Uganda: Kiryandongo Refugee Settlement Project
Kiryandongo Refugee Settlement Project Q1 2014 Report
April 16, 2014
Naku Charles Lwanga and Jonathan White
Visit from Dr. Martina Fuchs
Needs Assessment Conducted
RMF Uganda team hosted RMF CEO Dr. Martina Fuchs for a program and needs assessment visit for all Kiryandongo programs in February 2014.
3,103 Children Receive Aid
First installment of the school fees in all sponsored schools has been paid for the first term 2014.
Health Center Equipped for Influx of Refugees
RMF/WCF, the local government, and UNHCR equipped the health center with pharmaceuticals this reporting period. The last resupply was on January 15th, 2014.
Vocational Training Institute
Continued Financial Support
All the materials for first semester of his year 2014 were provided.
New Student Orientation
All the students who were admitted turned up to attend lessons, with a total number of 54 attending the first day of classes.
Tailoring Shop Meeting
Only a few of the 10 tailors’ businesses RMF was sponsoring were making reasonable profits and there were concerns about the reasons. A meeting was held with RMF staff, vocational instructors and the tailors to address the concerns.
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.
- 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