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Project Details

Project Name: Transforming Lives of Conflict-affected Children and Youth (TLC) among the refugee and host community in Imvepi refugee settlement of Arua District Introduction

Core Program Area: Peace building and psychosocial support

Project Donor: Mennonite Central Committee (MCC)

Location: Imvepi Refugee Settlement.

Project Goal: Enhancing and empowering both boys and girls through secondary education and vocational training to youth who dropped out of school and are currently engaged in gambling and struggling to survive through dubious means because they are unskilled and cannot be employed in gainful.

Project Description:

This project was designed to increase the access in secondary education and vocational training to conflict-affected children and youth in Imvepi refugee settlement. The project aimed at enhancing and empowering both boys and girls through secondary education and vocational training to youth who dropped out of school and are currently engaged in gambling and struggling to survive through dubious means because they are unskilled and cannot be employed in gainful.

131 conflict affected children and youth in Imvepi refugee settlement were enrolled in the three learning institutions; 10 youth enrolled in Obutava Vocational School, 88 were enrolled for O’Level at Imvepi Secondary School and 33 A’Level students enrolled at Otumbari Secondary School.

Under the same program, 3 peace clubs were establishment each institute with the aim of strengthening peaceful coexistence among both the refugees and the national students, not only for the beneficiaries but also the entire school. The 143 peace club members were trained on the roles and responsibilities of the peace clubs and the individual members in each school to enable them get skills and know their roles in working for peace in the institutions and in the communities where they leave.

The peace clubs were mainly established to champion peace building activities like helping the administration to identify people in conflict with the school rules and their fellow students, perform mediation roles in addressing some of the issues, reporting to their patrons what they had done and pending issues that required the intervention of the patrons, building harmonious relationships in their respective schools and within the communities in which they live, participate in debate competitions with the peace club members of other TLC beneficiary schools and creation of peaceful environment in the schools and in the communities where they live among others.

Mon 29 May 2023