Uganda: Kiryandongo Refugee Settlement Project
Kiryandongo Refugee Settlement Project Q2 2014 Report
February 16, 2015
Naku Charles Lwanga and Jonathan White
Summary of Activities
First term school fees in all sponsored schools were paid. 3,103 children and students were supported by RMF/WCF funding in nursery, primary, and secondary schools. RMF/WCF, local government and UNHCR equipped the health center with pharmaceuticals during this reporting period. Continued financial support and guidance for the RMF Tailoring and Hairdressing Vocational Training Institute; a total of 55 students were admitted for this 5th intake.
New Staff Help Oversee Projects
New staff (Nalwadda Juliet, Kasabira Christine, and Wakibi Daniel) were recruited for the RMF Kampala office, Buwate office, and Tororo office to help Charles to oversee the projects.
New Students Begin First Semester
55 new students started, 24 for Tailoring and 31 for Hairdressing, and started their first semester on 21st February 2014, which ends on 31st May, 2014, and second semester will begin on 4th July 2014.
Thanks to WCF/RMF
RMF staff salaries increased and staffs feel more motivated, thanks a lot to WCF/RMF for this considerations and thinking of our welfare.
Fencing the school edges to control late coming and escape from school by the pupils. Purchase of the fence seedlings and paying laborers who planted it.
World Refugee Day
Refugee Youths, Tomorrow’s Leaders
This day was celebrated by all the operating and implementing partners in Kiryandongo refugee settlement to remember / commemorate the day of refugees in the whole world.
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
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Jane Wangui is one of RMF’s longtime friends and employees, currently working at the Panyadoli Health Center. Her interactions with RMF over the years since escaping Kenya’s political violence have enabled her to become much more independent.
With her regular cleaning job she is now able to provide clothing, food, health, and school fees for her daughter.
She has also started some side businesses to help with the costs of living doing knitting, selling some beverages and food, making jewelry and now keeping poultry and goats.