Blog: Dispatches from Bukavu and Beyond

GRADUATION OF THE SIXTH SESSION

When you enter City of Joy, the first thing that captures your attention is the beauty of the garden, the green lawn, and flowers of all colors which look like all colors which illuminate the Garden of Eden (rose, bougainvillea,…

City of Joy Update: Highlights from September 2014

The City of Joy continues to thrive as the sixth class of women move through the programing and classes. Director Christine Schuler-Deschryver shares this update on their coursework and trainings. For more information on the transformational work being done in Bukavu please visit…

City of Joy Update: Highlights from the Fifth Session Report

The City of Joy Director Christine Schuler Deschryver recently released the report City of Joy: Fifth Session Final Report, on the work, experience and commitment to transforming pain into power of the fifth graduating class.  We wanted to share a highlight…

City of Joy Update: Fifth Class Graduates!

On 5 May 2014, we ended our 5th training session with an extraordinary ceremony, which included members of Panzi Foundation DRC and the Chairman of the board, Dr. Denis Mukwege. Partners from the grassroots associates were also present, along with…

Update from Eve in Bukavu

Dear V-Day Supporters, I am writing to you today from Bukavu, a delicious morning – a sweater of heat, soft wind, and a sweeping melody of feisty birds. The smell of jasmine drifts and palms sway, all infused with the…

City of Joy is a Vision of Congolese Women

At the dawn of the end of the fourth training session in leadership which will take place on Thursday 31, 2013, I am overwhelmed with fierce, pride, happiness, but also sadness. The sadness is due to the separation after the…