25 Oct 2018

Emmy Magezi: a multi-media specialist takes the participants through hands on experience in quality photography and videography

VISUAL STORY TELLING; what your organization ought to know

By Abet Tonny

Whether you are covering a news, implementing a donor project or eyeing your business reach the edge of the globe. There’s no doubt that documentation is a vital part. It is substantiated by the essential two functions of documentation: to make sure that your intervention requirements are fulfilled and to establish traceability with regard to what has been done, who has done it, and when it has been done.

Documentation must lay the foundation for quality, traceability, and history for both the individual document and for the intervention documentation. It is also extremely important that the documentation is well arranged, easy to read, and adequate.

GLOFORD held a visual story telling workshop. The event attracted participants from different radio stations, internal staff of GLOFORD Uganda and Ama Craddle for Development, the two days’ workshop served to animate the capacity of participants in documentation and reporting of interventions targeting wide range of audience.

A little more about GLOFORD:

Founded since 2009, GLOFORD Uganda is one of the fast growing local NGOs based in Lango sub-region envisioned by Morris Chris Ongom who is also the current CEO. GLOFORD now has influence spanning the entire Northern part of Uganda and Nation at large. The primary focus of the organization is to impact the youths with a number of her programs molded to benefit the young people in the sub-region, Uganda and the globe. GLOFORD partners with a number of local, national and international agencies to deliever excellent results for every project they implement.

GLOFORD has implemented at least eight (8) donor projects, a number of lives have been touched through their hearty interventions.

2nd day: Participants exercise the skills in splendid photography and videography

However, the quality of documenting and reporting the multiple success stories that GLOFORD has ushered still remained an impediment to hit one of their major goals, i.e., collaborating widely for global change.  Properly documenting and sharing stories is central to effective communication and wider collaboration. GLOFORD was determined to heighten the internal capacity in quality of documentation and reporting.

Amref Health Africa made this came into reality. On 14th and 15th August 2018, a donor partner of GLOFORD Uganda’s Health System Advocacy Partnership project came in to solve the problem.

Lillian Nakazi came from Amref Health Africa and Emmy Magezi was a multi-media specialist who partners with Amref. These two were the technical facilitators in this workshop.

According to Lillian; most organizations are doing activism and awareness and yet calling it advocacy. Advocacy requires a lot of insights and thoughtful engagements unlike activism. It is much easier to do activism but advocacy is the real avenue to sustainable change and it is no wonder very complicated to execute. Advocacy requires very good documentation (visuals) and neat reporting.

The participants were then taken through the hands-on session where they were taught the basics in photography and videography by Emmy, after which, Lillian the moved people through the step by step method of bringing on excellent success story.

A lot was shared and much taken up by the participants, be sure to consult us for more…………..

Participants pose for a polite photo at the end of two days’ training