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Fun Factory!

Fun Factory!

Hannington Bugingo shares his story about how, while COVID-19 is no laughing matter, comedy can spread messages of hope even in a pandemic.

COVIDHQ Editorial Squad

When Uganda was put under the first COVID-19 lockdown in 2020, Hannington Bugingo, Managing Director of the Fun Factory in Uganda, thought  that it would be a one month long close-and-open situation. As the days pulled by, they had to scale up and reinvent themselves during the 'new normal'.

Fun Factory began sharing COVID-19 awareness skits on their social media platforms to sensitize their audience about the seriousness of the virus and how to keep themselves and those around them safe. It was a disheartening time, so adding a touch of humor to their production was necessary to uplift the spirits of the people and keep them hopeful for a new dawn to come.