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In 2008 BasicViews Foundation did a Chapter survey in Rwanda. We found two partners (YES Rwanda and DEV) and a lot of support by people and organisations. In 2009 a screening was organized, but the local team was not stable yet to continue on its own.
One of the important supporters in Kigali is Eric Kibera a local filmmaker. He is also director and initiator of the Rwandan International Film festival and has lots of experience in the business. So far Rwandan Chapter is still on hold. Joss Umuganwa is now preparing to get youngsters more active and publish about there activities.
Kampala is the capital and business centre of Uganda. There, some traders are employing young children to sell their goods for very little pay.
13-year old Ronald Ocheng is not anymore in school trying to secure his future. After the tragic death of his parents, caused by the war, he had to move down from Northern Uganda 400 km to Kampala. Now his relatives have posted him in the city to make money and sell biscuits for Ugsh 1,000 per packet. He only earns Ugsh 1,500 a day regardless of how many packets he sells.
Slum Cinema mobile reporting UGANDA 26/5/2011
By: Ismael Asiimwe Mustapha
On the Lubigi-Namugoona swamp, north west of Kampala, along the northern bypass, thousands of retired army officers and their wives are setting up a market. They have moved away from other markets, from where they had been previously evicted. They are constructing stalls at a high speed, getting ready to sell their products.
Zimbabwe is very content now they received Slum Cinema T-Shirts for their activities.
Ethel Kabwato in her mail: "Thanks so much for what you are doing to the Zimbabwe Chapter.
"I am confident that we will be able to resume our screenings soon. Let me work it out
and find out how best we can work it out. Is it possible for you to send us the logo of Slum Cinema online. I would like to recreate a Slum Cinema Zimbabwe blog? We might get space again at the US Public Affairs section for another screening in February."
Last year all digital equipment of the Kenyan Chapter Nairobi was stolen.
Still we don't know who was really behind this theft.
The impact of this brutal crime for the Chapter was big and it was also the reason of upholding all activities the end of 2011. After reorganizing the Chapter and responsibilities of the members, coordinator Mike Wamaya announced this week
new screenings in the slums coming month.
December 2011 three members of Slum Cinema Chapter Kampala travelled to the Kenya capital Nairobi for a week special training course mobile reporter for Slum Journal International.
The main goal was to train them as reporters for the regular contributions as local stringers and videoreporters from Uganda. Frey Wamala and Fathil Mohamed Okello were selected to become the unique local stringers for the online slum video journal.