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VOLUNTEERS MOVEMENT FOR HUMANITARIAN RESCUE

The Volunteers Movement for Humanitarian Rescue (VMHR) is a refugee-led organization born in 2019, based in Kakuma Northwestern Turkana County, Kenya-East Africa. VMHR works towards building sustainable development for refugees, displaced people, and vulnerable people of the host communities. The purpose of VMHR is to promote social welfare, Health and well-being, education, agriculture, environment and nature preservation, poverty alleviation, and sexual education for disadvantaged people. Our Mission: To empower and promote active participation of refugees, displaced and vulnerable people of the host communities towards a better future. Our Vision: To build a dignified and self-reliant society with equal opportunities. Activities: Our core programs focus on promoting social welfare, Health and well-being, education, agriculture, environment and nature preservation, poverty alleviation, and sexual education. Core values: • Respect for human dignity • Social Justice • Inclusion • Compassion • Cooperation • Gender inclusivity • Transparency Our principals: • Humanity: VMHR will work without discrimination and with respect for human rights. • Impartiality: VMHR treats people equally without regard to national or ethnic origins, gender, or religious or political beliefs. • Independence: VMHR acts independently and is free from any influence of political parties, the military, or any other groups. • Networking: VMHR links with the government and other agencies to meet the organization’s objectives. • Non-violence: VMHR is committed to nonviolence and discourages any form of violence in any situation. • Voluntary service: The VMHR is a voluntary movement not prompted in any manner desire for individual gain.

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VISION ART AND MUSIC FOR YOUTH-VAMY

STRONG UNITY FOR REFUGEE EMPOWERMENT-SURE is a previously known as VISION ART AND MUSIC FOR YOUTH is a remarkable registered Refugee-led community based organization that was founded by a group of refugee youths on 2018, In the western part of Kenya Turkana county, specifically in the Kakuma Refugee Camp . the organization is committed to advancing the holistic development of children and youths, Through our dedicated efforts, we prepare them for active participation in the global community .this organization has successfully implemented several impactful projects, each designed to address specific needs and create lasting positive change within the community. The organization remains committed to equipping individuals of all ages with Education, food security, climate change and Digital Skills, fostering their empowerment in the contemporary landscape. Our track record is marked by the implementation of impactful projects, strategically tailored to meet distinct community needs, thereby fostering enduring and constructive transformations SURE works to support childhood education,and to train the youths on playing Musical instruments, cultural to enhance their talents and improve their lives standards. To meet our desire of continuing serving displaced people from different background into programs for them to become economically self- sufficient. We also dealing with , psycho-social intervention, Art, Creativity, vocational trainings . Aimed at providing strategies that help them develop the emotional, social and cognitive skills needed to become lifelong learners and improve their living standard.

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Abraham's Oasis

Abraham's Oasis is a grassroots, local NGO based in Tigray, Ethiopia. We are officially registered with the Regional Bureau of Justice Re. Nr. 53/2015) Our mission is to create sustainable opportunities for the marginalized and vulnerable children, women and their communities. We currently have the following areas of intervention (some areas have increased due to the aftermath of the war 2020 - 2022) 1. Economic Empowerment of female headed households. We train them, give cash support and extensive follow-up for 1 year. This project has become the backbone of our organization. 2. Community Care A. Displaced people, we have a presence in one site for the displaced people where we assist in general protection, child protection and run a safe space for women and girls. We are working on encouraging this community to get back on their feet and start small scale income generating activities. B. Post-conflict community rehabilitation We work in several community where we assist families in the recovery from war through cash assistance for repair of damaged houses, replacement of looted items and livestock. C. Baby formula support for babies whose mothers have died in child birth or the mother can't breastfeed the baby due to stress or other issues. 3. Residential Care A. Permanent Residential Care for abandoned babies; holistic services till the child has finished Education to their highest potential. The Services includes Family Tracing, Re-unification and domestic adoption. B. Safe house for women. 3 months holistic care service for SGBV survivors. We provide counselling, Economic empowerment and parenting skills training as well as individual, group counselling crafts & art sessions. C. Safe house for children: 3 months holistic service for children in need of temporary care and counselling. The children return to their (extended) families.

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The Symphonies

The symphonies are a refugee led organization that provide opportunities both refugees and host young people and children to develop through music and performing arts across South Africa. Open to all styles and performing arts. We work with children and youth harnessing the power of music, poetry, and artistic work, to bridge social, geographical, and cultural divides, creating a platform for intercultural dialogue and acceptance with a vast array of activities. Our vision: Using creative expression to hone young people ability to communicate, acquire cultural literacy, gain industry knowledge, and most importantly is to develop their voices as community leaders. Our Mission: Gives lived experienced people the opportunity to articulate their experiences and express their creativity through fine arts instruction and performing arts. Our Programs: The program & Projects provides musical and performing arts opportunities for young people to cross borders and interact around the globe. Each project has a unique focus on diversity and empowerment, creating cultural understanding and acceptance through music and arts. Reflecting migrants' long history as trendsetting music hub which offers a variety of music that take advantage of young people's love for of hip-hop and R & B to engage them in marketable skill-building activities. Music Program includes. . Studio recording and engineering. . Radio and Club Djing . Microphone skills and vocal coaching . Music and Lyrical Composition . Beginning and advanced Piano On the third Fridays of every month at " Free style Friday" youth rappers, gospel singers, dancers, poets, and musicians come together " clean and conscious, because we build our community up, not down" to make music and share their talents.

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Sudan Campaign

On the 15th April 2023, violence broke out in Sudan’s capital Khartoum between the country’s army and a paramilitary group called the Rapid Support Forces. One year on, and the situation has continued to escalate across the country including the Darfur region, causing unprecedented levels of displacement across the region. A reported 5.9 million people have been internally displaced and over 1.4 million refugees have fled to neighbouring countries including South Sudan, Chad, Kenya and Uganda. Over half the population - 25 million people - are in need of humanitarian assistance, and 17.7 million are facing severe food insecurity. Refugee leaders and organisations are playing a critical role in supporting their communities as the situation continues to unfold across the country. These groups are particularly vulnerable and need support urgently. We have partnered with a number of refugee-led organisations who are working on the ground to help people fleeing the violence, including I CAN SOUTH SUDAN, and Hope Relief and Rehabilitation for Disabilities Support (HRRDS) who are providing emergency support when it’s needed most. I CAN SOUTH SUDAN, an organisation based in South Sudan and Uganda, have been working in Gorom Refugee Camp on the outskirts of Juba. They have been providing clothes, food, water, shelter and other basic needs at reception centers which are being set up to receive new arrivals. They are developing a programme of activities and creating safe spaces for children within the camp. Beyond meeting people’s immediate needs, they will offering legal support and child protection services to those in need. HRRDS are supporting displaced people in the Nuba Mountains in Sudan, providing food items, blankets, tents & dignity kits for the women and young girls who have been displaced to that region.  Your money will help these organisations provide safety and important supplies to those in need.   DONATE TODAY    

Raised: £ 35,794

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Basic Education

Five refugee-led organisations (RLOs) are transforming their communities by delivering formal education initiatives to refugee children. The schools run by the RLOs, are providing over 2,071 children with unique and quality education opportunities that can help them build better futures. At a global level, UNHCR estimate that half of the 3.5 million refugee children of primary school age do not go to school. This can have severe developmental and psychosocial impact on these young people on top of their experiences of being forcibly displaced. Formal education systems in refugee-hosting countries often cannot meet the demands, as well as there being multiple barriers for refugees enrolling in schools. RLOs are playing a vital role in closing these gaps, however their expertise in delivering formal education is not always formally recognised. Refugee-led organisations are working to ensure that the next generation of children can build better futures for themselves. They want to build more classrooms, ensure teachers are trained properly, and ensure that children can access learning in safe spaces that nurture and protect them. These organisations are coming together despite these challenges to serve their communities meaningfully. Find out more about the progress they’ve made below and read their stories of collective change. The more support they receive, the more they will be able to improve the quality of the learning experience and enroll more children in their schools. Be part of the change and donate today.

Raised: £ 34,169

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Jul 17, 2024

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P4T Students meet the ECW Student Project team from CIYOTA In the heart of Kyangwali Refugee Settlement, the dream of continuous education was slipping away for many children. Year after year, we watched with frustration and helplessness as our primary school graduates faced an insurmountable barrier: the lack of accessible secondary school. With most secondary schools located 100 kilometers away (in Hoima Town) and financial constraints rendering this option unfeasible, many of our promising young minds were left with no choice but to abandon their educational pursuits.   The consequences of this educational void were devastating. The absence of secondary education opportunities led to a surge in dropout rates, resulting in child marriages, drug and alcohol abuse, unemployment, prostitution, poverty, and general hardship. These outcomes not only shattered individual dreams but also perpetuated a cycle of poverty and vulnerability within the community. Determined to change this narrative, we made the bold decision to start a secondary school within the settlement. However, the path to this vision was fraught with challenges. With no funding for staff salaries, teaching materials, or proper infrastructure, we had to think creatively and act decisively. As Planning for Tomorrow Youth Organisation (P4T), a Refugee Led Organisation in Kyangwali Refugee Settlement, we are committed to providing holistic education in Pre-Primary, Primary, and Secondary schools. Currently, our 45 dedicated staff members educate 826 refugee children, including 115 students in the Secondary School. P4T Secondary School is the third Secondary School in Kyangwali Refugee Settlement. However, with over 15 feeder primary schools, access to secondary education remains severely limited. P4T Students take a group photo with visitors from School for Life   In an effort to provide an aspect of secondary education, we partitioned our martial arts training room into makeshift classrooms. This temporary solution allowed us to start with two secondary school classes, but the conditions were far from ideal. The lack of proper teaching and learning materials, coupled with the absence of dedicated spaces, made the task incredibly daunting. Our dedicated teachers, despite their meager or non-existent salaries, persevered with a shared commitment to the children’s future. We owe a great deal of gratitude to our supporters. The Altenburg Foundation has been instrumental in building our first classroom block, and School for Life Australia (SFLA) has supported us with salaries and further infrastructural developments at the school. Their contributions have been vital in sustaining our mission. However, significant gaps remain. We need to establish a science laboratory equipped with necessary instruments and supplies, and a computer lab with computers and accessories. Staff housing is another critical need to ensure our teachers have stable living conditions. Additionally, we aim to implement Project-Based Learning (PBL) more effectively, which requires specific supplies and trained professionals. Continuous professional development for our teachers is crucial to maintain high educational standards. Furthermore, a school clinic to provide medical services for children and staff, and resources to set up a playground, for which we have the land, are essential to create a comprehensive and supportive learning environment.   Financial constraints also impact our students directly. Even with the low cost of Community Contributions (USD 30 per month) to cover running costs and the school feeding program, many children still cannot afford to attend school without a scholarship. Currently, only 15 students have scholarships, and 25 students benefit from free education through our academic and needy scheme bursaries. To alleviate this burden, we urgently need more scholarships to support these vulnerable children. Despite the immense difficulties, our fledgling secondary school stands as a beacon of hope. It represents the collective determination of a community that refuses to give up on its children. With continued effort and support, we aim to transform these makeshift classrooms into a sustainable and thriving educational environment, ensuring that every child in Kyangwali has the opportunity to learn, grow, and succeed. Call to Action: Our journey is just beginning, and we invite you to join us in this transformative endeavor. Your support can make a significant difference in the lives of these children. By contributing to our cause, you can help build a future where every child’s right to education is not just a dream, but a reality.   Donate Today: Your contributions can help us build proper classrooms, equip science and computer labs, provide scholarships, and ensure continuous professional development for our teachers. Become a Partner: If you represent an organization, consider partnering with us to support our mission. Together, we can create a lasting impact on the lives of refugee children Spread the Word: Share our story with your network. The more people know about our cause, the greater our chances of finding the support we need. Join us in our mission to provide all-in-one education for refugee children in Kyangwali. Together, we can overcome these challenges and build innovative leaders and change makers. 

Jul 5, 2024

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Children with Special Needs: Addressing Barriers to Education By YIDA Youth Initiative.   Children with special needs are often overlooked, which limits their access to education. They face persistent barriers stemming from discrimination, stigma, and an inability to participate fully in society. These challenges sometimes prevent children with special needs from attending school regularly, and some even drop out.   At YIDA Youth Initiative, we recognize the unique value of all children and focus on creating highly tailored learning environments that meet the diverse needs of all learners, regardless of their abilities or disabilities.   In our schools, Youth Initiative Kindergarten and Youth Initiative Primary School, we have various interventions designed to meet the unique learning needs of children with special needs. These interventions include building accessible infrastructure, such as classrooms and toilets with ramps, making them easily accessible to children with physical disabilities. Additionally, we collaborate with other organizations operating in Kyaka II Refugee Settlement, such as Finn Church Aid and Alight, by referring some cases of children with special needs to ensure they receive the full support required.   Notably, our teachers are continuously supported with professional development programs to ensure that teaching strategies are both inclusive and impactful, catering to each learner's unique style. Through the child-friendly space at our Early Childhood Development Center, Youth Initiative Kindergarten provides a safe environment for our students and those from the community to participate in supervised, structured play activities. This has promoted social skills and reduced cases of discrimination and isolation among children with special needs. Our school leaders and teachers have established open communication with parents of children with special needs through weekly community visits, helping them better understand these children's strengths and weaknesses.   Despite our efforts to support children with special needs in accessing education, we face several challenges. Among these are the lack of trained special needs teachers, long distances to school where transport is still an obstacle, and inadequate instructional and play materials, which limit the active engagement of children with special needs.   To ensure the sustainability of our efforts and that children with special needs remain in school, we have partnered with various organizations, such as ADRA, which offers scholarships to some of these children. Class teacher of grade one class giving individual support to Salima Kyalikunda , a child with epilepsy and muscular dystrophy.   At YIDA Youth Initiative, we are committed to breaking down barriers and providing every child with the opportunity to learn and thrive. However, we cannot do it alone. Your support is crucial in helping us create inclusive and accessible educational environments for children with special needs. By donating to our cause, you can make a significant difference in the lives of these children, enabling them to overcome obstacles and achieve their full potential.   Join us in our mission to ensure that no child is left behind. Donate today and help us build a brighter future for all children.   >>> Please Donate <<<  

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INITIATIVE AND ADVOCACY FOR ORPHANS DEVELOPMENT

: ???? Initiative and Advocacy for Orphans' Development ???? We're excited to announce our latest initiative at the Kakuma Refugee Camp! In collaboration with Thekamp, we're launching a special clothing collection drive to support new arrivals at the reception center. As part of our ongoing commitment to empowering and uplifting young lives, we recognize the immediate needs of those entering the camp. Many arrive with little to call their own, and simple items like clothing can make a world of difference. Here's how you can help: ???? Donate Clothing: We're collecting gently used or new clothing items for children and adolescents. Your contributions will directly impact the lives of these young arrivals. ???? Spread the Word: Share this initiative with your friends, family, and community. Together, we can amplify our impact and provide essential support to those who need it most. ???? Join Us: Volunteer your time and energy to assist with sorting and distributing donations. Every helping hand counts in making this initiative a success. Let's come together and make a meaningful difference in the lives of these deserving children. Your generosity will bring warmth, comfort, and hope to those starting anew in Kakuma. For more information on how to donate or get involved, please contact hassanajabna2@gmail.com Thank you for your compassion and support! #OrphansDevelopment #KakumaRefugeeCamp #ClothingDrive #CommunitySupport

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INITIATIVE AND ADVOCACY FOR ORPHANS DEVELOPMENT

: ???? Initiative and Advocacy for Orphans' Development ???? We're excited to announce our latest initiative at the Kakuma Refugee Camp! In collaboration with Thekamp, we're launching a special clothing collection drive to support new arrivals at the reception center. As part of our ongoing commitment to empowering and uplifting young lives, we recognize the immediate needs of those entering the camp. Many arrive with little to call their own, and simple items like clothing can make a world of difference. Here's how you can help: ???? Donate Clothing: We're collecting gently used or new clothing items for children and adolescents. Your contributions will directly impact the lives of these young arrivals. ???? Spread the Word: Share this initiative with your friends, family, and community. Together, we can amplify our impact and provide essential support to those who need it most. ???? Join Us: Volunteer your time and energy to assist with sorting and distributing donations. Every helping hand counts in making this initiative a success. Let's come together and make a meaningful difference in the lives of these deserving children. Your generosity will bring warmth, comfort, and hope to those starting anew in Kakuma. For more information on how to donate or get involved, please hassanajabna2@gmail.com. Thank you for your compassion and support! #OrphansDevelopment #KakumaRefugeeCamp #ClothingDrive #CommunitySupport

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