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SKILLS CHANGE LIVES
We are a Community-Based Organization (C.B.O) founded in Nakivale Refugee Settlement in the country of Uganda. We support Refugees to become self-reliant and create job opportunities that will promote health and wealth attitudes to people for their well-being and prepare a better future for our communities. We provide life skills and Professional Skills, Entrepreneurship Courses, Business Management, Mentoring, ICT Technology, financial literacy ... WHY WE ARE DOING IT? We want Refugees to build the foundation of their lives that will prevent them from doing things that hurt their lives and their community. E.g.: Joining bad peer groups, Early Marriages and Pregnancies to Women, and Ignoring to exploit their full potential due to this unemployment. HOW WE ARE DOING IT Providing a Free scholarship to Refugees so that they can learn, explore and be able to use their creativity in building their lives. Empowerment&Mentorship: This is all about empowering and keeps on doing a follow-up in the development of their activities. Business consultation: supporting the youth to know, grow and understand the criteria for having a successful business. Success Stories We are passionate about transforming Nakivale and making it a better place to live by building strong pillars of success that will reduce unemployment and promote health and wealth attitudes to people which will be the source of inspiration to everyone whether in or outside the Refugee Camp.
Advocacy Training and Education Hub
We are a refugee-led non-profit organization dedicated to providing advocacy and employment pathways for refugees. Our mission is to empower refugees by helping them gain access to flexible learning opportunities, employment pathways, advocating for their rights, and providing them with the resources and support they need to succeed. We believe that refugees have a unique perspective and valuable skills to offer to their communities, and we work to create opportunities for them to contribute their talents and expertise to the workforce. In addition to our employment services, we also advocate for the rights of refugees, both locally and nationally. We believe that every person has the right to safety, security, and a fair chance at a fulfilling life, and we work to ensure that refugees are treated with the dignity and respect they deserve. Our organization is entirely refugee-led, meaning that our staff and leadership are all refugees themselves. We believe that this unique perspective allows us to better understand the needs and challenges facing our community and to provide the most effective and relevant support possible.
Human Shine Dream
Human Shine Dream (HSD) is a remarkable Community-Based Organization that was founded in 2019 by a group of Refugee youths in the western part of Kenya, specifically in Turkana County, within the Kakuma Refugee Camp. HSD is committed to advancing the holistic development of children and youths, equipping them with Education, Livelihood, and Digital Skills. Through our dedicated efforts, we prepare them for active participation in the global community and employment opportunities, fostering a brighter, inclusive future. Our organization has successfully implemented several impactful projects, each designed to address specific needs and create lasting positive change within the community. HSD remains committed to equipping individuals of all ages with Education, Livelihood 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.
Elimisha Kakuma, which means “Educate Kakuma” in Swahili, is the first college-preparatory gap year program designed specifically for refugees from Kakuma Refugee Camp in Northwest Kenya seeking higher education. It was founded in 2021, by three graduates of Bridge2Rwanda, all of whom are former refugees from Kakuma Refugee Camp and studied in the US (Harvard/GWU/St. Olaf), Joseph Dudi Miabok, Diing Manyang,and Mary Maker, along with their former Lead Teacher at B2R, Deirdre Hand (MA Education, Virginia Tech.) Elimisha Kakuma provides access to higher education opportunities for high school graduates living in Kakuma Refugee Camp in Kenya. Students receive intensive academic instruction, exam preparation, mentorship with current college students, and guidance through the college application process. As more refugees gain access to higher education, their long-term life outcomes will be improved and their communities will be strengthened.
HOUSE OF HOPE COMMUNITY - HHC
House of Hope Community (HHC) is a Refugee Led Organization, operating in Turkana county, Turkana west sub-county or kakuma refugee camp in Kenya. The idea to create HHC begun after a critical observation of distressed life of refugees, poor and special need people which is critically intolerable. Many observers made idea to request the skillful and rich or those who have possibility to assist the vulnerable to the problems of local communities. . House of Hope Community (HHC) was logically set up to contribute to the building of this very fundamental human value. We strongly believe to achieve our objectives through the following intervention domains or programs 1. Livelihood In this program HHC has developed project / activities such as: Poultry farming, Beauty and Hairdressing, Saving for Tranformation 2. Peace and Child Protection We thank COHERE for up grading the activities of this program by stapping in with SCALABLE COMMUNITY LED LEARNING THROUGH PLAY FOR REFUGEE CHILDREN 3. Youth Empowerment/ learning support We are helping our community specially our youth with Communicative and Academic English language skill, Basic graphic Design and both English for change makers and Social Enterpreneurship courses from our partner(AMALA Education)
NEW TALENT FOR THE BEST FUTURE
Living in a refugee camp for just several months, is one of the biggest challenges people can face in their life and Nakivale refugee settlement is one of them because it is easier to get traumatized, to loose hope, to grow without formal education, to even die with diseases like malaria and infections. In 2019, some youths living in Nakivale refugee settlement met on a street and started discussing about their life challenges in the camp, and many of them noticed that their friends have been suffering for so long from stress, trauma, hunger, and other different diseases and these situations were similar to many of them. After meeting on the street and discussed, these young people had set a place where children and youths could meet to share stories and life experience within the community. A few weeks ago, people were interested to come regularly in the place to listen to other people’s stories and gain more interest of sharing theirs. Then we saw that as an opportunity of uniting people in our community and we got a vision to make these meetings well organized, involving some community leaders; therefore, in January 25th, 2020, out of these story telling meetings and life experience sharing, we create a community-based Organization under the name of New Talent for the Best Future with a mission of Raising marginalized Children and Youths' Talents through Education, Sport, Art and Social skills.
RWAMWANJA Women Empowerment
The founders of Rwamwanja Women Empowerment, here in referred to as the “organization”, together with the executive committee who are the board of members of the said organization, collaborating for the purpose of promoting women activities, put women together to empower their duties and take care of their kids and caring for the needy and social interests groups in Rwamwanja Refugee Settlement and surrounding areas in the district. We believe that every human being deserves to have and live a dignified life in a loving home family and caretakers that cater for them to meet physical and emotional well-being and development.
Solidarity Initiative For Refugees
Solidarity Initiative for Refugees (SIR) is a prominent refugee-led organization (RLO) that has been operating in Kakuma refugee camp for six years. Leveraging digital technologies, SIR empowers both refugee and host community youth in Kakuma and Kalobeyei with essential skills and tools to secure a better future and economic independence. Additionally, the organization collaborates with other RLO networks like the Global Refugee-led Network (GRN), The Grassroots Consortium-Kenya (GLOs-Kenya), and RELON-Kenya to advocate for the vital role of RLOs at local, national, and global levels. At Solidarity Initiative for Refugees (SIR), our mission is to support the youth, both men and women alike, in reclaiming what insecurity, discrimination, war, and disasters have taken away from them. We firmly believe that access to education and dignified livelihood opportunities are fundamental human rights.
Reliable Refugee Stories Association
Reliable Refugee storytellers Association is a youth refugee led organization of Refugee storytellers and self-taught citizen journalist who ought to ease information access to evoke positive change for refugees and their partners. We do storytelling, citizen Journalism, advocacy, capacity building, livelihood and peace building. This strive to create a platform where refugees can share their experiences and stories in a wide perspective through various mediums like podcast, audio dramas and audio storytelling. RRSA is a diverse organization that brings together refugees, asylum seekers, and allies who share a commitment to promoting refugee rights. The Association was formed in 2021 registered on16/5/2022 by Yumbe District local government with its area operation being Bidibidi settlement. The organization's members come from a variety of countries, backgrounds, different Zones in Bidibidi settlement and they share a passion for storytelling and journalism as tools for social change.
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Refugee children face a challenging start to life. The psychosocial impact of being forcibly displaced coupled with the inadequate opportunities for education negatively affects their childhood development experiences resulting in a deficient quality of life. The gross enrolment rate for refugee children in primary school stands at 68% leaving millions of children without an education. Eg, In Uganda, for instance, there are over 400,000 children out of school. Formal education systems in refugee-hosting countries cannot meet the educational needs of refugees by themselves. Refugee-led organizations are playing a vital role in closing the existing education gaps. Examples of refugee-led education initiatives include: reaching the most marginalized persons such as children with disabilities with tailored education support; After-school clubs for homework, extra-curricular, social, and emotional learning; Language classes for children who don’t understand the language of formal instruction; Supporting formal schools on issues of safety and child protection; Vocational education for youth who have dropped out of school and keeping education going during crises. This opportunity is hosted on reframe.network through a pooled fund, with Cohere acting as a fund manager to connect donors directly with the frontline responders, significantly reducing the administrative wastage associated with humanitarian funding. This is a rolling fund, with more funding coming in at any time. Eligible RLOs will each receive a £5000(Equivalent to 22,725,000 Uganda Shillings; 730,000 Kenyan Shillings) grant to implement their respective projects in a timeframe of 6 months to 12 months. How to apply To apply please complete this Application Form and click on the send button. If successful you will be informed of the next steps. Applications are FREE of charge at all stages. If you have any questions please contact email@example.com
Raised: £ 34,073
Climate change is disproportionately affecting refugee-hosting areas of Africa with 82% of refugees residing in climate-change hotspots. Access to natural resources is vital to provide refugees with income, food and water security yet climate change is reducing the availability and increasing competition for such resources. Meanwhile refugees already face multiple socio-economic and political barriers to realising sustainable livelihoods, good nutrition, adequate health care and opportunities for quality education and mobility. As such, refugees and hosting communities are more exposed and sensitive to the impacts of climate change on their health and livelihoods and less able to absorb and adapt to the increasing frequency of extreme weather events. Nevertheless, multiple known refugee-led organisations are taking actions to build the ability of their communities to build resilience and sustain and develop prosperity under such constraints. Through the pooled fund, the fund manager, Cohere is able to most closely connect donors with the cause they are supporting, significantly reducing the administrative wastage associated with humanitarian funding.
Raised: £ 17,019
Sudan Pooled Fund - for Refugee Led Organisations Responding to the Crisis in Sudan
What’s happening in Sudan? 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. The situation has continued to escalate and has spread to areas across the country, including the Darfur region. Despite an agreement between the military players to have a ceasefire, the fighting has reportedly continued. According to the World Health Organisation, more than 450 people have been killed in the conflict and 4,000 wounded so far. The country has come to a standstill with hospitals closed, citizens struggling to access basic food and sanitation supplies. How are refugees affected? So far, it is reported that over 700,000 people have been displaced by fighting across the country and 150,000 refugees have fled to neighboring states Chad and South Sudan as violence rages across the country (UNHCR), with some individuals traveling as far as Uganda. Sudan is home to over one million refugees, about 75% of whom are from South Sudan, and mostly based in the Khartoum and White Nile states. According to ACAPS , 48% of the refugee population in Sudan are under 18. These communities will be directly affected by the violence. Refugee-led response Refugee leaders and organisations are playing a critical role in supporting their communities as things continue to unfold across the country. These groups will be particularly vulnerable and need our 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, Sudanese Women for Peace and Development Association, and GRTR Uganda. I CAN SOUTH SUDAN, an organisation based in South Sudan and Uganda, will be supporting refugees with the provision of clothes, food, water, shelter and other basic needs at reception centers which are being set up to receive new arrivals. Beyond immediate needs they will offering legal support and child protection services to those in need. Your money will help organisations provide safety and important supplies to those in need. Will you support them today? Do you know any refugee-led organisations working in Khartoum or Darfur? Please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org so we can connect with them.
Raised: £ 7,912
Supporting Refugee Participation & Advocacy
Introduction In Cohere’s 2022 report that highlights five barriers to meaningful refugee participation, we were able to identify how refugee leaders and refugee-led organisations (RLOs) have continued to be excluded from decision-making spaces. Through the report we made our recommendations on how Cohere and the sector can do better to ensure refugees are participating in all levels of programme development and leadership across the humanitarian sector. Refugees should have a seat at the table, especially when this is where decisions about their futures are being made. Read the report here: https://bit.ly/3ZLseBi And the Executive Summary here: https://bit.ly/3yzV37W Outcomes We would like to convert our learnings into action with the aim to fundraise for specific support for refugee-led organisations that will increase participation, improve access to advocacy opportunities and expand networks. These are essential activities to support the growing profile of refugee leaders and refugee-led organsations/networks. Financial target: $30,000These will include:- Refugee leaders representation at Global Refugee Forum, Geneva (Switzerland) - Dec. 2023- Refugee-led networking events- Fund for refugees who need sponsorship to attend high-level advocacy events- Community of Practice - refugee (exclusively) participation within the group Specific indicators of success: - Number of refugee leaders/organisations attending national or international foras, and participating in decision-making processes. - RLOs/networks strengthened - measured through increased attendance, levels of member participation- Launch and progress of the Community of Progress PartnershipsWe will partner with a number of existing refugee-led organisations and/or networks who are focusing on advocacy, improved representation and have developed refugee networks. These partners will be invited to submit an Expression of Interest and be partners and beneficiaries of the pooled-fund. These partners will share in the promotion and fundraising objectives of the fund. What is a pooled-fund? On Reframe, pooled-funds have been created to support refugee-led response to emergencies or thematic areas of work e.g Ebola Outbreak in Uganda, Education in Emergencies. The pooled-fund on Reframe gives donors the opportunity to learn about the response and donate to a group of RLOs who are involved. The donor can find out information about the project and donate through the page. Cohere receives these donates and distributes the funds to the different partner organisations. Cohere takes a small percentage of the donation to facilitate this transfer.
Raised: £ 100
Eastern African Famine Relief
One of the worst climate-induced emergencies of the past 40 years is unfolding in Eastern Africa. Over 50 million people across Eastern Africa will face acute food insecurity this year, due to failed rainy seasons across the region. (WFP) Four consecutive rainy seasons have failed, a climatic event not seen in at least 40 years resulting in some of the driest seasons ever recorded across the region (UNICEF). Over a million people have been displaced across Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia. Families across the region have been forced to leave everything behind in search of food and water, and put their health, safety and education at risk. Refugee Led Organisations in East Africa are among the key frontline responders to the famine. Many refugees in East Africa have been displaced directly by famine and drought or by conflicts in places affected by droughts. They can understand and therefore their response is more relevant and effective. It is always the most vulnerable communities who are worst affected - refugees are no different. With over one million people already displaced as a results of the drought and famine, there will be considerable impact in refugee hosting areas. Refugee leadership will be essential. As refugees themselves, the refugee leaders and organisations we work with are often the point of contact for other families/friends/contacts from their country of origin - this connection often guides others that have been displaced, and this is already happening as a result of the famine. Refugee-led organisations in East Africa are most commonly operating in refugee camps or settlements on the borders where displaced people from the famine are most likely to arrive. This puts them on the frontline of response - both in the short term and for necessary longer term response. The pooled fund is designed to be efficient and maximise the amount of donor funding that reaches communities affected by the famine. Through the pooled fund, the fund manager, Cohere is able to most closely connect donors with the cause they are supporting, significantly reducing the administrative wastage associated with humanitarian funding.
Raised: £ 0
Livelihoods and Technology
Gaining employment as a refugee in East Africa is harder than for a national. Refugees face discrimination both in entering the job market and in the monthly salary they receive once entering the job market. Barriers to refugee livelihoods lead to extreme poverty and long term negative life outcomes. The levels of poverty faced by households in Kakuma in northern Kenya can be illustrated in the behaviour of 43% of families who employ immediately harmful coping mechanisms such as spending entire days without eating. However, there are opportunities for refugees to engage in and contribute to local and international economic growth. With the right skills, investments and networks, refugees are playing a key role in local value chains such as retail, services, manufacturing and agriculture. With improving connectivity and market linkages refugees all over the world are engaging in remote work and generating income on-line. The pooled fund is designed to be efficient and to maximize the amount of donor funding that reaches communities affected by displacement. Cohere partners with enterprising RLOs supporting the livelihoods of their community members in the most cost-efficient manner. Through the pooled fund, Cohere as the fund manager is able to most closely connect donors with the cause they are supporting, significantly reducing the administrative wastage associated with humanitarian funding.
Raised: £ 0
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