uganda Project 2019

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This is a brand new project which was based in Rwamwanja Refugee camp in South West Uganda.  It is one of the largest refugee camps in the country.  We are proud to have embarked on this challenging project in partnership with Finn Church Aid.

Updates from the team in Uganda

Click here to read to the first update from the team

Click here to read the second update from the team

Click here to read the third update from the team

Click here to read the fourth update from the team

Click here to read the fifth update from the team

Click here to read the sixth update from the team

Click here to read a spoken word piece about the project

Why are World at Play working in Rwamwanja?

Rwamwanja hosts around 78,000 refugees, mostly from the Democratic Republic of Congo.  World at Play volunteers will run sport and developmental play sessions with children and young adults in the settlement.

We believe in the power of play.  Many of these young people will have had their childhood taken away from them and will have experienced fear and enormous hardship. We aim to bring fun and excitement into their lives and aid development.

68% of the population of Rwamwanja is under 18. Employment opportunities are very limited with just one secondary school in the camp. The school serves the refugees and the local community but only 3% of young refugees have access to this school.

How can you help?

The volunteer application process is now over but if you’re interested in volunteering with us check out our next European project.

If you are unable to join us a volunteer, please do consider making a donation here

What happened?

In February 2019 the team set off for Uganda. The team was comprised of 7 international and local volunteers, working in partnership with Finn church aid, UNCRC, Save the children, and Windle international.

The project lasted 6 weeks and over four and a half thousand children and young people had access to sport and play sessions. Prior to this, there was no sport and play for children and young people in the camp. Our partners have told us that we have filled a much needed gap.

This is just the beginning of sport and play in Rwamanja. Thanks to our kind supporters we were also also able to donate all of our sport and play equipment, which will be held in a central location for all schools and Early development centres to use.

We are in the process of writing a full report which you will be able to access here.

For more information please email wendy@worldatplay.org.uk

The team handing over equipment on the last day

The team handing over equipment on the last day