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Q1/2011: Kiryandongo Refugee Settlement Report

May 26, 2011
Charles Naku and Jonathan White

Project Goal:
Assist the refugee settlement with treating the most prevalent conditions in the refugee population with special attention to Malaria and Malnutrition.

Target Population:
Over 40,000 residents in the Bweyale region, including 26,000 Ugandan IDPs, Bududa survivors, and Sudanese, Congolese and Kenyan Refugees which are the main target population (we have seen an influx of 10,000 new Ugandan IDPs in October 2010 and are expecting more to join the camp starting in May 2011).

Project Objectives:

• Provide funding for the registration of candidates in senior four and six sponsored by RMF which is always once in a year.
• Provide funding for the conversion of documents of Kenyan and Sudanese students to Ugandan standards (as needed).
• Provide funding support to facilitate candidates who sit for their national exams in Masindi. This facilitation includes transport to and from, accommodation, feeding, and the allowance for the teachers who are taking care of them at this place.
• Completion of the clearing of brush and undergrowth surrounding the RMF office compound at the camp and equipping it for use by John Njoroge.
• Provide school fees and scholastic materials for all Kenyan refugee school children, and 35 vulnerable Sudanese students every beginning of the term.
• Provide other support as needed/budgeted to the Kiryandango schools, and community as a whole.
• Prepare vocational center initiative.
• Repair the water taps which are broken at the health centre and repair of some boreholes at the camp.
 

   

Summary of RMF/WCF-sponsored activities carried out during the reporting period under each project objective (note any changes from original plans):

School Support
The provision of school fees for Kenyan, Sudanese and Congolese school children remains of vital importance.

This first term, RMF/WCF is supporting school fees, scholastic materials, conversion of foreign papers to Ugandan papers for candidates, and registration of candidates to do final national examinations in November 2011:

  • 638 students in total are supported by RMF/WCF funding in Nursery, Primary and Secondary schools:
  • 126 students are at the Panyandoli Self Help Secondary School.
  • At the Arnold Primary School, we support 174 students; 184 at Can Rom Primary School, 93 at Beth Cole Nursery School, and 61 at Daystar Nursery.
   

Results and/or accomplishments achieved during this reporting period:

• A total of 638 School Children were supported (Kenyan, Sudanese, and Congolese).
• Provision of scholastic materials for two terms, the second and third term.
• Candidate papers were converted to Ugandan standards and registered for the forth coming national examinations in November 2011.
• 50 blankets, 33 pairs of bed sheets, and 21 pillows were delivered to the Health Center.
• John Njoroge’s daughter received school fees.
• Jane received her stipend of KES 50,000 to support herself and her daughter Lucy.
• Established RMF/WCF office at the camp; office compound is always well maintained by monthly slashing and weeding of the grounds.
• Ward cleaners’ salary was increased from KES 100,000/= to 150,000/= and ground keepers’ from KES 100,000/= to 130,000/=.

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