Connectivity influences every aspect of our daily routine; searching for news, updating statuses on social media, checking emails, and even tasks as simple as making a phone call or receiving a text message. Yet 49% of the world population still lacks access to the internet as of 2017, according to ITU (International Telecommunications Union). Amongst these marginalised areas include the West Nile region in Uganda which hosts the world’s largest refugee camp, Bidi Bidi.
“Information is like medicine…” Peter Batali shares passionately in his introduction to me about how technology is improving the livelihood of refugees like himself living in Eden, a zone of Rhino Camp refugee settlement. “You can’t just rely on food alone to nurture” he continues. Continue reading “#ConnectivityMatters: How this refugee-lead initiative is brining connectivity to South Sudanese refugees in a Northern Uganda Refugee Settlement”
Social media is an excellent way to connect on a ‘personal’ level with audiences, hence why we’ve been using behind-the-scenes footage (those iPhone shots might not make final cut of our client’s films, but they’re great for vlogs) to introduce you to the work our clients do to support South Sudanese refugees in Northern Uganda, the people we meet and us – the DoGoodFilms team! Continue reading “DoGoodFilms vlog: Social Media and Behind the scenes of our Uganda film assignments”
We’ve wrapped up a week filming for NetHope documenting the projects they support and learning how providing connectivity helps empower South Sudanese refugees in Northern Uganda… Continue reading “DoGoodFilms vlog: It’s a wrap with NetHope!”
After what seemed like a never-ending journey from London to Entebbe via Nairobi, we finally arrived in Uganda last Sunday to begin an exciting mission of film assignments for NetHope, DRC, and MSF to document to work they’re doing supporting refugees from South Sudan in Northern Uganda. Continue reading “DoGoodFilms vlog: Arriving in Uganda May 2018”