For years, Reach AHand foundation has held concerts, outreach programs and charity events, but last Friday was different as the organization premiered a new TV series, dubbed Kyaddala.
Kyaddala (It’s real) is a pan-African film shedding light on issues that affect youth on the continent, and the possible solutions; these include teenage pregnancy, teenage marriages, rape and HIV/Aids.
Reach A Hand aims to show parents and the rest of the world what really happens in Africa’s high schools and let them know how to help these teenagers.
Because of Nigeria’s superiority in the film and entertainment industry, Kyaddala’s producers and directors sought their assistance to make the show more entertaining to wider audiences.
“Kyaddala is a real conversation starter, tackling topics that people are afraid to have. This show will provoke important conversations on young people’s sexual and reproductive health challenges. Each of the eight episodes provides a unique opportunity to talk about issues that concern the protection of young people’s sexual reproductive health rights,” said Humphrey Nabimanya, the founder and team leader, Reach A Hand Uganda.
The show stars Harmony Kyomugisha (The Campus), Olumide Oworu from Nigeria (The Johnsons), Martha Kay, Kenyan Tevin Waiguru, Patrick Idringi, Eleanor and Mathew Nabwiso and Anita Fabiola, among others.
Kyaddala is shot on location at Hana Mixed International School. Kyaddala, whose premiere at Kingdom Kampala was a black and gold affair, will be airing on NBS TV starting this October. The colourful premiere had performances from Allan Tonix, Kenneth Mugabi and GeoSteady.