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”
Late … last … but definitely not least.
Sitting safely in our Soho post production den, it is time to recap our last assignment in Uganda. We closed our marathon with MSF, the legendary front line NGO providing medical services in emergencies all over the world. Continue reading “BIDIBIDI REFUGEE CAMP WITH MEDECINS SANS FRONTIERES”
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”
People with albinism around the world face multiple forms of discrimination and marginalisation, and this is particularly rampant in East Africa. Doreen Nawejje, founder of Albinism Crisis Outreach (ACO), and her colleagues (all strong, unapologetic badass women role models with Albinism themselves!) are working tirelessly to break the cycle of stigma by educating communities and people with albinism about how to protect themselves (mentally, physically and socially). Continue reading “13th June is International Albinism Awareness Day – Please lend your Support for ACO!”