Turwanye Bukyene is a Kinyarwanda phrase meaning “We fight poverty”. Gashumba and his colleagues named their newly formed SACCO intending to do just that; Fight poverty. 2 years since it was created, Turwanye Bukyene SACCO, with help from HIJRA, has blossomed into one of the most successful saving cooperatives in Oruchinga
Do you know what transpires between the time refugees flee from endangering situations to safe asylum? By the time they arrive at the different Reception Centers, all they have are the clothes on their backs and little to no household items that are essential for their day to day lives. HIJRA Uganda that manages the […]Read more "Voices from the field."
Skillfully and delicately using the sharp tip of the gauze to align the colorful beads on the purse she is making, one can tell Feza enjoys what she is doing. She proceeds to tag at the end of the gauze as she tightens the pattern around it. A refugee from Democratic Republic of Congo, Feza […]Read more "FOCUSING ON THE ABILITY"
Say this city has ten million souls, Some are living in mansions, some are living in holes: Yet there’s no place for us, my dear, yet there’s no place for us. Once we had a country and we thought it fair, Look in the atlas and you’ll find it there: We cannot go there now, […]Read more "REFUGEE BLUES by WH Auden"
HIJRA with the support from MTI assessed 172 children with disabilities ranging from cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, spinal Bifida to Physical, hearing and visual impairments in Nakivale Settlement Camp. This was done as part of HIJRA’s 2017 community services implementation plan under psychosocial support to strengthen the most vulnerable persons of concern especially people with […]Read more "SEEING THE ABLE AND NOT THE LABEL."
Celebrations for World Refugee Day in Nakivale Refugee Settlement kicked off with the sunny weather agreeing with the mood in the air for the day in Juru which when loosely translated from Kinyarusha means “Heaven.” The invited delegates and community members all came together to physically stand with the refugees as they commemorated their day. […]Read more "HIJRA stands #WithRefugees"
From 22 and 23 June, 2017, Uganda hosted the Solidarity Summit on refugees to discuss acute challenges the country is experiencing while managing the refugee crisis from her neighbors. The meeting was attended by H.E President Yoweri Museveni, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres and other high level dignitaries. On the 22nd of June, State minister […]Read more "UGANDA UNITES FOR REFUGEE SOLIDARITY"
One never knows their true strength till being strong is the only option they are left with especially when the crisis generates from family. The group solely meant to protect you and have be on your side always. Elegantly standing at 6 foot something with an aura of excellence surrounding her dark beautiful complexion makes […]Read more "Where there’s a will, there’s a way"