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Kampala, Uganda

Noreen Asekenye

Noreen Asekenye uses storytelling as a powerful driver for change. Through her nonprofit organization, Tell a Story Foundation, Noreen nurtures individual and community narratives and shares authentic stories told by real people to contribute to a humane world.

Tell a Story Foundation has documented stories of over 60 unsung community heroes in Uganda to remind us that ordinary people can do amazing things and that we can all be leaders. The foundation has connected over 100 people to join fireside storytelling sessions as a tool to share stories and build conversations around social issues that affect the community. A June 2022 fireside session raised $350 to support marginalized children in the Namutumba District of Uganda with school supplies and meals. Tell a Story Foundation has also used storytelling to raise autism awareness. Their autism-focused story sessions culminated in a charity walk that raised $300 to renovate a local school that supports learners with autism.

“I envision a world impacted by a shared love for each other

- Noreen Asekenye, Kampala, Uganda