​​​​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

"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

Press Releases


Press Release for Victoria's Visit to Pittsburgh
September 24 through October 19, 2016

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

University of Pittsburgh News Service

September 19, 2013



Victoria Nalongo Namusisi, Bright Kids Uganda Co-Founder and Director, was invited to Pittsburgh, PA to be the guest of honor at the Pulitzer prize winner  Martha Rial Photo Exhibit, "In Uganda, a School to Call Home".  In November, 2015, Martha Rial  traveled to Uganda to photograph the work Victoria and Medi Bugemebe are doing in their Uganda children's homes.  Her photos can be viewed at the 937 Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA. The exhibit runs from September 23, 2016 through November 13, 2016.
      Victoria and several University of Pittsburgh GSPIA interns spoke at the photo exhibit's Community Forum on September 29, 2016. They related many stories about the children Victoria and Medi help and many whose photos are part of the exhibit. Over one hundred guests attended the event and enjoyed the good food and wine while viewing the stunning photographs. 

     Victoria was kept busy speaking at many Pittsburgh area events.  She appeared on KDKA TV "Pittsburgh Live" along with Martha Rial to discuss the photo exhibit. She spoke about the Bright Kids Uganda micro loans project on the Union Edge radio station. In addition she was invited to speak at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public and Internal Affairs (GSPIA) about her work with micro loans and sustainable development projects. Susan O'Rourke, Carlow University, sponsored a bike fundraiser to raise funds for a special education teacher at Noah's Ark school. The Warren, Ohio Rotary club invited Victoria to speak about the "Blessed Survivors" acid attack survivors micro loan project the Rotary Club is supporting.  BKU USA also supported a fundraiser at Wigle Whiskey to support BKU children's school fees. 

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.

Listen to the Full Podcast

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.

​Listen to the Full Podcast

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

by Jessi Hanson and Cynthia Caul
October 7, 2015