English translation by community member KBurns.
Three American women arrived in Bukavu on Friday 27th February to learn about the activities going on in various different organisations here. Their names were Marie Rose Piciucco, Amanda Ann and Caroline. Caroline will spend three months at the Maman Shujaa Centre, so that she can see how the associations that work in collaboration with SAFECO (Synergy of Congolese Women's Associations) are progressing, and how their work can be improved.
The aim of Marie Rose and Amanda's visit to the Maman Shujaa Centre was to listen to the women who co-ordinate each association's activities. Their visit began with a short talk by girls who act as ambassadors for peace, explaining the work they have done for the pilot project, which is now coming to an end, as well as giving their own recommendations and suggestions. Ms Marie Rose asked about UN Resolutions 1325 and 1820, and the girls were able to give very helpful answers. They then discussed studies and what each girl envisaged they would be able to do in the future. How will the girls achieve those visions? Who can help them? The answer was all of us. There were words of thanks from our visitors and from Madame Neema, the Maman Shujaa Centre co-ordinator. We then took photos, and had drinks together before they left.