Uganda: Kiryandongo Refugee Settlement Project
Kiryandongo Refugee Settlement Project Q3 2014 Report
February 16, 2015
Naku Charles Lwanga and Jonathan White
Summary of Activities
Second term school fees in all sponsored schools were paid. 4,393 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 48 students are graduating in this 5th intake.
New Medical and Non-medical Staff
New staffs medical and non medical staff was recruited under the collaboration of RMF, the Government of Uganda and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).
Expansion of Current Programs
Training of the community health promoters (VHTs) on disease surveillance and prevention came in handy at a time when there are outbreaks of epidemics in such as Ebola in West Africa.
Support for Schoolchildren
Second Term Begins
A total of 4,393 school children were supported for the second term of 2014, including Kenyan, Sudanese, Rwandan, Burundian, Ugandan IDP, and Congolese children/students.
More Productive Population
Because of the improved health care services that RMF/WCF has facilitated, the community is less sick and thus engages in more productive activities, especially farming.
Keeping More Children in School
The financial and scholastic support to schools has helped to keep a huge number of children in schools. This helped to reduce the number of children that would be loitering in the settlement.
Ambulance and motorcycles were given to RMF by UNHCR to facilitate its health implementation.
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