Sawa Talks Positive Change on Uganda’s Urban TV

Sawa Talks Positive Change on Uganda’s Urban TV

Sawa Youth Reporters, Sheila Ampumuza and Tito Mukiibi, and Program Coordinator, Irene Nduta, captivated viewers across Uganda when they were interviewed on Urban TV’s talk show, Perspectives. 

Perspectives engages youth across Uganda in relevant topics. For this particular show, three Sawa Youth Reporters shared how Sawa World fights extreme poverty by training vulnerable youth in impoverished countries to share the grassroots solutions of local leaders with surrounding communities through film. They also discussed the benefits of using social media to make a positive impact on local communities. 
 
Sheila and Tito told some of the Sawa Leaders’ inspiring stories - explaining how these dedicated individuals are working tirelessly to raise their communities out of extreme poverty using sustainable, grassroots methods with their own solutions. They explained how Sawa Leader, Olivia Damali Sserabira, has been helping impoverished girls with few prospects of employment to make a living out of weaving bags out of polythene paper; and John Mutamba has improved the lives of over 17,000 marginalized people by training them in using simple and ecological agricultural methods.
 
Irene went into more details about Sawa World’s model and its focus on success stories that can be replicated in surrounding communities. She maintained that Sawa Leaders need more visibility to show the world that there are a lot of great solutions coming from Uganda.
 
All in all the experience was a huge success and with great exposure for Sawa World among millions of Ugandans. In addition to getting great exposure for Sawa World, co-guest, Brian Mugisha, who has over 24 million followers on Facebook, offered to volunteer his services to help promote Sawa World’s efforts to end extreme poverty. 
 
 
Check out the latest inspiring videos of the Sawa Leaders!