Projects’ Summaries

Disrupting HIV/AIDS Through Education and Economic Empowerment Among Refugees”

Location: Kiryandongo Refugee Settlement, Uganda
Project Start-End dates: 2020 to 2022 (Ongoing)
Source of funds: US Department of State’s Bureau of African Affairs, Mission Kampala, PEPFAR
Beneficiaries:6000 refugee youth and women

The project integrates three key factors that include; cultural dialogues, economic empowerment and HIV/AIDs information dissemination in local language and training Community Health Workers….

Youth Empowerment Scholarship (YES)

Location: Uganda’s refugee settlements and South Sudan’s IDPs camps
Project Start-End dates: 2018 to 2028 (Ongoing)
Source of funds: Personal donations – no major donor
# Of Beneficiaries: 10 orphaned and unaccompanied refugee children

Launched in 2018, Youth Empowerment Scholarship (YES) is a refugee educational program of the Young Adult Empowerment Initiative (YEI), that pays tuitions for unaccompanied South Sudanese refugee children in Uganda Settlements,who demonstrate academic excellence but cannot be in the classrooms due to lack of financial support. ….

COVID-19 awareness-raising and provision of PPEs among refugees in Kiryandongo Settlemen

Location: Kiryandongo refugee settlement, Uganda
Project Start-End dates: April 2020(Ongoing)
Source of funds: Small grants from a few donors
# Of Target Beneficiaries: 27000 refugees, refugees’ essential workers and community mobilisers

When the first COVID-19 case was confirmed in Uganda in March, there were fears and panics that it could have devastating effects on the refugees. Bweyale camp, in Kiryandongo is highly congested, …..

South Sudan’s Out of School Children (OoSC) Nationwide Mapping Exercise.

Location: Fangak and Ayod Counties, Jonglei State, Republic of South Suda
Project Start-End dates: Nov 2019 to Jan 2020 (Completed)
Source of funds: UNICEF, South Sudan program
# Of Target Beneficiaries: 6,973 out of the countrywide target of 2.2 million children.

The goal and specific objectives of the National OoSC mapping exercise include: 1) To gather demographic and related data to identifying profiles of OoSC, specific supply and demand side issues contributing to their exclusion,…..

Refugee women Empowerment for GBV Mitigation and become peace partners in

Location: Kiryandongo Refugee Settlement, Uganda.
Project Start-End dates: March to August 2019 (Completed)
Source of funds: Peace Direct.
# Of Target Beneficiaries: 7000 refugee women.

Our 2016 preliminary survey on GBV in four refugee settlements indicates that violence against women indeed poses imminent threats to their participation in peacebuilding efforts and communities initiatives.Over 70% of women and girls who participated in our surveys admitted being victims of GBV. ,…..

Intercultural Dialogue: Building a Shared South Sudan Identity.

Location: Rhino, BidiBidi, Kiryandongo Refugee Settlements and Kampala.
Project Start-End dates: 2019 to 2020 (Completed)
Source of funds: Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS) & NoSSCOUS.
# Of Target Beneficiaries: 2300 refugees.

With the support from Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, Young Adult Empowerment Initiative and other members of Network of South Sudan’s Civil Society in Uganda (NoSSCOU) had organized a series of public events on intercultural dialogues to bring different South Sudanese ,…..


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