VICTORIA NALONGO NAMUSISI VISITS PITTSBURGH, PA
SEPTEMBER & OCTOBER 2016
Victoria Nalongo Namusisi, Bright Kids Uganda Co-Founder and Director, was invited to Pittsburgh, PA to be the guest of honor at the Pulitzer prize winner Martha Rial Photo Exhibit, “In Uganda, a School to Call Home.” In November, 2015, Martha Rial traveled to Uganda to photograph the work Victoria and Medi Bugemebe are doing in their Uganda children’s homes. Her photos can be viewed at the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust’s 937 Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA. The exhibit runs from September 23, 2016 through November 13, 2016.
Victoria and several University of Pittsburgh GSPIA interns spoke at the photo exhibit’s Community Forum on September 29, 2016. They related many stories about the children Victoria and Medi help and many whose photos are part of the exhibit. Over one hundred guests attended the event and enjoyed the good food and wine while viewing the stunning photographs.
Victoria was kept busy speaking at many Pittsburgh area events. She appeared on KDKA TV “Pittsburgh Live” along with Martha Rial to discuss the photo exhibit. She spoke about the Bright Kids Uganda micro loans project on the Union Edge radio station. In addition she was invited to speak at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public and Internal Affairs (GSPIA) about her work with micro loans and sustainable development projects. Susan O’Rourke, Carlow University, sponsored a bike fundraiser to raise funds for a special education teacher at Noah’s Ark school. The Warren, Ohio Rotary Club invited Victoria to speak about the “Blessed Survivors” acid attack survivors micro loan project the Rotary Club is supporting. BKU USA also supported a fundraiser at Wigle Whiskey to support BKU children’s school fees.