TOMORROW VIJANA

About us

TOMORROW VIJANA is a refugee-led organization founded in January 2014 in the Rwamwanja settlement. The idea of starting TOMORROW VIJANA came up after recognizing the gap of language barrier faced by the refugee community which was leading to a hard community collaboration with the local Ugandans in the neighborhood from the refugee Settlement. During this time, Kubana Alexis and Mathias Rukira, refugees themselves, went through all the zones of Rwamwanja Refugee Settlement, on a consultative mission with the local community members. They traversed the entire settlement interacting and engaging with refugee communities, refugee leaders, UNHCR officials, staff from the Office of the Prime Minister, implementing agencies, and partners. During all of these engagements, they discovered that the main factor limiting the integration of refugees into the settlement and with local host communities was a lack of English language speaking skills, which was affecting communication and interaction between refugees and the host community. In this regard, TOMORROW VIJANA started offering literacy courses and Basic English lessons to the community of kyempango under a tree. In spite of the initial limitations like bad weather and the absence of funds, TOMORROW VIJANA continued building trust and hope in the community that one day the situation will change. Later, after two years of operation, TOMORROW VIJANA was able to partner with COHERE, and from the partnership, COHERE supported Tomorrow Vijana to build a community Hub and equipped it with furniture and a library for the community to support classes and research. Tomorrow Vijana started offering computer lessons to refugees, which all became a success. Tomorrow Vijana has since expanded its scale of operation and diversified livelihood interventions and is thus engaged in various activities such as Education, Protection, Community Mobilization, livelihood activities,(tailoring, poultry farming, and backyard gardening), and protection.

Annual Operating Budget: 270,000 USD

Annual Beneficiary Reach: 18,648

Our Partnerships

Our Current Funding Partners

COHERE , ADRA uganda, WFP, RRLI(Resourcing Refugee Leadership Initiative)

Previous Funding Partners

LWF,UHNCR

Our Network Affiliations

- RWAMWANJA REFUGEE-LED ORGANIZATION NETWORK (RRLON) - BORA TOGETHER NETWORK

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

Tomorrow Vijana mainly focuses on serving the community of refugees affected by different crises in their countries of origin facing difficult integration into the host community due to the language barrier. Tomorrow Vijana has so far reached 1350 beneficiaries by offering basic English, literacy courses, ICT, and sewing lessons. Tomorrow Vijana has also reached 95% of the community living in Rwamwanja settlement in terms of information sharing using a public addressing system during this period of the covid-19 pandemic where tomorrow Vijana has massively shared messages related to covid-19 to the community not accessing the information on the radio and on social media. Tomorrow Vijana remains committed to serving the refugee community and restoring the hope and dreams of refugees. Our challenge is limited funds but we are committed to using locally generated solutions to solve the problems of our community, and we shall continue championing the rights of refugees and their livelihoods. TOMORROW VIJANA Projection year 2022 Tomorrow Vijana has been providing lifelong skills such as Digital literacy skills, livelihood activities, and training, English for Adult level 1, English for Adult level II, Job Readiness training and community engagement/mobilization, mental health intervention in Rwamwanja refugee Settlement, with a focus on improving youth and boost the community at large the living standard, Tomorrow Vijana effectively completed the year 2022 with 998 beneficiaries participated directly in our programs against 1090 targeted number and managed to disseminate information on WFP general food assistance related messages, Ebola messages and other world events messages to 17,650 households against 19730 existing household within Rwamwanja Refugee settlement. In general, Tomorrow Vijana was able to convert its resources into activities and output with estimated effectiveness and achieved an average score of 96 % on its outcome indicators. DEPARTMENT TARGET ACHIEVEMENT PERCENTAGE English for Adult level I 50 50 100% English for Adult level II 75 96 128% Functional Adult Literacy 50 45 90% Job Readiness (Training ) 150 152 101% ICT 300 252 84% PSYCHOSOCIAL SUPPORT 100 92 92% AGRICULTURE 250 196 78% COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT/MOBILIZATION 19,730 17,650 89% CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES SUPPORT 115 115 100% TOTAL 20820 18648 96%

Other Operating Locations

We currently operate in Rwamwanja Refugee Settlement in Uganda, only.

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