Uganda: Kiryandongo Refugee Settlement Project

DIT Assessment Provides Support and Encouragement: March 16, 2017

March 31, 2017
Daniel Wakibi


Summary of Activities

Real Medicine Foundation’s Panyadoli Vocational Training Institute (PVTI) is registered with the Directorate of Industrial Training (DIT) in Nakawa, Uganda. This gives all of PVTI’s students the opportunity to be registered, assessed, and provided with certificates which facilitate further studies and employment at reputable businesses.

On March 16th, 2017, PVTI received DIT assessors from Nakawa, who arrived to assess the students during their exams.


Members of the Parliament of Uganda Visit Kiryandongo Refugee Settlement

March 16th, 2017, members of the Parliament of Uganda visited the town of Bweyale and Kiryandongo Refugee Settlement. The team was led by the Minister for Disaster Preparedness under the Office of the Prime Minister, who came to visit the areas that are hosting refugees. The primary objective was to identify the gaps, both within the settlement and the host community.


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Results &

Accomplishments

  • Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy

    Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy

    Exams and DIT Assessment

    Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy is one of Panyadoli Vocational Training Institute’s original, founding departments. During this DIT assessment, 17 students (100% of those registered for the exam) attended and completed the assessment exercise.

    Module entered for assessment:

    • Hair Braiding (Twisting, Threes, Pencil, Plaiting)
    • Hair Reformation (Retouch, Blow-out)
    • Weaving
  • Bricklaying and Concrete Practice

    Bricklaying and Concrete Practice

    Exams and DIT Assessment

    Bricklaying and Concrete Practice is a newer department at Panyadoli Vocational Training Institute, created with the help of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) South Sudan. 14 BCP students were registered for this DIT assessment exercise, and all of them (100%) attended and completed the exam.

    Module entered for assessment:

    • English Bond
    • Header Bond
    • Stretcher Bond
    • Flemish Bond
    • Trenches AND Foundations
  • Tailoring and Garment Cutting

    Tailoring and Garment Cutting

    Exams and DIT Assessment

    Tailoring and Garment Cutting is one of Panyadoli Vocational Training Institute’s original, founding departments. During the DIT assessment exercise, 16 TGC students (100% of those registered for the exam) attended and completed the assessment exercise.

    Module entered for assessment:

    • Full Dress
    • Pair of Shorts
    • Fish Skirt
    • Short Sleeved Shirt
    • Elastic Pajama
  • Carpentry and Joinery

    Carpentry and Joinery

    Exams and DIT Assessment

    Carpentry and Joinery is a newer department at Panyadoli Vocational Training Institute, created with the help of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) South Sudan. 12 Carpentry and Joinery students were registered for the DIT assessment exercise, and all of them (100%) attended and completed the assessment.

    Module entered for assessment:

    • Stool Wooden Bench
    • Office Chair
    • Bed Table
    • Roof
  • Tailoring and Garment Cutting

    DIT Recommendations

    Excitement and Encouragment

    The team was excited with the way we were doing the training and did their best to see that the exams were conducted smoothly. They also shared with us their recommendations:

    • In a bid to improve to our student’s knowledge base, we should provide textbooks so that they can do enough research.
    • Our mobilization strategy should be increased so that we have more young women in courses like carpentry.
    • We should expand on the number of courses to cater to other people who would not be interested in the ongoing exams.
    • Expand on the temporary shelters being used for classes in Bricklaying and Concrete Practice and Carpentry and Joinery.
  • Bricklaying and Concrete Practice

    Minister for Disaster Preparedness

    Members of Parliament Visit

    The minister informed us that they would receive a loan from World Bank, which is to be used to support both the host community and the refugees. The loan would help to bridge the gaps and also improve infrastructure within and outside the refugee settlement to reduce pressure on the existing infrastructure, that is the schools and hospitals.

    When he heard what RMF’s team is doing in the settlement, along with other development partners, the minister was happy and encouraged us to give more support for the services we are providing to people of concern.

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Background

& Objectives

Background

The Kiryandongo Refugee Settlement in Bweyale, Uganda, is a UNHCR managed refugee settlement that provides shelter, land, and support for more than 100,000 people. They are comprised of refugees from Kenya, DR Congo, Rwanda, Burundi, and South Sudan. RMF has partnered with UNHCR in supporting Kiryandango Refugee Settlement, the surrounding community of Bweyale, and the greater Kiryandongo District (an additional 266,197 people) with health care, education, and vocational training since 2008.


Objectives
  • To serve as a health care implementation partner with the UNHCR and Ugandan Government
  • To provide health care services to over 100,000 refugees and persons in the community via the Panyadoli Health Centres
  • To provide skills training for South Sudanese refugees to enable them to become self-reliant
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Numbers

Served

59 students

Among them, 25 were nationals and 34 were refugees of South Sudanese origin.
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