Scarlett Chidgey (Uganda)

Scarlett Chidgey (Kinawataka Women Initiatives - KIWOI): Following an undergraduate degree in Journalism from Boston University, Scarlett worked as a communications manager for a science communications firm in Berkeley, CA. She then left to volunteer in Mongolia. Scarlett then served for five years as the Program and Communications Manager at the Alliance for International Women’s Rights (AIWR), an organization that supports women leaders and future leaders in developing countries. Prior to graduate school, Scarlett ran her own business as a communications and web consultant, managing projects and developing websites. Scarlett graduated from University of Denver’s Josef Korbel School of International Studies with an M.A. in International Studies and concentration on Gender, Human Rights, and Development. After her fellowship Scarlett wrote: “The [fellowship]… enriched my perspective by giving me solid experience and examples to further support my human rights and development philosophy. It also enhanced my understanding of how grassroots organizations can operate and the struggles they face."

A Brief Tour of Kinawataka

20 Aug

At least five days a week (sometimes six), I leave my comfortable home at the Red Chili Hideaway, don my helmet, and hop on board a boda boda (motorbike taxi) for an eight-minute ride to Kinawataka, the slum area where Kinawataka Women Initiatives (KIWOI) is based. Most days, I walk home with Josephine, my colleague at KIWOI, since she passes Red Chilli on her way home. One day, our walk home took about an hour longer than it should because I was inspired to take some photos of the people and places in Kinawataka, the community where I work. Please check out my Flickr set to see the entire series.










Posted By Scarlett Chidgey (Uganda)

Posted Aug 20th, 2011


  • Ssekanjako Craish

    August 21, 2011


    Yah’ This is the look of Kinawataka my area of residence. I think we need a lot of community work and volunteers to make Kinawataka a better place to live.
    Thank you Scarlett

  • Sue

    August 21, 2011


    These are great pictures, Scarlett! Much love from the States.

  • pegah

    August 21, 2011


    These photos are absolutely spectacular! I’ve created a collage of them and am using it as my desktop wallpaper. Thanks Scarlett!

  • Dina Buck

    August 21, 2011


    Amazing photography, Scarlett! I love getting a feel of where you are.

  • Nathaniel

    September 3, 2011


    Great, colorful photos Scarlett!! I can’t wait for the next gallery show in the States.

  • Amy

    September 5, 2011


    Oh my God. Those are really beautiful photos, Scarlett!

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