Dr. Heidi Forbes Öste interviews Vivian Glyck, founder of Just Like My Child Foundation. She created the foundation in 2006 following the birth of her son, Zak.
Through the experience of a mother’s love for her child, Vivian woke up to realize the value of every human life. After learning about the horrific numbers of children dying from malaria and orphaned by the AIDS epidemic in Africa, Vivian was moved to make a difference.
Vivian is a recognized thought leader in global issues facing the health, education, and economic leadership of vulnerable adolescent girls and women around the world, beginning in Uganda, East Africa. Just Like My Child Foundation has documented success in increasing acceptance of human rights in developing communities and shifting harmful cultural practices that impede girls from continuing their education. The organization is focused on the Girl Power Project® and committed to empowering vulnerable adolescent girls to stay in school, avoid forced child marriage, pregnancy, and gender-based violence. Through a Clinton Global Initiative Commitment to Action and in support of Michelle Obama’s Let Girls Learn initiative, JLMC is working to reach 20,000 girls in central Uganda through 2021 and has begun the process of Going Global through programs in the United States and India.
An author and successful former marketing director for Deepak Chopra, Tony Robbins, and others, Vivian, a native New Yorker, currently lives in San Diego with her husband and son.
Facebook Page: @vivianglyck @justlikemychildfoundation
Twitter ID: @justlikemychild
Zack’s film: Why are kids in Ghana Happier than Americans?