Episode 146 Ritah Aliguma in Uganda: Sports Solving Problems in Communities

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Ritah is passionate about organizing and developing strategies that are deliverable with a deliberate thinking and design, enthused about the wholesome growth and development of young sports journalist and community empowerment. Ritah Aliguma is seen as one of the few exceptionally passionate sports personalities who joined sports journalism in 2010. In 2011, her enthusiasm was recognized when she was voted as the best young reporter in Uganda, subsequently becoming the first Ugandan to attend the International Sports Press Association(AIPS) young reporters program in 2011 Shenzhen University.

Ritah was later invited to attend the second young reporters program from which she was inducted as a Mentor in the Hong-Kong Sports Press Association young reporters program that takes place every year. The Hong-Kong sports reporters training camp is the leading young reporters program in Asia which brings together over 70 journalists from over 18 countries from across the globe, to help them transform to better and professional journalists. During this camp, they cover sporting events in China, Hong Kong and the prestigious Hong Kong Rugby Sevens. In 2014, she was appointed as the first female Vice president of the Uganda Sports Press Association (USPA) and served two terms in office. Uganda Sports Press Association (USPA) was founded in 1970 to bring together all sports journalists operating in Uganda. To date it is the most respected journalists’ organization in Uganda and the region, with close to 200 registered members and the brand USPA stands out.

Ritah is also founder of Aliguma Foundation a community based organization that implements projects that focus on empowering women and children through sports in one of the biggest slums in Kampala, Uganda. In 2017 Ritah started Rismile Events Company in a bid to strengthen her business portfolio and create more jobs for Ugandans with skills in decorating and events management. She is passionate about the girl child and media.

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