- The grant amount of Shs 1 billion has been provided for the second year of the project
- Japanese Ambassador, Mr Kazuaki Kameda signed the grant contract on 25th January with Terra Renaissance, a Japanese NGO, working on small arms and former child soldiers in Northern Uganda since 2005
Adjumani- The government of Japan has launched a Shs 1 billion project targeting South Sudan refugees living in Pagirinya settlement in Adjumani district.
The project is dubbed as Self-reliance support for South Sudanese refugees and Host Community -Vocational training and business setup support for vulnerable people- Phase II.
According to a press release by Ms Martha Nabukasa, from the Public Affairs Section the project is to support South Sudanese refugees and host community to be self-reliant and enhance community stabilization and social development.
The project provides vulnerable people of refugees and host community with vocational trainings and business setup support.
“In the first phase, the construction of vocational training facilities for dressmaking and woodwork, the provision of equipment for training and the provision of skills training, methods for business management and store operations were carried out.”
Many humanitarian organisations are now channeling their funds in vocational training in order to encourage the youths to gain skills and become self-reliant. The refugees have in most cases depended heavily on hand outs provided by the humanitarian organisations, that had made them become unproductive and lazy.
In the second phase, the expansion of the existing vocational training facilities, provision of skills training to 65 persons for dressmaking, woodwork, knitting and brick laying and the provision of temporary stores and business supports are planned in order to encourage their self-reliance.