About us

Solidarity Initiative for Refugees (SIR) is a local community-based organization established in 2016 by a group of young refugees with the goal of using technology to equip refugees in Kakuma with the skills and tools to create a better future for themselves. The organization empowers youth in Kakuma through education access and livelihoods trainings using digital learning methods. The mission of SIR is to support youth (both men and women equally) back to the path of regaining what insecurity, discrimination, war, and disaster took away from them. Since inception in 2016, SIR has equipped over 2500 young refugees with skills for Job linkage through partnering with organizations such as Xavier Project, Source Network, and REBANK

Annual Operating Budget: 66,831 USD

Annual Beneficiary Reach: 2,500

Our Partnerships

Our Current Funding Partners

Xavier Project, Source Humanitarian Network, World University Service of Canada, Humanitarian OpenStreetMap, Dr. Jeno Staehelin Foundation

Previous Funding Partners

Source Humanitarian Network, Xavier Project, REBANK,

Our Network Affiliations

RELON Kenya (Refugee Led Organizations Network Kenya), KRIN (Kakuma Refugee Initiatives Network), INEE Localization Task Team

Optional Support Partner

Support Partners can play an optional role bridging various gaps between RLOs and their supporters around the world.

Additional Information

Our Community and beneficiaries

We represent the entire community, including both men and women, as well as children. Since the outbreak of the covid-19 epidemic, the number of beneficiaries has increased dramatically. As of 2021, we had assisted a total of 2231 beneficiaries through our education and livelihood initiatives, with 135 vulnerable homes receiving food and hygiene supplies. In the outreach and sensitization initiatives, over 1000 people were reached. We presently have 4500 beneficiaries expecting to reach 14K individuals by 2024.

Other Operating Locations

Nearest Landmark: Lokitang Primary School in Kakuma 3, Zone 2, Block 8. GPRS coordinates :(3.7530037 34.8134509)

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