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The Refugee Voice
The Refugee Voice is a youth-led initiative based in the Bidi Bidi refugee settlement in Uganda. The initiative aims to provide a platform for refugees to share their stories and experiences with the world, using social media to amplify their voices and advocate for their rights. In addition to telling refugee stories, the Refugee Voice also provides sustainable development life skills training to young refugees in Bidi Bidi. This includes training in skills like tailoring, which can help refugees become self-sufficient and earn a living. The initiative believes that by equipping young refugees with practical skills and empowering them to become leaders in their communities, they can create positive change and improve the lives of those around them. The Refugee Voice has gained recognition for its efforts to promote the rights of refugees and empower young people. They have partnered with various organizations to provide training and educational opportunities to refugees in Bidi Bidi and other settlements.
VISION ART AND MUSIC FOR YOUTH-VAMY
VISION ART AND MUSIC FOR YOUTH is a remarkable 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, 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 VAMY works to train the youths on playing Musical instruments, Dance and 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 education for children , psycho-social intervention, Art, Creativity, vocational trainings and Livelihood. Aimed at providing strategies that help them develop the emotional, social and cognitive skills needed to become lifelong learners and improve their living standard.
YOUTH EMPOWERMENT TO ACT (YETA) Is a Refugee led Organization established in June 2018 as a liquid soap making group trained by OXFAM in Imvepi refugee settlement, Odupi Sub-county, Terego District-Uganda. The formation of YETA was precipitated by increased socioeconomic challenges associated with youth unemployment, limited access to formal education by children with disability, Unequal involvement and participation of women, Girls and the minority communities in leadership and service delivery, as well as increased cases of violence and conflicts among communities (Refugees and host) over the scarce shared ecosystem (Land, trees for fuel and construction, grasses and water). We began our operations in August 2020 to offer educational, empowerment and supportive services to the communities of Imvepi refugee settlement and the host community. We are committed to advocate and to promote positive human values for a progressive society. YETA is registered with Terego District Local Government in Uganda with Certificate No. 636/56 and Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) with the TIN 1026036693. Our Vision Is to have a society with constructive, peaceful and productive self-reliant youth for inclusive service delivery and sustainability.
SKILLS CHANGE LIVES
SKILLS CHANGE LIVES is 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.
Community Initiative for Rehabilitation and Transformation
CIRT is a legally registered RLO in Yumbe District with a registration No. ODRW/0003 in the district and No. ODW/00019 in the sub-county. Founded in 2021 as a refugee youth led community Based organization and non-profitable organization with no political, religious, ethnical, racial and gender affiliation. The sole purpose is to support Youth and Women living in the Refugee Settlement and the Host communities through livelihood aided projects that empower, improve and transform social and economic standard of living in the Communities so that the needs of the Youth and Women are met. We shall work with other Non-Governmental Organization (NGO’s), Community Base Organization (CBO) and other Institutions that shares our Vision, Mission and Values. We engage in activities that are essential to Empowering, improving, and Transforming the standards of living of the Youth and Women in Refugee and Host Communities and foster peace in the communities through reconciliation.
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.
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.
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.
Allvox is a legally registered refugee-founded and youth-led community-focused organization that facilitates community’s own response to its local challenges. The not-for profit initiative was founded in January 2021 in response to consequences of coronavirus lockdown restrictions in Uganda. It got officially registered with Terego District in May 2022 as a community-based organization in Imvepi refugee settlement with registration number 636/050. Envisioning a young change making community, Allvox focuses on inclusive education, environmental conservation and media for local development. From a content creation group to a community-focused organization, our story of foundation traces back to 2021 when the global coronavirus’s wreckage on lives in refugee settlements got deeper. The plights of the people we serve were the driving forces that set the foundations of this intervention. Imvepi settlement with over 60,000 refugees had been facing untold challenges: a hike in teenage pregnancies and marriages; youth unemployment; limited educational opportunities; misinformation, disinformation and hate speech; conflicts over resources; and declining relief cuts. Since the settlement’s opening in 2017, humanitarian organizations had been responding to local community challenges. During a tour in the settlement on New Year eve in 2021, our founder discovered that a solar-powered local community radio set up by some refugee partners – made out of mega-phones – was pumping a lot of music, announcements and with largely no educative programmes. The radios lacked more playable content that could edutain the community action. As a result, our founder solicited young refugees and formed a drama group on January 6th 2021 in which they planned, acted, recorded and produced playable audio programmes. One year later, what was initially a Covid-19 content group graduated to a fully registered community-concern nonprofit organization. Allvox’s response strategy is simple; leverages the local resources in designing sustainable community-driven solutions.
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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 across the country, including the Darfur region. Despite an agreement between the military players for a ceasefire, the fighting has reportedly continued. According to the World Health Organisation, more than 10,000 people have been killed in the conflict and 5.7 million have been displaced (ReliefWeb). 80 percent of these people are internally displaced, and the remaining 1 million have fled to the neighbouring countries of Chad, Ethiopia, and South Sudan, with some individuals travelling as far as Uganda. It is reported that violence is continuing to rage across the country. Furthermore, Sudan is home to over one million refugees from other countries, about 75% of whom are from South Sudan, mostly based in the Khartoum and White Nile states. According to ACAPS, 48% of the refugee population in Sudan are under 18. These communities are being directly affected by the violence. Refugee led response 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 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 (SWPDA), Hope Relief and Rehabilitation for Disabilities Support (HRRDS) and GRTR Uganda. 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. Will you support them today?
Raised: £ 35,422
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Raised: £ 34,091
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: £ 17,057
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
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.
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