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Fountain of Hope Africa

Fountain Of Hope Africa (FOH) is a Non-profit Organization founded in 2010 by Marcel Cirhuza, a survivor of war and armed conflicts in the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. The organization's primary goal is to bring healing, restore hope, and contribute to building resilient and self-sufficient communities. FOH is dedicated to promoting sustainable development by empowering the most vulnerable through adaptive and enduring solutions. FOH was established in response to the pressing challenges faced by individuals, families, and communities in the Sub-Sahara region of Africa. The region experiences a daily increase in marginalized populations affected by war, armed conflicts, climate change, food crises, poverty, pandemics, and natural disasters. The organization recognizes its responsibility to act and address these issues by implementing projects that create meaningful and positive changes in people's lives. The focus of FOH extends to two key operational areas: the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Malawi. In these regions, FOH aims to implement projects that not only address immediate challenges but also contribute to sustainable solutions for long-term community development. The organization's approach is rooted in the belief that lasting change requires tailored and enduring interventions to uplift the most vulnerable populations. Through its initiatives, FOH strives to make a tangible impact on the lives of those facing adversity, fostering self-sufficiency and resilience. By providing adapted and sustainable solutions, FOH seeks to be a beacon of hope for communities grappling with the complex interplay of social, economic, and environmental challenges.

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RWAMWANJA Women Empowerment

Rwamwanja Women Empowerment, established in 2020 in the Rwamwanja Refugee Settlement, is a dedicated non profit organization committed to fostering the well-being of vulnerable populations, with a primary focus on child protection and the prevention of gender-based violence (GBV). Operating within the challenging context of a refugee settlement, our foundation recognizes the unique needs and vulnerabilities of women and youth in such environments. At the core of our mission is the belief that every child deserves a safe and nurturing environment to grow and thrive. We are passionately engaged in various initiatives aimed at safeguarding children from harm, exploitation, and abuse. Through community-based programs and partnerships, we work towards creating a protective ecosystem that empowers children with the knowledge and resources necessary for their holistic development. Addressing the pressing issue of gender-based violence is another cornerstone of our efforts. We implement comprehensive prevention strategies that encompass awareness campaigns, educational workshops, and community mobilization. By fostering a culture of respect and equality, we aim to mitigate the risk of GBV and contribute to the creation of safer spaces for women and youth. Our presence in the Rwamwanja Refugee Settlement underscores our commitment to reaching those who are often marginalized and overlooked. We recognize the resilience and potential within these communities and strive to provide them with the support needed to overcome the challenges they face. Through advocacy, education, and capacity-building initiatives, we empower women and youth to become agents of positive change in their own lives and communities. As we continue our journey, we remain guided by the principles of empathy, inclusivity, and sustainability. The Rwamwanja Women Empowerment is not merely an organization; it is a catalyst for hope and empowerment, working towards a future where every child can experience a childhood free from violence, and every woman and youth can realize their full potential.

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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    

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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.

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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

By testadmin

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 <<<  


About Reframe

We want to Reframe the global humanitarian system and are committed to do things differently. We want to build a community of refugee leaders who are ready to respond to the world's biggest crises by leading change and delivering their own solutions.

What We Do

Reframe aims to be a solution to multiple challenges refugee-led organisations (RLOs) worldwide are facing.

Through Reframe we want to increase direct funding, raise awareness, build networks and strengthen coordination between RLOs, International Non-Governmental Organizations (INGOs), donors and institutional bodies.

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#DISASTER AND RISK EMERGENCY CALL A refugee enterprenuer in Ocea trading center, Rhino Refugee settlement uganda call: Regina Aputu her Shop/ business place catches fire/ got burnt at night 3:00 am 17-july-2024 by unknown person living her in desperate state as all her business items got burnt to ashes. Regina Aputu sells second hand clothes, Bags and diversifies into Tailoring business and making CAPATII at the same time. As a single mother, refugee with children being subjected into these difficulties of losing all she had, is not an easy situation per now. @CENET Volunteer reaches her and provided MHPSS. Regina Aputu Narrated about how she rose the money to start the business. I borrowed money from our Village savings and loan association (VSLA) group, added the little I had and rented a shop within Ocea market. So Regina Aputu is Traumatized/ worried about how she will pay back the loans, Renovate the shop which got burnt, Even providing food for her children. Because what she was hoping/Relaying upon is No more. According to Regina Aputu, she Re-stocked her business items on 15-July-2024 two days before the incident happened. Hence the business inventory worthy= 2,000,000 uganda shillings. I am in need of help said Regina Aputu. Therefore @CENET we call upon partners with Risk response and disaster management strategies, donors, implementing partners, friends and well-wishers to come into Rescue ???? of Regina Aputu. *#ANY SUPPORT COUNT* Cash/ kind .......Share the little you have today..... Email: or????: +256 (0) 783-647-714

12:46 pm · Jul 19, 2024


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