Development cooperation ,26.11.2012

Functional literacy and language training for adult refugees at Nakivale refugee settlement


Main goal of the project is to decline poverty among 60 000 refugees in Nakivale settlement. Low education level and illiteracy that are common among refugees. Inflict poverty by low self-esteem and livelyhood skills. Project increase refugees skills and ability through functional training in order to strengthen self-reliance, income generations and well-being of refugees and their families. The project has human right based approach enabling active participation of refugees and other actors in different stages of the project. Reducing inequality is a essential goal of the project. Literacy and education increases equal possibilities to participate a common decision making, require information and basic services as well as facilitates economical activities. Women education has multi-faceted results. Literacy and livelihood skills improve daily living of women and their families but also increases their participation in decision making. Training and empowerment of refugee women is part of implementation of 1325-UN resolution. Refugees’ strengthened capacity and skills gained by trainings enables them to act in changing environmental conditions. Climate adaptation is supported also by teaching environmentally friendly practices. Beneficiaries are about 3000 adult refugees, about 100 trained refugee facilitators, 150 youth group and refugee leaders, members of 60 income generating groups. Immediate beneficiaries are family members of the participants and wider community. The project is implemented by FRC field staff together with refugees. In implementation existing leadership structures within the settlement are utilised. Participants will be selected by vulnerability, majority of them are women. The facilitators are refugees selected by the communities and then trained in adult education by the project. Main activities are 1. Functional adult literacy covering also e.g health, nutrition and human rights. 2.Functional English and French language courses 3. Business training for self-reliance, advice and material support for livelyhood groups 4. Refugee leader training 5. Mentoring and activity support of Youth groups, leader training.


  • 2013: 180 000 €
  • 2014: 180 000 €
  • 2015: 180 000 €

Objectives monitored by OECD's Development Assistance Committee

  • Participatory development/Good governance
  • Gender equality

Field of activity

  • Basic life skills for youth and adults 100%

Special target group

  • women
  • youth

Funding channel

Suomen Pakolaisapu ry - Finnish Refugee Council



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