Project supported by YARID
The COVID-19 pandemic has put a critical pressure on the communities throughout Uganda, and especially in the refugee camps. Inactivity has worsened the harsh living conditions the populations are experiencing and has triggered some negative repercussions on their social life. According to a UNESCO study, about 65 % of the households have reported an increase of sexual violence, teenage pregnancies and child marriages in their communities. The number of child marriages and teenage pregnancies has considerably increased, and the population is exposed to an increased risk of physical and mental health problems.
In this respect, YARID has implemented this support programme centred on sport in view of assisting the refugee populations in Kayak II in parallel with other existent interventions.
- Improving the health and well-being of child refugees in the host community in Kyaka II refugee camp
- Building the beneficiaries’ capacity in preventing the spread COVID-19 and in responding to it
- Building the beneficiaries’ knowledge on sexual reproductive health
- Improving the beneficiaries’ resilience on mental health
- Increasing the beneficiaries’ participation in sport
- Awareness campaigns shall be discussed on three key modules: (i) protection from COVID-19 and model practices regarding hygiene; (ii) sexual reproductive health; (iii) support in mental and psychosocial health
- Training for the coaches centred on leadership and on the competences necessary to educate and use sport to inspire the girls and boys
- Organisation and implementation of sporting activities to facilitate workshops and discussions centred on health and promoting inclusion and equality
- Sporting sessions and brainstorming contests between sports groups to promote good health via sport
- 10 community sporting coaches (half women and half men) shall be trained to organise and implement sporting activities, facilitate workshops and discussions centred on health, identify the children at risk and promoting inclusion and equality
- 5,000 children aged 3 to 19, about 3,000 of whom being young girls shall take part in sporting sessions and in awareness campaigns on health, including in workshops and discussions
- 250 youngsters (girls and boys) with reduced mobility shall be impacted with this project