カクマ難民キャンプでのワークキャンプは2003年を最後に行っていませんが、毎年青年のプログラムのために50万円を送金しています。
2010年報告書(PDF、英語)

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2003年にわかちあいプロジェクトの支援で建設された青年センター

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Ugandan Cultural dance during the youth festival

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Sudanese (Nubian) cultural dance

 

YOUTH PROTECTION AND DEVELOPMENT
Report
1. HUMAN DEVELOPMENT

Leagues, Friendly matches & Indoor games
A total of 839 friendly matches (644 male and 195 female matches) were played in all the Zones of the camp. Another 2,073 (1,642 male and 431 females) youth participated through Indoor games. These matches were organized to positively direct the youths’ free time and to enhance peaceful co-existence amongst the diverse communities living within and around the refugee camp.

Team registration
Team registration exercise continued in the course of this month. This is done to ensure that participating teams are multi-ethnic in composition. So far, 269 (232 males teams and 37 female teams) have registered and continue to be engaged in sports. Registration is being undertaken in 4 core sports disciplines ? Football, Basketball, Volleyball and Netball.
Table 1: Teams’ registration

Teams

Males

Females

Total

Football

201

27

228

Basketball

11

07

18

Volleyball

20

03

23

Netball

00

00

00

TOTAL

232

37

269

Source: 2010 Teams’ Registration Forms

SPECIAL EVENTS

APRIL HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES
April holiday activities were conducted in the course of the month. The three-week event was staged in 3 different Youth Centers spread across the camp. Participants were engaged in 6 different activities namely: Hygiene promotion, Peace discussions, HIV/AIDS discussions and shows, Drama, Songs and dance, Debate sessions, Art & Craft contests and Environmental awareness sessions and sports. A youth leaders’ committee coordinated these activities and this year’s theme was ‘positive change for positive life: Say NO to Drugs and Substance Abuse’. Apart from positively engaging the youths’ free time, April holiday activities also served to educate the youth on relevant social issues and promoted peaceful co-existence during this festive period. The activities climaxed with the hosting of a youth cultural festival on the last three days of the activities. The festival hosted 65 items of competitive events on: Traditional dances, Solo verse, Modern music, Oral narratives, Drama, choral verse, Fashion show & modeling and sports. The event attracted a crowd of over 3,800 youths.

Athletics
The unit conducted athletics that involved participants from both the refugee and host community. The event was organized under six categories to enhance participation. These categories were; 18, Under-16 yrs, Under-14 yrs for male, Under-18yrs and Under-16 yrs for female. A total number of 194 youths and children participated (122males and 72females). Apart from nurturing the talent, the event was used to positively occupying the youth’s leisure time and to bridge cultural and ethnic divides amongst the diverse communities in Kakuma.
2. COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
Role modeling training
Role modeling training was conducted in the camp as from date 4th -8th April 2011. 25 girls were trained on how they can be role models in a society. The purpose of this training was to expose 25 girls through outdoor leadership to nurture leadership values and promote girls/women’s enhanced participation in project roles. The training focused more on engaging the girls/women in high impact exciting activities. These activities should be geared towards impacting knowledge and skills in: Changing management, Organizational development, Group dynamics, Communication skills, Outdoor skills development, Youth leadership development, Self-discovery and Team building. The objectives of having the training was: Promote Somali girls’ leadership skills and development of capacities to engage them in more significant project roles and to impel them into value forming experiences that support the development of skills and confidence to meet new challenges and opportunities.
2. COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

HIV/AIDS AWARENESS SESSIONS
Nine [9] HIV/AIDS awareness sessions were conducted in the camp and in the immediate host community in the course of the month. The awareness reached out to a total of 593 (346males and 247females) youth. The challenge encountered was with the new Somalis new arrivals that had language problems following the preceding on HIV/AIDS. The awareness was aimed at educating the youth on the dangers of Drugs and substances abuse that can lead to the infection of HIV/AID, its effects and how the youth can avoid being infected.

VIDEO SHOW
The Unit carried out six [6] video shows in 3 Youth centers located in the camp to disseminate information on HIV/AIDS and on Drugs and substances abuse. After the shows, discussions were held by the youths themselves to talk about what they had seen and come up with solutions. Our aim of conducting the video shows is to allow the youth in the camp see what is happening in the rest of the world and help themselves to come up with solutions. A total of 479 youths attended the video shows, 311 male and 168 female.

DEBATES
3 debate sessions were conducted at the youth centers. The sessions attracted a total of 269 youths (169males and 100 females). The clubs were engaged in positive debates on the following topics; ‘Urban life is better than Rural life’ ? motion won. The second motion was ‘Resettlement of refugees abroad is more beneficial than their integration in host countries’ ? motion won and the third motion was ”Prostitution should be legalized in all the nations” ? motion lost In these sessions, the participants contributed positively towards the motions and it also acted as a learning season to the youth.

3. ADVOCACY
Cultural activities
81 clubs/troupes have been registered in various activities as illustrated in table 2 below. The clubs use these forums to create awareness and educate their peers and the community on issues affecting the youth in the camp.
A total of 4,256 (2,860 male and 1,396 female) youths actively participated in the socio-cultural activities conducted in May. Whereas the activities were used for advocacy, they also served recreational and educational purposes. The activities highlighted issues on health, peace, environment & sanitation and youth socialization. The table below illustrates youth participation in these activities.

Table 2:? Cultural Activities Statistics

Activity

M

F

Total

Cultural dances performances

664

315

979

Music /rap club sessions

136

52

188

Drama club sessions

474

220

694

Meetings and group discussions

588

388

976

Fashion show and Modeling

33

82

115

Choral verse

144

56

200

Oral Narrative

56

30

86

Debates

269

65

334

Art class

23

14

37

Poetry

86

32

118

Community services work

204

84

288

Scouts & Girl Guides Movement

183

58

241

TOTAL

2860

1396

4,256

Source: Weekly participation register