I’m Alex Asaba aged 26, a journalist working at Daily Monitor Publication. I’m a reporter based at Fort Portal office, Western Uganda. The five years of my work experience in Fort Portal, Kabarole district, I’ve worked, covered events and done several interviews with PLATFORM for the NEEDY (PLANE) on issues of children and women’s rights, land disputes, domestic violence and malaria prevention among other campaigns.
Unlike other organizations, PLANE is in the communities focusing on issues affecting the rural populace. I will never forget their campaign in the fight against malaria where they were sensitizing the rural communities and schools through drama performance(shows). These pulled crowds and to my experience, I witnessed people saying, “We thank BAHEMUKA drama of PLANE for teaching us to use the mosquito nets. Government had given us mosquito nets but we were not sensitized on how to utilize them”.
I will always work with PLANE because they tackle issues of vulnerable communities including women and children whose rights are violated.