Project #12446

Protect Vulnerable Refugee Children in Kampala

by People for Peace and Defence of Rights - DUPLICATE DO NOT USE
The new offices of PPDR
The new offices of PPDR


Dear donors and other people of good will.

Let me get this opportunity to humbly thank those who sacrificed their money to this project and to PPDR since 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 through donating to our projects on Global Giving.  The truth is that this project exists up to now through the sacrifice of some few people who believed that they have a call to help us. Many have been asked to help us in difficult situations but few have bravely come to our rescue, please dear donors wherever you are, we thank you and ask God to remember you in your dreams and desires. PPDR holds you in its profound thoughts. Thank so much.

The challenge we have is that since we started participating in the fundraising through Global Giving in 2009, we have not managed to qualify a project and this is serious problem for the sustainability of the organization and the project.


We have been informed about the good news of getting a new place for our children project and the offices for PPDR Uganda. We have been looking for the house to rent for the past 7 months.  The place will accommodate all the activities of the organization PPDR Uganda and also a primary school of four classes for the vulnerable refugee children and has the options to expand the offices. We have to pay a total amount of 500$ each month and we are requested to pay three months at once that means 1,500$ USA in three months.

New arrangement at PPDR if we get that building

English lessons for six months: This will target all children of migrants in Uganda from different countries where English is not spoken. This will help them to integrate the Uganda Education system well prepared: These are not from the poor people; these are those who can afford to pay for their education. We are thinking that these children will pay 2$ USA each month, that means that we shall get 12$ per child in six months. We think that in each six months we can enroll 80 children.

80X12 = 960$ USA in each six months X 2 = 1,920$ USA in a year

Primary education to refugee and migrant children from medium or low income: These will be enrolled in a primary school at PPDR from p1 to p4. They will be encouraged to 1$ per month. We hope to have 300 children each year: That is 1x300X12 = 3,600 $ USA

Refugee children unaccompanied minors and most vulnerable:  These will learn for free and still PPDR will look for ways to provide them food, shelter and medical care.


The place will provide also an opportunity for adults to enroll in the Functional Adults Literacy programme for those who don’t know to read and to write, English for Adults for migrants and refugees from countries where English is not used:

We hope to enroll 100 adults each six months: Each person will pay 3$ x 100 x 6x2 = 3,600$ per year

The place will also offer Computer Training:  Each three months we shall enroll 20 students and each student will pay 25 for three months, that means: 25 x20 = 500 x4 = 2,000$ per year

The place will also have public internet café and public secretarial services where people will be paying for these services. We can only see how much they generate at the end of each month. We also intend to have other small income activities like DSTV and Super Sport for sports games and betting, a small canteen and photo studio among others.  The place will be also used for conferences and trainings by other organizations and they will be required to pay some money.  The other category of people who will use this space are those in research and also an opportunity for those doing internship still all these people will be requested to pay some money.

In our view at PPDR we highly believe that the organization will be able to sustain financially its activities if it secures that place and this will help PPDR to be self- sustained than depending on donations.

The major question

Our major question is how to raise the money to pay for that office spaces and make sure that PPDR is now stable and embark on major activities for development. In this, we call upon every person to contribute what he/she can afford to our project on Global Giving so that it qualifies for this Open Challenge.

Just to remind everyone that what we need in this December 2012 is just 40 people contributing 5,000$ USA to this project, that means that each person has to donate 120$ USA. Then Global Giving will do the rest and with this we shall be sure that the offices will be paid and the activities will run without any financial problem for some years from January 2013.

We call upon everyone to donate generously.


The free outside the office for expansion
The free outside the office for expansion
The place where some vulnerable children live in.
The place where some vulnerable children live in.




This report covers the period from January to November 2012 and focuses on the informal education of refugee children in Kampala done by PPDR. It also clear to mention that the kind of education we give is informal and in this we intend to reduce the numbers of refugee children who fail to access and to integrate the Uganda Education System because they lack some few basic needs such as English, information about the schools and the lack of basic needs. This report is also made when there is no credible information about the true statistic on the numbers of refugee children in Kampala.

Area covered by this project

This project covers the areas of Kisenyi, Lubaga Road, Bakuli, Nakulabye, Old Kampala, Bulange, Kasubi, Lubiri, Kabusu, Mengo town, Katwe, Kibuye and Nsambya Kevin. According to our observation 7 refugee children out 10 (7/10) are not going to school because of various reasons which is project is currently solving.

Activities at PPDR Uganda

We conduct two classes from Monday –to Friday in the morning hours 8:30 am – 12pm. Children learn English, songs, History and Geography and sciences. They also end up the day with sports activities and other different games. Our classes take a period of ten (10) months composed of two levels, level one and level two which means 5 months in level one and 5 months in level two.


The enrollment is done twice in a year that is in January and in June. The total number of children in our center depends of the people who come, we don’t send anyone away. But our two classes cannot accommodate all children who come, the first class can only accommodate 30 children but they are now 56 and the second class can only accommodate 40 children but they are 26. If a child has come and he/she has nowhere to sit, he/she decides to remain at home.


Level One. Total number: 56 children

Girls: 33

Boys: 23

Level two. Total number: 26

Girls: 16

Boys: 10

Enrollment as per January 2012

Level one: 67

Level two: 83

Enrollment as per June

Level One: 16

Level Two: 20

Those who finished in June and before June were encouraged to now stay at home.

The total number of 41 refugee children finished in our level two in June this year. The majority of these children are now in different primary schools here in Kampala and those from the poor families are staying home.

Girls: 24

Boys: 17


This project helps an overage 70 refugee children in each six months to join primary school,

This project offers internship opportunity to two students each three months,

This project has helped many parents to solve the education problem to their children and therefore contributing to the development of the community,

This project has helped 134 refugees newly arriving to get shelter,

This project has helped 51 refugee children unaccompanied minors to be integrated in the community through connecting in host families.


This project has faced number of challenges each time and particularly this year, in some instances this projects has failed to protect all refugee children who need our protection, by not providing them with food, clothes, shelter and medical care.

This project has not yet managed to look into the situation of refugee young girls aged from 12 to 18 years to avoid early pregnancy which is affecting many refugee young girls, this project has witnessed powerlessly refugee young girls being sexually abused and defiled or impregnated.

This project has not yet managed to raise enough money for its continuity and to pay the teachers. This year alone only 150$ USA was used to pay the teachers. This has made number of teachers to run away from the programme and has greatly affected the learning culture of many pupils,

This project has not yet managed to pay the space rent bills, this year alone it has been closed twice by the landlord because we had not yet paid the rent bills, and this has greatly affected our programme.


Despite all these problems affecting this project, we have an opportunity to raise funds from Global Giving tree times in a year,

This project has an opportunity this month to secure enough space for the learning in a convenient environment at a cost 800$ per month,

This project is a great income generating activity for the whole organization and for its self- sustainability because children can be contributing just one (1) $ USA each month. The target for the next year is to ensure that we can have 300 refugee children in our center.

This project can in the future be looked at as a future primary school for all refugee children in Uganda,


The major threats facing this project are mainly the lack of money to pay the teachers and to pay for the rent of the space. If these two problems are not solve, this project might collapse and this will create a negative impact to the community.

Way forward

We call upon people of good will to continue supporting financially this project during our fundraising campaigns on Global Giving.

Accountability statement

From January to November 2012

Major source of income,

Donations through Global Giving

Month                                     Amount                      Expenditure

April 2012                              625$ USA                   450$ USA (paying the rent for one month and half and allowance of 100$ to the teachers, then 50$ for 10 benches.

September 2012                     600$USA                    It has not yet reached our accounts but will be mainly used to pay the house rent for two months (August and September).

Contributions from the pupils:

Each child is encouraged to pay 1$ per month

The little of 231 $ we collected this year was mainly used for operational costs (buying books 70$, chalk 30$, repairing the black boards 50$, cleaning 60$,  and 20$ which is still in our account.


Kulihoshi Musikami Pecos

Coordinator/ PPDR Uganda


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People for Peace and Defence of Rights - DUPLICATE DO NOT USE

Location: Kampala - Uganda
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People for Peace and Defence of Rights - DUPLICATE DO NOT USE
Project Leader:
Kulihoshi Musikami
Founder Member
Kampala, Kampala Uganda

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