​​​​ASA Social Fund for Hidden Peoples

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

July 2016

Photo by Martha Rial & Pauline Greenlick

"Uganda"

​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

2015

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



2013

2014

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. 

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.

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

by Jessi Hanson and Cynthia Caul
October 7, 2015