On November 24th 2017, Ruth Ndyabahika - Founder and ED of Grace Villa received the following email:
Dear Ms Ruth Ndyabahika,
This is Zoe Leoudaki, Producer for Voice of America's Straight Talk Africa television show. I would like to invite you to participate as a studio guest in our live broadcast to Africa with host Shaka Ssali. The program is scheduled for Wednesday, November 29th 2017, 1:30 p.m.–2:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (1830 UTC) in Washington, D.C. The show’s topic is “African Women Transforming the Lives of Children.
VOA’s television shows to Africa are seen and heard in more than 150 radio and television stations in the Continent, and around the world and they are well respected by African leaders, heads of state, and experts on African issues.
Straight Talk Africa is VOA’s flagship program to Africa. It is a live, one-hour call in show simultaneously broadcast on radio, television, the internet and streamed live on Facebook. It focuses on news and current events, political developments, social, cultural, and media issues of interest to an African audience. Veteran journalist Shaka Ssali hosts the program. We were thrilled! We still are. The show was an unforgettable one, and is still receiving tremendous response to this day. We are very grateful to our distinguished host Ndugu Shaka, as well as he VOA team for having made this life altering event possible.
Here are some of the highlights in pictures, as well as video of the entire show.