is infectious and immediately makes you feel happy; as a result it has taken the world by storm. The song currently has over 595 million views on...

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Educating Girls in Uganda

Educating Girls in Uganda

Uganda, like most countries in Africa, has experienced drought, famine, war, political instability, human rights violations, an AIDS epidemic, and extreme poverty. Providing higher education for Ugandan girls is especially critical, as research has shown that when...

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Pregnancy and the Transcendental Meditation technique

Pregnancy and the Transcendental Meditation technique

After my delivery of twin daughters I was very committed to nursing them. Since newborns nurse round the clock, this meant my sleep was broken and interrupted for weeks, especially because of nursing two infants. It was my experience (and it is often reported as other...

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Bringing Smiles to the Faces of Women in Uganda

Bringing Smiles to the Faces of Women in Uganda

Numerous studies have shown that the Transcendental Meditation technique is an effective way for women to manage stress, to develop a greater sense of fulfillment and inner peace, and improve overall quality of life. Stress can take a serious toll on both body and...

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Educating the Self: First Things First

Educating the Self: First Things First

Self-improvement and empowerment organizations are playing a dominant role in redefining our goals and expanding our vision for living a life of fulfillment. Research is starting to track this shift; an interesting study reported in the New York Times describes an...

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