AIRD constructs 16 classrooms in Imvepi, Uganda

Children in Imvepi refugee settlement in Northern Uganda don’t have to worry about rain or too much sunshine during class hours anymore. AIRD has constructed semi-permanent classrooms at Longamere primary school in Imvepi creating more room for children to have lessons. Due to the ongoing refugee influx from South Sudan, the few structures the school had were overcrowded and dilapidated. Most of the children were studying from under trees and would occasionally be interrupted by rains and too much heat on hot days.  With funding from UNHCR, AIRD responded to this need by setting up 16 classrooms that can accommodate approximately 1,500 children. The organization also supplied desks and chairs for the classrooms to make learning more comfortable for the children. This is in line with the Ugandan strategic education objectives for refugees and the UNHCR Global Education Strategy objectives to improve the learning achievements of refugees. Imvepi Refugee Settlement was opened earlier this year ( March 2017) to accommodate the overwhelming number of refugees received from South Sudan daily. According to UNHCR data from June 2017, the settlement is currently hosting over 107,000 South Sudanese refugees.


Semi permanent structures set up by AIRD at Longamere primary school in Mvepi, Northern Uganda


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