Receiving the award for the best television journalist 2011, children category
The MCT awards 2011 were held on 30th March 2012 at Diamond Jubilee hall in Dar es salaam, Tanzania, the President of United Republic of Tanzania Dr Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete was the guest of honour. The ceremony was braced with local entertainment and after a heavy dinner the awards were announced. You could feel the excitement and the joy in the room with alot of young journalists eager to win their first award to seal the long year of hard work and toil.
When time came and my name was announced as the winner for the documentary that I did on street children living in Ubungo bus terminal all I thought was my family watching me and just hoping some of the children living and working in the streets are peeping through a window to have a glimpse of the award just for them to know that as much as glamorous the award is but it is the platform were our leaders will hear of their struggle. I will always play my duty to inform the society till one day I walk in the streets and all I can see are children in school uniforms smiling as they pass me. I won the award but I should say we won the award. The fight is not over media is a powerful tool and I will never stop using it for the betterment of our Tanzanian, African and the whole wide world children.
You can watch the short version of the documentary on the documentary page on this blog. Asante