​​​​ASA Social Fund for Hidden Peoples

"Bright Kids Uganda"
Mt. Lebanon Magazine
by Anne Caffee

July 2016

Photo by Martha Rial & Pauline Greenlick


​Carlow University Magazine

pg 9 - 19

​Winter 2014

The Union Edge,  The Labor Intensive featuring Hungarian Roma No Bad Kid May 30, 2017

For this week’s edition of The Labor Intensive, Rosemary Trump brings a whole host of friends. First we talk with Lynne Squilla and John Haer about the Battle of Homestead Foundation, an organization that preserves important historical labor events. They’re commemorating the 125th anniversary of their namesake by commissioning new art works, including a 70 minute musical about the battle.

Pauline Greenlick joins us from the ASA Social Fund for Hidden Peoples. She brings guests from No Bad Kids, a Hungarian organization with roots in Pittsburgh that works to educate and rehabilitate the “troubled and troubling” Roma children who struggle with their economic circumstances. Their CEO Andrea Gruber and Head of Intervention Monika Rozsa join us to explain what they do.​

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"Ugandan Community Leader Victoria Nalongo Namusisi to Lecture at Pitt"

University of Pittsburgh News Service

September 19, 2013



The Union Edge Podcast

June 16, 2016

Retired SEIU International Vice President Rosemary Trump, Teacher and activist Pauline Greenlick, and special guest Hanifa Nakiryowa joins us to talk about the amazing story of Hanifa, a survivor of an acid attack in Uganda.

To learn more about her story, check out the short documentary
Unveiling the Scars.

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World Affairs Report, Weekly Podcast & Radio Show

September 23, 2017

Dr. Louis Picard joined the World Affairs Report to discuss the fragile balance of foreign aid, security and diplomacy in Africa. 

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Photo exhibit displays daily life in Uganda: Pulitzer Prize winner brings new project to Pittsburgh

Point Park Globe
By: Carley Bonk
October 11, 2016

A Point Park Globe 
article reviews the Pulitzer Prize winner Martha Rial photography exhibit "In Uganda, A School to Call Home". The article "Photo Exhibit displays daily life in Uganda"  by Carley Bonk is about Martha's trip to Uganda and her impressions and most of all her photographs depicting life in the slums of Katwe and at the Bright Kids Uganda children's home. She profiles Medi Bugembe, Director of the Great Kings and Queens Children';s Center,  and Victoria Nalongo Namusisi, director of the Bright Kids Uganda Children's Home. Through her photographs she shows the life, challenges and hopes of the children who have been saved.

The Union Edge:  Education, Healthcare and Small Loans Empower the Poor in Uganda

​October 18, 2016

Victoria Nalongo Namusisi started an orphanage for the kids of Uganda in 2000, focusing on getting them regular meals, medical care and an education. Bright Kids Uganda aims to empower people – not just the children, but their families too. Victoria is joined by Pauline Greenlick of the ASA Social Fund for Hidden Peoples, and Rosemary Trump, labor activist and historian.

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​​​​​This week on The Labor Intensive with Charlie McCollester and Rosemary Trump, they invite Pauline Greenlick from the ASA Social Fund for Hidden People and Victoria Nalongo Namusisi the Director of Bright Kids Uganda on the program. Victoria talks to us about how the government in Uganda works in regards to protecting workers as well as how there is a serious fight for gender equality because many women rights disparities in their country. One of the other important topics she beings up is how acid attacks are being used on many women and how after these attacks which are often left without justice, they are also not considered to be disabled, even though they are clearly disabled by these attacks.

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"​Victoria Nalongo Namusisi returns to GSPIA with an update on Bright Kids Uganda"

by Jessi Hanson and Cynthia Caul
October 7, 2015

"Rescuing the Treasures of the Pearl"
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
by Martha Rial
September 18, 2016

KDKA/CBS TV “Live Pittsburgh” show on Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Click here to access the TV interview.

Martha Rial, Pulitzer Prize photographer and Victoria Nalongo Namusisi, Bright Kids Uganda Director, discuss the Martha Rial photo exhibit “In Uganda, A school to call Home” held at the 937 Gallery, 937 Liberty Ave, Pittsburgh PA. The feature story is the Community Forum which was held at the Gallery on Thursday, September 29, 2016.

Bright Kids Uganda Fundraising Event at Wigle Whiskey's Barrelhouse 

​Bright Kids Uganda USA board sponsored a fundraiser at the Wigle Whiskey, Pittsburgh, PA on October 13, 2016.  All proceeds go towards the school fees and sponsorship of the children residing in the Bright Kids Uganda children's home.  Victoria Nalongo Namusisi, Bright Kids Uganda co-founder and director, traveled from Uganda to attend this event.
Watch the YouTube video below!

"Mt. Lebanon couple, filmmaker help Uganda's orphans"

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette   
by Bob Podurgiel

February 5, 2015

ASA in the Media


The Union Edge,  The Labor Intensive: Bright Kids Uganda – Fighting For Women’s Rights
October 10, 2017