Friday, 19 April 2013

Her Royal Highness, The Nnabagereka (Queen) Sylvia Nagginda Luswata at TEDxEuston 2012 - "Called to serve"

She worked as a Research Consultant at the UN Headquarters, as a Proposal Writer with MAXIMUS Inc. , and as an independent consultant in public relations and business development. No ordinary woman, she is addressed rightfully as her Royal Highness, the Queen of Buganda. Yet, she has dedicated her office to making sure that the marginalized have access to the centre. The Nnabagereka supports an Education Fund that makes education accessible to the least advantaged children through a scholarship scheme. An advocate of equal opportunities in education, she has worked to ensure female participation in education.  She also established the Kampala Ballet and Modern Dance School, the first of its kind in Uganda. At the TEDxEuston 2012, she shares her story of challenging conventional wisdom while remaining a worthy custodian of her people's culture. And was the first time we had royalty on the TEDxEuston stage!

Watch her fascinating talk here!

Her Royal Highness, The Nnabagereka (Queen) Sylvia Nagginda Luswata is the wife of the King of Buganda, King Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II. She is a traditional and cultural leader of the people of Buganda, the largest Kingdom in Uganda occupying almost a quarter of the country, with a population exceeding 7 million people. The Nnabagereka’s main focus areas are early childhood care and development; education for girls; vocational training and employment for the youth; empowerment of women, health issues particularly regarding maternal health, the prevention and cure of childhood diseases, nutrition, and sexual reproductive health including the prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS. She has played a major role in sensitizing and mobilizing the general population on issues of education, health, poverty eradication, culture preservation, and has graciously supported and empowered marginalized groups of youth, women and persons with disabilities. She established the Nnabagereka Development Foundation (NDF) whose mandate is to contribute to uplifting the living standards of all people. In May 2008, the Nnabagereka was chosen by The Netherlands through the Royal Danish Embassy as one of the inspiring women in Uganda to be a torch bearer for the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), to promote (MDG3) which is about gender equality and women’s empowerment.

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