Joanita Keep Reaching For the Stars

I have written about Joanita Nakatte before. She was in my first class of 2018 and she has surpassed my expectations.

Joanita was hired at a newspaper prior to taking the training, however she was not being published or paid as she did not have a camera or know how to use one to take photos to accompany her articles.

Joanita Nakatte named one of the top 25 rising stars in her newspaper, Uganda

Joanita Nakatte named one of the top 25 rising stars in her newspaper, Uganda

Two days after completing her training, she went and showed her editor the camera and that she could operate it. He immediately put her on payroll and now she is not only getting paid and published a minimum of four times a week but she has just been named one of the top journalists in her company.

Cameras for Girls Uganda is all about training girls like Joanita in photography. We teach up-and-coming journalists or girls who are learning journalism the art of photography so they can earn an income, learn a new skill and change their lives and that of their communities.

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