On behalf of the Urban Refugees team, we are thrilled to report that the Uganda Incubation Program is officially underway! With this project, our team is partnering with a group of Sudanese refugee women, who lead a community-based organization called the Sudanese Women for Peace and Development Association (SWPDA), which supports hundreds of Sudanese refugee women and children in Kampala.
Earlier in the summer, we were pleased to meet a representative from Global Giving, who traveled to Kampala to visit the site of our project, learn more about Urban Refugees incubations, and meet some of the SWPDA leaders.
Today, we are in the needs assessment phase of our collaboration, which is critical to help us design and tailor our agenda and upcoming training sessions according to the specific needs of the SWPDA community. The members of SWPDA are very excited about the incubation and have shown a great deal of commitment and dedication to the program. In particular, they are looking forward to gaining skills in fundraising, communication, and computer skills. The project is being led by our Project Manager, Jessica. (She is pictured above with some of the Sudanese refugee leaders we'll be wokring with.)
We are also pleased to report that the incubation project will expand at the end of September to include another organization led by South Sudanese refugees. We look forward to updating you as both of these projects continue to unfold.
As always, on behalf of the Urban Refugees team, thank you to each of our donors for your continued support of our work.
On behalf of the URBAN REFUGEES team, we are thrilled to share that our upcoming Uganda program--an incubation project in Kampala--is set to start next month! Following the Urban Refugees incubation model, our team will partner with refugee leaders to build their capacity to support their community; this time, we will be working with an organization led by Sudanese refugee women. The project team is ready to go, and our new project manager, Jessica, recently visited with the refugee leaders to discuss our upcoming partnership. We look forward to sharing more updates as our work gets underway! As always, we are deeply grateful for your support of our work--it would not be possible without you.
URBAN REFUGEES staff is deeply grateful to our donors for their continued support. The funds from this campaign mean so much to us, and will help our organization further our work, collaborating with refugees in cities to help rebuild their lives in sustainable ways. While the global refugee crisis continues to grow, the tide is beginning to shift: as international awareness grows of the critical role that refugee-led organizations can (and should) play in development efforts. Our work has never been more important than it is today.
URBAN REFUGEES' next incubation project will begin in Uganda this summer, building on the success of our pilot collaborations in Malaysia. We are in the final stages of planning for this next endeavor and look forward to launching soon. This work would not be possible without the support of our community of donors, and we look forward to sharing more updates with you all very soon. In the meantime, we invite you to visit our website for more.
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