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Faiza: The School Drop-Out Turned Entrepreneur

Meet Faiza: a school drop-out turned entrepreneur at 22! Ropani Faiza, a resident of Koboko Municipality, now owns and operates a tailoring school and a mobile money business. Faiza is one of 20 youth who attended CECI’s Watson Basecamp in March 2022. The design thinking and GALS training assisted her in developing an innovative business …

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Born blind: Iyete Majuma is a joy to her mother

Born blind, Iyete Majuma is a joy to her mother. Iyete is a 6-year-old girl with total visual impairment born to a Congolese refugee family in Uganda’s Lobule Refugee Settlement. She is the 3rd child of Atayi Mauzu, a 45-year-old single mother and the head of a family of six.  Majuma’s condition has been medically proven …

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From a Trauma Survivor to Owning A Business: The Journey of Sarah Ajonye

In Bidibidi Refugee Settlement, 17,651 refugee women are persons with special needs with more than one quarter classified as most vulnerable. This was the case for Sarah Ajoney five months ago when she learned about the Sawa Le Salaam Project. Now, Sarah owns a small business.  Ajonye, aged 20, is an orphan and a trauma …

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Music for Peace

CECI is shooting a music video for the ‘Sawa Le Salaam’ peace song! The Arabic phrase ‘Sawa Le Salaam’ is loosely translated to mean “Together for Peace.” This multilingual song promotes peaceful coexistence and reconciliation by advocating for love, unity, peaceful sharing of resources, and peaceful conflict resolution among and between the grieved and divided …

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Tales and Innovations of Local Actors in Humanitarian Response

CECI Uganda’s Blue Messenger Bicycle Initiative on COVID-19 got featured by the Humanitarian Platform for Local and National Organizations in Uganda in its 9th issue of the Humanitarian Platform Newsletter. It celebrates women making a difference in the lives of others in humanitarian response and playing lead roles in humanitarian action, from physical rehabilitation to …

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Distribution of Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs)

#CECI in partnership with Oxfam Novib procured and distributed Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs), Soap, and handwashing buckets to 90 homes of PWDs and Elderly persons in Bidibidi Refugee Settlement to enable them to undertake COVID-19 preventive measures effectively as they face serious difficulties in implementing the measures owing to mobility challenges and lack of well-suited …

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