In Kampala, the surviving refugees from the Eastern DR-Congo in the aftermath of dreadful sexual violence, economic and war crimes are now seeking a brighter future for their children through computer coding skills. We help support these aspirations through a safe and friendly learning environment with laptops and tablets connected to Internet, e-books and extra services to ensure refugee children 7 - 17 and their guardians are given an equal chance to sustain their living conditions.
There are 54,700 urban refugees and asylum seekers in Kampala whose 25,172 from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). 44% of the urban refugee population is unemployed while 29% of the working age (18-59yrs) self-identifies as unemployed, although the reality may be higher if those with other skills are also unemployed. Consequently, many of their children are tempted away from their community to seek low paid jobs in city, and thus they are most exposed to child abuse and sexual exploitation.
With the aid of your cash donation and the in-kind contribution of 20+ laptops by Labdoo.org, we seek to evolve our already successful coding project through equipping children with the skills and practical tools to help realize their potential, and blossom into confident young adults. We also aim to promote extra activities such as beads art and craft, and liquid soap-making for guardians of children to ensure they increase the in households' incomes to sustain their living conditions.
We teach and encourage attending children to build apps, websites, games and interactive stories for local charities, schools, community-based organisations, private and public sectors. Meaningfully engaged, they will become self-esteemed, self-confident and a source of creativity, strength, and development of practical and logical problem-solving skills and filling gaps left by the local education system.