Our Partners

  1. 1. REFUGEE RESOURCE CENTER

Introduction

The World today and great lakes region in particular is torn down by conflicts whose origin is greed, poverty, ignorance inequalities and power struggles. These affect wellbeing of people, who are forced to migrate to safety, survival and better life elsewhere. Uganda has been the leading destination for refugees in Africa, some of whom flock to urban areas like Kampala city in places such as Lubaga, Kisenyi (Kampala Central), and Makindye. The refugees come with no resources but rely on networks and humanitarian assistance for sustenance. Unfortunately, the refugees find it hard to relate with host communities and do business because they have language speaking challenges which leave them in self-inflicted isolation. The assistance they get is not only inadequate to boost their livelihoods but unsustainable. To ensure sustainable livelihoods, refugees have to integrate fully, learn language and community their needs effectively. This way they can start small business and boost their incomes.

Vision:
A one humanity, a one destiny, where everyone cooperates and supports one another to achieve common ends.”
Mission:
To ensure self reliance among refugees and peaceful co-existence with host communities, through equitable resources governance, developing empathetic relationships, constricting values of good neighborliness,  and promoting harmonious living with one another in Uganda.
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Humanity is one and the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights demostrates that we are born equal and no one should be discrimated upon on any basis. The World today and great lakes region in particular is torn down by conflicts whose origin is greed, poverty, ignorance inequalities and power struggles. These affect wellbeing of people, who are forced to migrate to safety, survival and better life elsewhere. Uganda has been the leading destination for refugees in Africa, some of whom flock to urban areas like Kampala city in places such as Lubaga, Kisenyi (Kampala Central), and Makindye. The refugees come with no resources but rely on networks and humanitarian assistance for sustenance. Unfortunately, the refugees find it hard to relate with host communities and do business because they have language speaking challenges which leave them in self-inflicted isolation. The assistance they get is not only inadequate to boost their livelihoods but unsustainable. To ensure sustainable livelihoods, refugees have to integrate fully, learn language and community their needs effectively. This way they can start small business and boost their incomes.

3.1 Vision:
“A one humanity, a one destiny.”
3.2 Mission:
To ensure self reliance among refugees and peaceful co-existence with host communities.
Goal:
To empower refugees ecomically, socially and politically so that they can live on their own, make own decisions and influence governance on matters relating to their wellbeing.

Achievements

We have contributed to scholarly works on refugees through graduate mentorship programs since 2020.

We improved mental wellbeing of 70 refugees using psychotherapy sessions arranged for each to share frustrations, anger, and anxiety.

We established joint collaborations with refugee researchers in the United Kingdom, and managed to develop standardized assessment mental wellness tools for researchers.

We mentored 4 graduate researchers at graduate level, who are now established consultants, lectures, and development professionals.

We supported and mentored refugee-led organization, who now apply peer strategy of mental healing, through poetry and arts.

Strategy

We explore resourcefulness of refugees reach full potential in order to contribute towards the development of host communities and countries of origin.

We are guided by the principle that refugees are a resource yet to be well utilized for inclusive and sustainable development of both localized and globalized world.

Services and activities

We offer the following services;

  1. Rehabilitation:
  • Journaling,
  • Group affiliation or community networking,
  • Information support,
  • Weekly group recovery sessions,
  • Singing therapy,
  • Dramma therapy,
  • Poetry and laughter therapy,
  • Art and crafts therapy,
  • Games and distraction therapy,
  • Individual cognitive-based therapy,
  • Behavioural therapy,
  • Mindfulness therapy,
  • And mental health education.
  1. Migration training,
  1. Adaptation and integration training,
  1. Vocational skills development,
  1. Job matching and placements,
  1. Advocacy for inclusivity and equity in job market,
  1. Return and integration support,
  1. Migration and regularization support, and
  1. Refugee collaborational research and development support services

Click here to email our focal person.

2.  ANDEWAJA SERVICES

ANDEWAJA Services is consultancy firm that the following services:

  1. Collaborative research, research training and mentoring;
  2. Free advisory services on research and organization development;
  3. Strategic development planning;

  1. Governance transition support and development;
  2. Interactive clients-business communication strategy -including computer support services, website development, social media and search engines integration, and communications support services;
  3. Social and environment impact analysis and reporting,
  4. Development of organization development policies and strategies, such as;
  • Human resources policy,
  • Financial accountability policy,
  • Monitoring and evaluation strategy,

  • Resources mobilization strategy for developing organizations, and
  • Capacity development for staff and organization management, including appraisal, training, recruiting support, salary review and determination, budgeting support, and document handling,
  • Organization restructuring,
  • Advanced Excel and dashboards for HRs, CEOs, business,  organization management services, and
  • Digital migration and development support services.

Click here to contact our lead consultant by email.

3. POETHERAPY UGANDA

Poetherapy Uganda is a youth-led organization, which uses healing-focused poetry to support healing of vulnerable yofamily-lifewith depression in Uganda. Click here to email Poetherapy Uganda.

4. UNION OF COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT VOLUNTEERS

The Union of Community Development Volunteers (UCDV) is a volunteer-led organization that uses altruistic, group-bonding, and familylife to foster collective awareness of development challenges, generate solutions to their problems, and pursue community-led strategy to achieve sustainable livelihoods, wellbeing, security, and peace in troubled communities. Click here to email Union of Community Development Volunteers (UCDV).

5. WOMEN ACTION GROUP

Women Action Group (WAG) is a registered community based organisation in Jinja District (Uganda), which improves conditions and wellbeing of girls and women by enabling their participation in decision-making that affect them.

WAG is guided by the following values;

  1. Efficiency,
  2. Efficacy,
  3. Equity,
  4. Resilience, and
  5. Sustainability

WAG has five programme areas, through which it effectively operates to reach its strategic goals, namely;

  1. Poverty eradication,
  2. Equitable income distribution,
  3. Dignifying quality of life,
  4. End violence and abuse, and
  5. Favourable influence in decision making

The programmes of WAG are aligned to the sustainable development goals (SDGs) and national development agenda to ease stakeholders engagement, realization of their support, and implementation of development programmes. For example, WAG partners with local community development office, child and women based organizations, health and livelihoods development agencies, and most importantly the girl-child and women in Jinja District.

WAG runs a three-year activities-based development plan and budget. The major activities consists of stakeholders engagement, advocacy and campaigns, community sensitization, exhibitions of services and products, research and dissemination of reports.

The sustainability of operating its programmes is guaranteed through a series alternative revenue generating activities, such as investment in shares, agriculture, fundraising drives, digital businesses, and tourism, foods,  fashion and beauty services.

To collaborate, intern, and support specific activities of WAG, email Racheal.

6. ECOLOGICAL CHRISTIAN ORGANISATION 

The Ecological Christian Organisation (ECO) is a Christian-based organization that applies Biblical scriptures to promote conservation and active participation of communities to conserve the natural environment and improve livelihoods. Click here to contact Ecological Christian Organisation.

7. BUDDHIST MISSION IN AFRICA

The Buddhist Mission in Africa (BMA) is development organization without borders that uses Buddhist principles within African knowledge systems to cultivate wellbeing, happiness, and peace for whoever seek them. It also promotes exchange of experiences and practices for the wellbeing of Africans and global community for collective wellbeing through mindfulness therapy for mental development and wellbeing. Click here to email Buddhist Mission in Africa.

8. PRESTIGE MINISTRY

Prestige Ministry is a registered community-based organisation in Iganga district, founded by Samuel Mutekanga, a proud conquerer of addiction to substance abuse and mental illness. Through Prestige Ministry, he uses his cricket professional experience to offer sports therapy to prevent and deal with addiction; conducts peer-outreaches to  families struggling with loved ones addicted to drugs; offers inspiration talks to young people in schools and youth associations; runs vocational skills demonstration center; and support recovery of enslaved young people to conquer the daring spirit of addiction. For more information about Prestige Ministry, assistance, or referral, contact Samuel by phone +256757090318 or +256775195734.

9. STANDARD HIGH SCHOOL, ZANA

A school that develops an all round person, who can succeed in all situations. It is mindful of both academic excellence and talent development. Exceptional students get bursaries to receive free ordinary and advanced level education. For further information, call or send WhatsApp message to the Directorate: +256772428034 and apply for junior and high school education – close to Kampala City in Uganda, East Africa.