UMOJA REFUGEE

About us

UMOJA REFUGEE CREATIVE ABOUT US: UMOJA REFUGEE GROUP is a registered, non-profit refugee-led organization (RLO) that is uplifting/changing the lives of the less privileged refugees’ families and vulnerable local hosts in the urban setup, of Nairobi. Our Inspirations: We believe that “refugee issues cannot be sufficiently resolved without the inclusion of refugees at the decision-making table”. and this is possible through empowering RLOs to implement community projects as the direct impacting stakeholders on the ground. Areas of focus: URC takes its focus on empowering refugee women, children, elderlies, and differently-abled persons by applying Self-reliance- based programs, and promoting mental health care and education. We also take action in advocacy by promoting, striving to address, and speaking out for equal access to opportunities to better the lives of the most marginalized and less privileged persons. Our Vision: “Building a self-empowered community” through the power of harmony creative and optimism Our Mission: “to uplift the needy for sustainable self-reliance” Our goal is to instill in everyone’s mindset to maintain a good practice of self-reliance standards for families ‘sustainability via procreative activities and skills development “ Umoja Refugee’s governance structure includes: - A board of management led by a chairperson - Operations team(staff) led by An executive director Women take up to 60% of the roles in the management and executive. Our programs and Activities: 1. Mental health: counseling, PFA, SRHR, MHPSS, GBV. theme: “MY MENTAL HEALTH STABILITY IS KEY TO MY SELF-RELIANCE STANDARDS” 2 Livelihoods: a. Skills development: cinematography, digital literacy, &graphic design, and tailoring training, English class, handcrafts (sewing, making detergents) b. Talent& Mentorship: filmmaking, media and storytelling, and mentorship activities c. Welfare& social assistance program: i.e.: UFEDSP/ Under Five, Elderlies and Disabled Support Program 3. Advocacy: Participating in advocacy forums, ODF, Refugee Act regulations, and sensitization We do community engagement through advocacy campaigns and awareness. Website: https://umojarefugeecreative.org/

Annual Operating Budget: 25,000 USD

Annual Beneficiary Reach: 1,502

Our Partnerships

Our Current Funding Partners

We have formal partnerships with, Cohere, Refugee Point, SlumTV/Asmo,

Previous Funding Partners

AMETHYST, SHAMAS RUGBY FOUNDATION, and HIAS,

Our Network Affiliations

RELON -Association (Refugee Led Organizations Network of Kenya)

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

Umoja Refugee CBO-URC has been of help to refugee communities found in Nairobi e.g.: Burundians, Rwandese, Congolese, South Sudanese, Ethiopian, and host Kenyans. Our most targeted beneficiaries are women, children, elderlies, differently-abled persons, youth, and other persons with specific needs. From the beginning of 2020 to the end of 2021, URC has reached more than 2015 beneficiaries

Other Operating Locations

We still work in areas of Nairobi metropolitan due to limited resources, but we plan to extend our services to other urban areas once capacity is in our hands.

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