Solar Power for Refugees in Bidibidi, Uganda

by John Paul II Justice and Peace Centre (JPIIJPC)
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Solar Power for Refugees in Bidibidi, Uganda
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Solar Power for Refugees in Bidibidi, Uganda
Solar Power for Refugees in Bidibidi, Uganda
Solar Power for Refugees in Bidibidi, Uganda
Solar Power for Refugees in Bidibidi, Uganda
Solar Power for Refugees in Bidibidi, Uganda
Solar Power for Refugees in Bidibidi, Uganda
Solar Power for Refugees in Bidibidi, Uganda
Solar Power for Refugees in Bidibidi, Uganda
Solar Power for Refugees in Bidibidi, Uganda
Solar Power for Refugees in Bidibidi, Uganda
Solar Power for Refugees in Bidibidi, Uganda
Solar Power for Refugees in Bidibidi, Uganda
Solar Power for Refugees in Bidibidi, Uganda
Solar Power for Refugees in Bidibidi, Uganda
Solar Power for Refugees in Bidibidi, Uganda
Solar Power for Refugees in Bidibidi, Uganda
Solar Power for Refugees in Bidibidi, Uganda
Solar Power for Refugees in Bidibidi, Uganda
Solar Power for Refugees in Bidibidi, Uganda
Solar Power for Refugees in Bidibidi, Uganda
Solar Power for Refugees in Bidibidi, Uganda
Solar Power for Refugees in Bidibidi, Uganda
Solar Power for Refugees in Bidibidi, Uganda
Solar Power for Refugees in Bidibidi, Uganda
Solar Power for Refugees in Bidibidi, Uganda
Solar Power for Refugees in Bidibidi, Uganda
Solar Power for Refugees in Bidibidi, Uganda
Solar Power for Refugees in Bidibidi, Uganda
Solar Power for Refugees in Bidibidi, Uganda
Solar Power for Refugees in Bidibidi, Uganda
Solar Power for Refugees in Bidibidi, Uganda
Solar Power for Refugees in Bidibidi, Uganda
Solar Power for Refugees in Bidibidi, Uganda
Solar Power for Refugees in Bidibidi, Uganda
Solar Power for Refugees in Bidibidi, Uganda
Solar Power for Refugees in Bidibidi, Uganda
Solar Power for Refugees in Bidibidi, Uganda
Solar Power for Refugees in Bidibidi, Uganda
Solar Power for Refugees in Bidibidi, Uganda
Solar Power for Refugees in Bidibidi, Uganda
Solar Power for Refugees in Bidibidi, Uganda
Solar Power for Refugees in Bidibidi, Uganda
Solar Power for Refugees in Bidibidi, Uganda
Solar Power for Refugees in Bidibidi, Uganda
Solar Power for Refugees in Bidibidi, Uganda
Solar Power for Refugees in Bidibidi, Uganda
Solar Power for Refugees in Bidibidi, Uganda
Solar Power for Refugees in Bidibidi, Uganda
Solar Power for Refugees in Bidibidi, Uganda
Solar Power for Refugees in Bidibidi, Uganda
Solar Power for Refugees in Bidibidi, Uganda
Solar Power for Refugees in Bidibidi, Uganda
Solar Power for Refugees in Bidibidi, Uganda
Solar Power for Refugees in Bidibidi, Uganda
Solar Power for Refugees in Bidibidi, Uganda
Solar Power for Refugees in Bidibidi, Uganda
Solar Power for Refugees in Bidibidi, Uganda
Solar Power for Refugees in Bidibidi, Uganda
Solar Power for Refugees in Bidibidi, Uganda
Solar Power for Refugees in Bidibidi, Uganda
Solar Power for Refugees in Bidibidi, Uganda
Solar Power for Refugees in Bidibidi, Uganda
Solar Power for Refugees in Bidibidi, Uganda
Solar Power for Refugees in Bidibidi, Uganda
Solar Power for Refugees in Bidibidi, Uganda
Solar Power for Refugees in Bidibidi, Uganda
Solar Power for Refugees in Bidibidi, Uganda
Solar Power for Refugees in Bidibidi, Uganda
Solar Power for Refugees in Bidibidi, Uganda
Solar Power for Refugees in Bidibidi, Uganda

Project Report | Dec 28, 2023
OUR SOLAR FOR PEACE PROGRAM ACHIEVES A MILESTONE

By Fr. Ted Osuala cmf | Project Director

Inspection of solar panel installations
Inspection of solar panel installations

The maxim, a journey of a thousand miles begins with a step, cannot be truer indeed. More than two years ago when we floated the idea of providing solar energy for critical infrastructures – Health Centres (4), Schools for ICT (4), and Business Hubs (4) – at Bidibidi Refugee Settlement, it sounded like a bogus idea with a scaring budget. After about 2 years, we can proudly announce the solar powering of 4 Health Centres at Bidibidi – Twajiji, Igamara, Bolomoni and Yoyo Health Centres.

With the redesigning of the project concept, the solar energy installations came with added components – provision of basic ICTs in the Health Centres (Laptops, printers and WIFI Internet) which were followed up with training of health personnel on basic maintenance of these devices and leveraging on these to ensure improvement in the health data capturing and the overall improvement of the health services they provide to the refugees and host community.

With the successful finishing of the first segment the project targeting on health, JPIIJPC has shifted its focus on the education segment and has already finished constructing a computer lab at Twajiji Hope Primary School which is awaiting the installation of the solar energy and the computers for computer instruction in the school. That notwithstanding, the request by one of our partners to attend to the only remaining Health Centre still suffering from lack of sufficient power is still being considered. It is a thing of joy that right from the floating of the idea, under the auspices of UNHCR, a total of 14 Health Centres have been solar-powered, namely, Bidibidi Health Centre III, Iyete Health Centre III, Twajiji Health Centre III, Koro Health Centre III, Yayari Health Centre III, Swinga Health Centre III, Jomorogo Health Centre III, Luzira Health Centre III, Kombge Health Centre III, Yoyo Health Centre III, Bangatuti Health Centre III, Igamara Health Centre III, Bolomoni Health Centre III, Yangani Health Centre III, remaining just Okubani Health Centre III.

We are quite grateful to our regulating partners – UNHCR and OPM – who have been very encouraging in JPIIJPC efforts to improve the lives of the refugees and host community under our SOLAR FOR PEACE PROJECT. We are equally grateful to IRC and FINN Church Aid of the health and educational sector respectively who have been working closely with JPIIJPC in this noble project. We cannot wait to launch the first school to be solar powered and furnished with computer classroom where the pupils will be taking their first steps towards digital empowerment to make them competitive with their peers elsewhere notwithstanding the harsh realities of the conflict they have undergone.

We are quite grateful to GlobalGiving for hosting us in their portal. Due to the busy schedule at the Centre, we have not succeeded in devoting more personnel to publicise our success stories in the different social media platforms. We are appealing for volunteers in this regard so that more people will support JPIIJPC SOLAR FOR PEACE project at Bidibidi Refugee Settlement.

We express our sincere gratitude to the Catholic Bishop of Arua diocese and our corporate partners from Spain who have given a substantial push to this project. By the next report we are confident that the computer literacy program would have taken off at Bidibidi Refugee Settlement.

Signing the project completion and handover
Signing the project completion and handover
Solar energy installation at Yoyo Health Centre
Solar energy installation at Yoyo Health Centre
Newly installed solar panels
Newly installed solar panels
Solar tech guy explains the system operation
Solar tech guy explains the system operation
Handover meeting with Staff and Health Committee
Handover meeting with Staff and Health Committee
Handing over of ICT resources
Handing over of ICT resources
Handing over of ICT resources
Handing over of ICT resources
Handing over of ICT resources
Handing over of ICT resources
Training on care of Laptop and data capturing
Training on care of Laptop and data capturing
Group photograph of Health personnel & instructors
Group photograph of Health personnel & instructors
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Aug 29, 2023
4th Health Centre to be Solar-powered

By Fr. Ted Osuala cmf | Project leader

May 4, 2023
3rd Health Centre Solar-powered

By Ted Osuala cmf | Project leader

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John Paul II Justice and Peace Centre (JPIIJPC)

Location: Kampala., Central - Uganda
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Project Leader:
Thaddeus Osuala
Kampala. , Central Uganda
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