ASA Social Fund for Hidden Peoples


ASA Social Fund for Hidden Peoples
Organization Overview – April 2020

2 minutes

“ASA Social Fund for Hidden Peoples Micro Loan Project” 
3 minutes, 17 seconds
ASA Social Fund for Hidden Peoples’ economic empowerment funding expanded its micro loan program to over 40 participants in Uganda. It has spread to three areas: Entebbe, Northern Uganda and Iganga. Hidden Peoples receiving the loans includes: LRA war victims, acid attack/gender violence survivors, orphans, people with disabilities, and albinos. The micro loan program has also expanded into providing funds for business training and training of trainers.

“One Person Can Make a Difference”
6 minutes, 54 seconds
One person can make a difference in the lives of many. And Gloria was one of them. She was born with disabilities and was adopted by Victoria Nalongo Namusisi when she was six years old. Victoria loved Gloria and took care of her special needs. She died unexpectedly when she was twelve years old. Victoria and her daughter Angel kept Gloria’s spirit alive by founding Noah’s Ark, a school for the disabled.

5 minutes,  35 seconds
This is the story about a survivor from the Lord’s Resistance Army (Joseph Kony) civil war in northern Uganda. Opio was just a young boy when his mother became ill while living in the IDPS camps and was killed by the rebel soldiers. Having no one to take care of him, Victoria Nalongo Namusisi from Bright Kids Uganda, rescued him from the IDPC camp and brought him to her Children’s Home in Entebbe. This changed his life. Now in his early 20’s, Opio has a diploma in hotel management and catering and has dreams of owning his own hotel.

“One Day in the Life of Eddy”
17 minutes
This video is about a brave and determined young boy named Eddy, one of 2 million Ugandans with a physical disability. Unable to use his lower legs, he crawls by curling his legs under his torso. Determined to get an education, he crawls for 45 minutes to get to school. Click the image above to see the video and learn more about Eddy. 
This documentary, produced by ASA’s Pauline Greenlick, has been selected for the New Faces New Voices film festival. The video is also an International Screenwriters’ Association / WriterDuet package winner.

4 minutes
Connie Amongi tells her story of what her life was like during the LRA, Joseph Kony, Civil War in Northern Uganda. Her parents were killed by the LRA rebels. In 2008, she was rescued by Victoria Nalongo Namusisi who is the Director of Bright Kids Uganda Children’s Home (BKU). At BKU Connie was provided shelter, clothing, food and most important an education. She is now a successful university student majoring in agriculture studies. She is very grateful for the educational support she has and still is receiving so she can continue her studies.

“Ronald’s Story”
4 minutes
Ronald Kasozi, Bright Kids Uganda student, tells his story how Victoria Nalongo Namusisi took him into her Bright Kids Uganda Children’s Home to give him a better life. He was born in the Sazi Islands, Lake Victoria. Most of his family has died from AIDS and his brothers and sisters are living with HIV/AIDS. Victoria rescued him and provided him with an education, shelter, food, clothing and support. He now tells his story of gratitude to BKU for his education. He will graduate from Pharmacy School and wants to pursue his studies to find a cure for AIDS.

“Maxi’s Kids”
18 minutes
This film is a thank you to E. Maxine Bruhns, Director of Nationality Rooms Program at the University of Pittsburgh. In the film, the ten children she is providing educational funds extend their thanks to Maxine.

“The Most Important Number is One”
37 minutes
A film about a young man, Ronald, who was rescued by Bright Kids Uganda during the Joseph Kony Lord’s Resistance Civil War in Northern Uganda. He survived but his family was murdered by the rebels. He returned back to the northern part of Uganda to visit his surviving extended family, and most importantly, to visit his mother’s grave.

“Jambo, Maxi’s Kids!”
18 minutes
October 12, 2017, E. Maxine Bruhns, University of Pittsburgh Nationality Rooms Director, invited her friends to say “Jambo” and send a video greeting to the 10 Bright Kids Uganda children Maxine is supporting. 

“Bright Kids Uganda”
8 minutes
A short film about Bright Kids Uganda for elementary and primary aged children

​”Under the Umbrella Tree”
1 hour, 17 minutes
A film about an amazing Uganda woman, Victoria Nalongo Namusisi. She is the co-founder and director of a children’s home “Bright Kids Uganda” located in Entebbe. This video, filmed in Uganda, profiles her life from poverty, to journalist, and then political life. In 2000, she witnessed the atrocities of the Joseph Kony War, extreme poverty, and the effects of HIV/AIds on thousands of Uganda children. She opened her home to these children and has saved hundreds of lives providing them with shelter, food, clothing, education and most of all love.

“Under the Umbrella Tree”
27 minutes
A shortened version of the film showcasing a University of Pittsburgh professor Dr. Louis Picard.

“Silver Francis Oonyu Interview” May 2019
21 minutes

“Living Beyond the Violence”
12 minutes
A short film about gender violence (acid attack) survivors and micro loans.

“Journey to Soroti, 2013”
1 hour, 10 minutes 

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