Sister Jean B. Bingham, first counselor in the Primary general presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will be visiting the Africa Southeast Area at the invitation of the United Nations International Children’s Fund (UNICEF), a UN programme for humanitarian and developmental assistance to children and mothers around the world.
The visit by Sister Bingham will give her the opportunity to visit some of the humanitarian projects run by UNICEF in Uganda, one of more than 190 countries and territories where the UN agency works to overcome obstacles confronting children, including poverty, violence, disease and discrimination.
In her role as a general officer of the Church, Sister Bingham deals regularly with issues involving the safety and wellbeing of children. Her background as a nurse also makes her supportive of initiatives aimed improving children’s health.
Whilst visiting Uganda, Sister Bingham will also meet with the local leaders and members of the Church, and conduct some training. Her previous Church assignments include service in her local ward Young Women and Primary organizations, as well as time as a Seminary teacher.
She was born in Provo, Utah, and received a master's degree in education from Brigham Young University. Sister Bingham and her husband, Bruce, are parents of two daughters.