"Since June 13th, 2020’s dreadful news, we saw an overwhelming expression of sadness at Esther Nakajjigo’s (Essie) death throughout Uganda and worldwide.
Essie, who was Uganda’s Ambassador for Women and Girls, was killed in a massive storm accident which involved a gate and a car she was traveling in at the Arches National Park in Utah, County, USA. She was buried to rest on 25th/8/2020 in Masaka, Uganda. She was only 25 years.”
Essie was a young humanitarian who dedicated her life to helping and giving hope to the most vulnerable in our communities, including teenage mothers. She was a loving, humble, and kind-hearted young lady whose passion was to make the world a better place.
Essie was a celebrated reality TV STAR in Uganda who used reality TV to change the less privileged lives. She started two reality TV shows, one called Saving Innocence Challenge, and the other one is called LIFT (Living In the Face of Trauma ).
Essie also started a not for profit Princess Diana Health Centre III to provide Accessible, Acceptable, and Affordable quality health care services to the most vulnerable, especially women and girls victims of gender-based violence. They cannot afford to pay for their health care. The health center was established to provide safe motherhood programs to the most impoverished women victims of high maternal mortality in Uganda, currently standing at 314/100,000 live births. Moreover, Essie’s dream for the health center was to control the stagnated statistics for teenage pregnancy in Uganda, now standing at 25% and one of the world’s worst.
Now that Essie left prematurely, she left many vulnerable women and girls dependent on her humanitarian services like the non-profit health center. Child Care and Rescue Programme was mandated to work with partners worldwide to sustain and expand Essie’s vision to uplift the most vulnerable in our communities and make the world a better place.
To continue her legacy, we decided to open a non-profit here in the US; the non-profit will be responsible for all activities happening in Uganda; it will work with the non-profit established in Uganda and sponsor all projects.