​​​​ASA Social Fund for Hidden Peoples

This video, photographed and produced by Pulitzer Prize winning photographer Martha Rial, ​​ documents the life and success of Medi Bugrmbe, Director of Great Kings and Queens Children's Center in Kampala Uganda.  This amazing video shows some of the work ASA strives to support.

Click here to view our campaign for the month of May and help us to honor  ASA President,  Dr. Louis A. Picard and his  work in Uganda.

"Medi Bugembe, From Streets to Success",  Martha Rial

ASA in the Media

Click on this link to read about our campaign to create an emergency fund:  https://tinyurl.com/y7mvfxcs

New water tanks are being installed at BKU!   The water tanks were purchased and installed thanks to a grant from Jewish Helping Hands.

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Indie Film Forum/PCTV, Discussion about "Unveiling the Scars", April 2018

Pauline Greenlick (ASA Treasurer/Producer, ASA Films) and Hanifa Nakiryowa (CERESAV) were interviewed by the Indie Film Forum to discuss the film "Unveiling the Scars". The episode aired Thursday April 12,19, 2018, 8:00 pm on PCTV Click video link


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

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. Listen to the Podcast

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. ​ Listen to the Full Podcast

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

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. Listen to the Podcast


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

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. Listen to the Podcast

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

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. Click Here to access the video

Photo exhibit displays daily life in Uganda: Pulitzer Prize winner brings new project to Pittsburgh, Read the article Point Park Globe, Carley Bonk, October 11, 2016

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

Bright Kids Uganda, Mt. Lebanon Magazine by Anne Caffee, July 2016

See photo. Photo credit: Martha Rial

The Union Edge, 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 Listen to the Full Podcast.


Victoria Nalongo Namusisi returns to GSPIA with an update on Bright Kids Uganda, by Jessi Hansen and Cynthia Caul, October 7, 2015

Mt. Lebanon couple, filmmaker help Uganda's orphans,Pittsburgh Post-Gazette,by Bob Podurgiel, February 5, 2015

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