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VICE VERSA GLOBAL

Vice Versa Global was founded in March 2021. We are a news and media platform founded by young African journalists and powered by Vice Versa of the Netherlands.

This platform is a response to the fact that young African journalists have taken the initiative to demonstrate their desire to be the creators and curators of their continent’s stories. As youthful African storytellers, we have encountered a superior African story to tell.

Our Ambition

Our ambition is to ignite a social movement of young people who will saturate the media and journalistic environment. By fostering youth engagement through media and journalism, we hope to bring a new and youthful viewpoint on issues so as to influence how media shapes the dominant cultural, social and political picture.

The art of storytelling has evolved greatly over time. Positive elements should be given due prominence in our storytelling. Journalism for social change is central to our purpose of bringing you the most compelling stories and inspiring action

By spotlighting the efforts and opinions of young people on a variety of vital issues, we seek to educate you about how young people think in order to utilize their unique perspectives to effect constructive and lasting change in our society.

Mission

Our Mission

Our mission is to spark and propagate positive change in our capacity through telling the untold, authentic positive stories.

Vision

Our Vision

Lead in the creation of a more equitable and just society through storytelling.

Our Core Values

Diversity and Inclusivity

It takes people with different ideas, strengths, interests and cultural backgrounds to succeed. In this context, we appreciate people’s differences through equitable storytelling by unearthing and valuing real and honest experiences beyond our own.

Integrity

By upholding the highest standards of integrity in all our actions, we promise to serve you in truth with clarity and unbiased information that promotes human dignity.

Accountability

We hold ourselves responsible for accomplishing our set goals of telling the genuine positive untold stories that are out there while at the same time attaining autonomy in our roles as individuals so as to strive for excellence.

Youth Oriented

As a platform headed and run by youth, we strive to cater to this neglected demographic by showcasing their accomplishments on all our platforms.

Partners we have Worked With

Journalism for Social Change Vice Versa Global, sparking and propagating positive change

Eunice Mwaura

Chief Editor

Eunice is the Chief Editor of Vice Versa Global and the host of Youth Canvas, a platform by the youth and for the youth. As the Founder of the platform, Eunice has a keen interest in youth advocacy, reporting, and documenting scalable developmental initiatives. Her mission for Vice Versa Global is to write objective truths and realities that can be relied upon to inform, educate, and challenge; by documenting stories on young people making strides to address social issues, and continue making it instrumental in influencing them to take the wheel of leadership, and making a change.

Cynthia Omondi

COMMUNICATIONS LEAD/ REPORTER

Cynthia is our Communications Lead from Kenya. She creates all communication strategies, directs and leads the dissemination of internal and external communications and outreach functions for Vice Versa Global. She is also an accomplished Journalist, Writer, and Videographer with published stories from all over Africa. She captures diverse stories from the continent, sourcing for authentic and untold human interest stories, and features them on various social media platforms. She is a Communication and Journalism graduate from Moi University and a Youth Advocate in Nairobi. In addition to reporting for Vice Versa Global, she is also the Videographer for Youth Canvas.

Pius Okore

Finance Executive/ Editor

Pius is our Chief Finance Officer from Kenya. He monitors transactions, including income and expenses and is equally responsible for budgeting as well as managing cash-flow statements. He is a Finance graduate with a passion for reading, which has grown his proficiency in revising materials for publications in periodicals and websites. Besides that, he has also worked as an Editor for the Youth Canvas and the Vice Versa Magazine. Pius has honed his skills in reviewing and deciding on material that will appeal the most to readers.

Brenda Nyambura ​

DIGITAL MARKETER/ JOURNALIST

Brenda Nyambura is our Digital Marketer and a certified Journalist from Kenya. She is also a Multimedia Producer and Presenter with a passion for doing youth-related content. Brenda is a Broadcast Journalism graduate from Multimedia University of Kenya and her love for media is accompanied by the strong sense of information distribution, an interest in people and current affairs. She has excellent social media marketing strategies, interviewing, video production and editing skills, all which carry great impact in enforcing change today. She aspires to learn from others and work closely with Vice Versa Global team in hopes of making a difference.

Pinkleen Oinokwesiga

PARTNERSHIP LEAD/ WRITER

Pinkleen Oinokwesiga, is our Partnership Lead and Journalist from Uganda. She is passionate about art, creativity and reporting social issues. She enjoys helping teams achieve and maximize their full potential as well as reaching their goals. Pinkleen narrates people's journeys through storytelling and documenting as she believes most of these stories are worth celebrating. Her career objective is to produce impactful and engaging stories that challenge stereotypes and promote dialogue.

Mark Williams Wasswa​

PhotoJournalist

Mark Williams is a professional Photojournalist, Visual Content Creator, and Video Editor based in Kampala Uganda. He creates and produces visual stories for Vice Versa Global, highlighting the achievements made by Africa’s youth through vlogs and documentaries that are published monthly on various social media platforms.

EVA NAKATO

COUNTRY COORDINATOR (UGANDA)/ HOST

Eva Nakato is our Country Coordinator from Uganda. She is also the host of the popular vlog series ‘Up-close with Eva Nakato.’ on our YouTube channel where she provides an in-depth interaction with leading game changers and inspiring individuals. From business and community leaders to peer influencers, Eva avails you with provocative and mind-blowing facts worth engaging with. She is also a regular columnist and Reporter for Vice Versa Magazine.

Emmanuel Mandebo

Reporter

Emmanuel Mandebo is a Ugandan Writer, Lawyer and Creative. He is also passionate about social change and development. As such, he combs through Africa for all the untold stories as a Reporter for Vice Versa Global. He also hosts The African Movie, a monthly vlog that celebrates African cinema with the rest of the world.

Michael Timonah

EVENT COORDINATOR/ PARNERSHIP LEAD.

Michael Timonah is our Partnership Lead and Event Coordinator from Kenya. He is also a Co-host to Vice Versa Global, Youth Canvas. Michael has served as the President of Tangaza University Students Executive Council, volunteered as the Youth Representative for the National Implementation Steering Committee of Alternative Justice Systems and was actively involved in organizing the first and second annual AJS Conference. He is a certified member of the Communication Bureau of the 21st Session, Kenya Model United Nations. He has participated in the establishment of Uniservitate Africa Hub, Student’s Service Learning Alliance through various events and workshops. He enjoys event organizing, social media and web content management.

Naana Yaa Boatemaa Asiedu

COUNTRY COORDINATOR (GHANA)

Naana is our Country Coordinator from Ghana. She is an Entrepreneur and Media professional with over 13 years of experience, working with The Multimedia Group and until recently as the Project Lead for the Joy Learning Project. She spent 13 years supporting the cause and the vision of the company by training young Journalists and Media Professionals, serving as a Channel Coordinator for Joy Prime and heading a team of young media professionals to start the all-new educational channel, Joy Learning TV. Naana hopes to raise the young generation of media practitioners who will spearhead this mission of #Journalismforsocialchange.

Stella Botchway

JOURNALIST

Stella is our Journalist from Ghana. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication with Journalism being her major, from the Ghana Institute of Journalism now UniMAC - IJ. Her production skills also speak loudly as she creates visually engaging graphics for news bulletins. Stella has excellent communication, writing and interpersonal skills all which compliment her daily work. She enjoys using her skills to create a level playground for all and making voices heard through her craft.

Mark Acheamplong

News Editor/ Communications Executive

Mark is our News Editor and Communications Executive from Ghana. He served as the News and Assignment Editor at Tv Africa - Ghana, for 9 years and is an exceptional Editor with a keen eye to detail. As a seasoned communications professional with more than 10 years of experience in the field, he has a proven track record of leading successful campaigns, creating compelling content, and editing successful stories from start to finish. Mark looks forward to championing the agenda of Africanism and changing the negative narratives of the continent.

Mary Awah

JOURNALIST

Mary is our Journalist from Ghana with a passion for Data Analysis and Storytelling. She supported the Multimedia Group launch their Educational Channel, Joy Learning. She also supported the Channel Manager and Coordinator engage students during the (Covid 19) pandemic, to participate in educational activities. Mary hopes to grow and become a multifaceted Data Journalist who stands for proper humanitarian action while serving as a role model for young boys and girls to pursue the profession of their dreams irrespective of their background, current status or geographical location.