Educational support for the South Sudan refugee settlement in northern Uganda

Educational support for the South Sudan refugee settlement in northern Uganda1
Educational support for the South Sudan refugee settlement in northern Uganda2
Educational support for the South Sudan refugee settlement in northern Uganda3
Educational support for the South Sudan refugee settlement in northern Uganda4
Educational support for the South Sudan refugee settlement in northern Uganda5
Educational support for the South Sudan refugee settlement in northern Uganda6
Educational support for the South Sudan refugee settlement in northern Uganda7

AAR Japan

In northern Uganda, the Bidi Bidi refugee settlement is home to about 300,000 South Sudanese who fled violence in their homeland. About 60% are children under the age of 18. This operation creates exchanges through sports for the refugee children and Ugandan children of diverse backgrounds, using athletic competition to achieve mutual understanding.

The schools where the refugee children attend has seen a dramatic increase in the number of students. The mixture of children from many different backgrounds and languages is a point of stress for the youth. In the classroom, students divide into factions based on language and nationality, and quarrel with others. It has become necessary to create opportunities to communicate through sports and overcome ethnic or language differences to create a sense of togetherness and solidarity. This project offers three events: netball and soccer for girls, and soccer for boys. Teams consist of mixed ethnicities. Practice and two competitions are held.

Feedback from Local Contacts :

After the event, a survey was taken. Many students responded that they “could sympathize with youth from other nationalities as they learned to share the limited equipment and water” and that “through the experience, people from other nationalities felt closer and friendships were developed.”

Time Period
July 16th 2017~ May 31th 2018
Region
Uganda
Sport/Programme Category
Soccer Netball
Implementer
AAR Japan
Co-Implementer
UNHCR、Windle International Uganda
Transcultural Psychosocial Organisation Uganda
Plan International
Number of Individual Beneficiaries
546 person
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