Our overarching mission is to develop and implement our unparalleled Gender-Equality Education programs; specifically for girls/children and women living in marginalised communities. What’s more, we believe that to obtain long-term sustainability and real-world impact with these programs, it is necessary to work hand-in-hand with Refugee-Led and/or Community-Based organisations which is why our process is founded on directly transferring our method, syllabi and knowledge to local teachers who apply, co-develop and operate these programs.
We are running a long-term project in two sites: Bidi-Bidi Refugee Settlement and Rwamwanja Refugee Settlement, with thousands of direct beneficiaries (girls/children/school-teachers) and tens of thousands of indirect beneficiaries (participants households and communities) per year.
Bidi-Bidi Refugee Settlement:
Is the second largest refugee camp in the world, located on the Ugandan/South Sudanese border. The population is more than 250,000 of which 85% are women and children. The people living in this settlement have fled their country of origin due to the poverty, violence and atrocities of civil war. Our local partners are SINA & SINA Loketa and with them, we are collaborating with dozens of local refugee schools (primary and secondary) and school-teachers. Giving them initial, and on-going training, both on-site and online, lesson-programs, evaluation/monitoring tools and support to concretely and effectively teach Gender-Equality to the children/youth living in the marginalised communities within this settlement.
Some images of different schools where children are participating in our program
Rwamwanja Refugee Settlement:
Is located on the Ugandan/Congolese (DRC) border and has a population of more than 80,000 of which 82% are women and children. The populations living in this settlement have fled their country of origin due to the poverty, violence and atrocities of more than a decade of conflict, specifically the M23 rebellion and the broader Kivu conflict.
This program will begin in December 2022
(This project is funded by the Leopold Bachmann Foundation & Roma Tre University)