Saturday, 23 November 2013


I'm grateful and delighted to receiving a UGANDA PRESS PHOTO AWARD 2013: HONORABLE MENTION in Story category. 
Organized by the Foreign Correspondents' Associations of Uganda, FCAU

Images from one of Kampala’s ubiquitous chapatti stands. The kiosks, which sell plain chapattis and rolexes (an omelet wrapped in a chapatti), are relied upon by many of the city’s population as a source of cheap, filling fast food.

Friday, 15 November 2013


Over the past few weeks, I've been working on a life changing project with Days for Girls Uganda . My role has been to document reproductive health and hygiene workshops and interview teenage girls about a sensitive issue that affects them personal, socially and financially: menstrual health. Many girls face social neglect and abuse and miss days of school on a monthly basis. Issues surrounding menstruation can affect their self-esteem and confidence. All of these factors increase their vulnerability.

The young ladies we've spoken with have given a long list of shocking, creative and affordable solution to managing their natural need. Unfortunately, 90% of these solutions are hazards to their bodies.

During interviews, it was very painful to sit behind my camera screen and listen to them share their experiences of pain and misery in soft insecure voices as if menstruation is forbidden.

Thankfully, Days for Girls offers a solution in the form of reusable menstrual pads. Please join hands with Days for Girl to raise awareness on reproductive health, hygiene and a dignified GIRL CHILD.