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Slum Cinema report for African Slum Journal (ASJ) is a series of video reports about issues that matter in slum communities. These reports are produced by so called Community Media Houses. These organization is deeply rooted in the slum. The recruits and trains young people in film making and editing.
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.
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.
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.