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What we do
We work to protect and support children and young people across Uganda through projects designed to improve their psychosocial wellbeing.
This approach - coupled with our education activities - enables children to develop coping skills, build their resilience and recover from the consequences of conflict.
Our global Can’t Wait to Learn programme sees children gain recognised qualifications by playing educational games on tablet devices. This innovative and flexible format ensures children from both refugee and host communities can work towards a brighter future.
Curious to learn more about a specific project or intervention? Click on the pins in the map below.
Where we work
WAR CHILD PROJECTS
Nakivale, Kyaka II, Kyangwali, Imvepi & Rhino
This major consortium-led ECHO-funded programme responds to the urgent educational needs of refugee and host-community children in five refugee settlements. Phase 2 also addresses COVID-19 related barriers to education.
Kyaka, Kyangwali & Impevi Refugee Settlements
Access, Protection, Empowerment, Accountability and Leadership for refugee and host children - this is APEAL’s ambition in a nutshell. A consortium project led by CARE and implemented with the support of six local partners.
Mental Health for All
Rhino, Omugo, Bidibidi & Palorinya Refugee Settlements
Building the resilience of school children and supporting vulnerable teachers and caregivers in dealing with mental health problems through a comprehensive set of psychosocial support services.
Can’t Wait to Learn
Impevi and Rhino Refugee Settlements
Co-created by local children and based on the Ugandan curriculum, a set of tablet-based e-learning games to fill the gap in formal education for conflict-affected children across the West Nile. Learn more ->
PlayMatters: Sparking Lifelong Learning
Refugee settlements across Uganda
Currently being rolled out across Uganda, Ethiopia and Tanzania, this $100 Million consortium project is on a mission to reimagine childhood for some 800,000 refugee children.
Industrial Training for Refugees and Host Communities
Focused on supporting technical and vocational training (TVET) institutions to integrate digital technology and social and emotional learning into their curriculum, this consortium-led project goes to the heart of communities to boost youth employment opportunities.
Using this community-driven approach, we aim to reduce the stigmatisation and exclusion of children and ultimately widen access to vital services including health care and education. Take the tour
Arua and Yumbe Districts
Embedded in several of our consortium programmes, we are currently conducting a large-scale evaluation of this movement-based intervention and preparing it for rapid scale up. Take the tour
EdTech in Emergencies - A Force for Change
South West Uganda
Can’t Wait to Learn has joined forces with the Knowledge and Innovation Exchange (KIX) to research how EdTech innovations can be adapted and scaled to change the face of education in emergencies. Read more
Community Case Detection Tool
Currently being tested across the region, this simple, low-cost innovation is designed to help trusted community members identify children in need of mental health care and refer them to available services. Find out more
DRA Innovation Fund
Refugee settlements across Uganda
Through its Innovation Fund, the Dutch Relief Alliance supports the work of three national organisations inside Uganda - CEFORE, CECORE and ThinKIT. As a partner of these organisations, we help implement and supervise projects on social cohesion, livelihoods support and the peaceful co-existence of refugee and host youth.
Our partners in Uganda
Jan Jaap Kleinrensink is our Country Director in Uganda. Have a question or want to join forces? Please reach out via one of the channels below.