​GSMC C19 Stories of Hope

Despite the social and economic despair brought about by Covid 19 there have been incredible stories of hope, compassion, care & light. This project aims to showcase these Stories of Hope from Uganda & Kenya. Highlighting the resiliency & compassion throughout various communities that allowed for a lifeline for so many.

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Stories from Kenya and Uganda

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About the Project

Project Background & Partners
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Project Team
Training Content

Transforming Leadership for 21st Century Africa

The programme seeks to challenge your thinking and decision making by enhancing your leadership and communication styles, in both your personal and professional life.


​Projec​t Partners

There are several partners and activities under the AKDN Regional Eastern Africa Covid-19 Response Partnership funded by the European Union. The partners listed below are only those working directly with GSMC on the Stories of Hope sub-project. 

The Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN)

The Aga Khan Foundation (AKF), Aga Khan University (AKU) and Aga Khan Health Services (AKHS), as part the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), have been supporting human development in East Africa for over 100 years and in Mozambique since 1998. AKDN has over time closely collaborated with country- specific government health sectors to ensure improvement of health indicators through systems strengthening approaches that will continue to be evident in this and future collaborations. Our programmes are characterized by long-term commitment to the peoples and countries of the region and strong local and international partnerships.

The Aga Khan Foundation (AKF)​

AKF seeks to improve the quality of life, promote pluralism and enhance self-reliance in poor and marginalized communities. In East Africa, AKF works to enhance agriculture and food security, promote early childhood development and access to quality education, improve health and nutrition, advance economic inclusion and strengthen civil society. Across a range of national and local platforms and networks, AKF has invested in nearly 5,000 formal and informal CSOs, including Village Development Organisations (VDOs), Farmers Organisations and a myriad other civic group working on a vast array of issues. Among these are over 2,000 Community Based Savings Groups (CBSGs) in Tanzania, the Juntos! Civil Society platform established by AKF in Mozambique, and the disability platform in Uganda, reaching almost 200 membership organisations, and the Yetu initiative with over 700 CSOs in Kenya.

Stories of Hope​ 

The European Union in partnership with the Aga Khan Foundation, UK, funded the GSMC’s Covid 19 Stories of Hope Project. The project was run over a period of two and a half years and trained over 150 journalists across Kenya and Uganda. In order to strengthen media capacity and robustly train media around reporting on health and vaccines, eighteen journalists who were unable to find jobs or lost their jobs due to the Covid 19 pandemic were selected to develop their technical and practical reporting skills.