In her TEDxTalk, Emily Scott Pottruck takes us through how she found her personal philosophy for meaningful engagement. She takes you on her journey from her Northern California home to City of Joy in the Congo.
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Program Director Marie-Jeanne Bachu Bahati Nyenyezi describes her approach to empowering the women at City of Joy to become fierce leaders. “For me the great discovery is to realize that the Congolese women, despite their low familial status, if they are given good trainers who teach them to know and defend their rights, to get self confidence and learn how to make things in order to earn their lives, they can do anything.”
V-Day Congo and City of Joy Director Christine Schuler Deschryver’s reflects on the simple yet profound motivation for her work here: “City of Joy is a community, a place where love lives. Everything is based on love, and I think that’s the only way you can change the world.”
Prince Sebakunzi oversees technology at City of Joy and teaches the women computer literacy. Since working at City of Joy, he has declared himself a V-Man, dedicated to ending sexual violence. “I heard people talk about rape, sexual violence here and there in town, but I didn’t feel concerned. But when I came to City of Joy, when I discovered these women, when I felt their motivation to change things, I said that I should help them, and I think they are going to be healed.”