This project seeks to offer specific orientation programs to 150 refugee children and prepare them to join the Universal Primary Education which was set up by the Uganda government. The project will offer information to refugee parents about the schools, Support refugee children who have no parents and connect them to schools, teach the English language to refugee children before they are taken to school and advocate for their social well being in Kampala.
Refugee children do not access the Universal Primary Education progamme which was introduced bu the Uganda government and because of the following reasons:
1. Lack of information about the schools and the way of accessing them
2. Language barrier because they cannot understand English
3. Different education system in which they are not used to from their countries
4. Lack of the basic necessities such as books, transport, food,
5. Unable to pay the little money of 7$ per month asked for
This project will help in the following areas:
1. Teaching them English first and adapt them to the Uganda education system before they join formal schools;
2. Offering them the basic needs which they don't have such as: Shoes, clothe and school uniforms, books, breakfast, lunch and transport;
3. Take them to hospital when they get sick;
4.Finishing to build up an informal classroom at our office where they gather for different programmes;
5. Offering shelter to unaccompanied minors
Providing education to refugee children will help them to cope up with the situation of trauma and make them focus on the future. This will make them contribute to the development of the communities where they are living.
This is concrete activity for refugee children for local integration in the communities where they live and this makes them to feel the ownership of the community. Beyond that it is for them an opportunity for personal development in all levels, intellectually, socially...
This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).
Link to PPDR's website
PPDR's children programme