IEC2012 live – Flora Aling
iCatholic.ie interviews at IEC2012
Monday 11th – Friday 15th June 2012, 12.00 – 12.30 GMT
iCatholic.ie did five programmes at IEC2012 that were streamed live on the internet, Monday to Friday from 12 noon to 12.30pm. The interviews took place on the balcony of the Main Exhibition Hall in the RDS (also known as Hall 1). The programme format consisted of interviewing three guests interspersed with some Congress News. The guests were a cross‐section of the speakers at the Congress along with some of the chief organisers. The full workshops of most of our guests will also be available on iCatholic.ie
The interviews were conducted by Ms Brenda Drumm (working in a personal capacity) from the Catholic Communications Office (CCO) of the Irish Bishops Conference which is based in Maynooth. Brenda also hosts (again working in a personal capacity) her own radio programme on a local radio station (KFM) in Kildare. The camera crew consisted of Irish Dominicans and other Congress volunteers, headed up by Br Luuk Dominiek Jansen OP who designed the Congress app. One of the features of that app is that it takes Congress video content from iCatholic.ie
IEC2012 live programmes
To access all these videos, you view under author – www.iCatholic.ie/iec2012-live/
Flora Aling lives in a district called Gulu in northern Uganda. She works for an organisation called Youth Movers – Uganda (YOMU), one of Trócaire’s partners.
YOMU works with young people particularly child soldiers and other victims of Uganda’s conflict. The organisation helps these young people grow food to feed themselves and earn an income, provides training and works on HIV/AIDS prevention.
Flora experienced the war between the Lord’s Resistance Army and the government of Uganda for over 20 years. She lives and works with the community that was affected and is now recovering from the war.
Flora grew up in Uganda with her parents. She went to a Catholic girl’s school for her secondary/high school, studied in Makerere University for her bachelor’s degree which she did in Social Science and went to Uganda Martyrs University Nkozi for a Masters degree in Development studies.
Currently Flora is undertaking a post graduate Diploma in Monitoring and Evaluation from Uganda Management Institute Kampala a distance learning programme.