Rising from the Ash

Pham Thu Hang, Vietnam

Inspired by the stories of the residents of the Nakivale refugee camp, Hang spent her residency documenting life. She focused her residency project on a beekeeper originally from Burundi, but now in the Nakivale refugee camp as a scholar in the OPPORTUNIGEE social entrepreneurship hub. She filmed him for three weeks and plans to make a short documentary about his life.

Hang was hosted by SINA, Uganda

The Social Innovation Academy (SINA) educates former orphans, street children, refugees and other disadvantaged youth in Uganda to become job creators and social entrepreneurs with the ability to turn challenges into solutions. Their approach is holistic and they find creative ways of eliciting the entrepreneurial spirit, including using films as a teaching tool. SINA has replicated its model with “OPPORTUNIGEE”, the world’s first self-organized social entrepreneurship hub within a refugee settlement.