“Called to serve” – Speech by HRH The Nnabagereka (Buganda Queen) Sylvia Nagginda Luswata at TEDxEuston

Posted April 23, 2013 by Ugandan Diaspora News Team in Culture ~ 12,625 views


“The Role of Culture in solving Africa’s Problems is the summation of the Story of My Life ~ An Ordinary Girl, who married a traditional King, the Kabaka of Buganda Kingdom, and became a Queen.” ~ HRH The Nnabagereka, Sylvia Nagginda Luswata

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.

Intro and Outro music by Kadialy Kouyate performed at TEDxEuston 2011. You can view the full performance here:

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