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VACATION AND FORMAL EDUCATION

Educational scholarship programs for OVCs and schools from low income areas and slums

Like many urban slums schools in Uganda, couple schools in Kampala need the support of the public, private and NGO sectors. Many lack basic infrastructure including classrooms, student chairs and books. Other schools have a dilapidated infrastructure following many years of neglect and lack of adequate government funding.

Initiative under education program includes:

  • Educational scholarship program for poor especially girl child, disabled, etc
  • Psycho social and spiritual support and counseling program
  • Feeding school children program
  • Structured Vocational training and life skills program

Rafiki Social Vision is seeking partnerships to assist the marginalized and neglected in the areas of classroom construction, provision of textbooks and revision books, construction of school libraries, language improvement initiatives, rehabilitation of dilapidated classrooms and provision of food during periods of drought and famine.

Rafiki Social Vision also seek to create an Education Fund to assist children from needy families that are good performers in school but lacking financial support. In the long term, we also seek to support needy students to achieve their desired level of education and skill in technical training or tertiary education. The organization is particularly concerned with the lack of quality education support for the girl child both at the secondary and tertiary level.

Accelerating Social and access inclusion

Through ICT TRAINING to People with Disabilities, Refugees and vulnerable communities across Uganda.

As the technology becomes more integrated into daily life, social inclusion seems out of reach for Persons with disabilities, Refugees and vulnerable communities. While discrimination may play a role in the lack of consideration for persons with disabilities, so does lack of digital literacy.

People with disabilities, Refugees still face enormous stigma and ignorance. They are often an invisible population, whose worth is unknown to influencers and society at large. Most do not attend school, which limits their access to ICT that could lead to social and access inclusion.

While cultural differences across our organization bring rich diversity, they make it hard to leverage our potential.

Learning how to send an email or a message on social media is essential today, and while most pick up those skills on their own, persons with disabilities and refugees are often never exposed to them hence creating technological intellectual gap.

Many Refugees still face a number of barriers to owning and using mobile phones, including cost, network quality and coverage.  The solution doesn’t lie in simply increasing mobile phone ownership; it lies in collaboration between governments, mobile operators and third parties to educate and train the population in camps with digital and coding skills.

We take Python software training modules to learners in Refugee Camps, Universities, and learning centers and establish permanent presence, develop Python training curriculum with them and form a Python user group.

At the end of each training we encourage learners to develop ICT solutions that can solve problems around their communities using skills acquired.

We set up a safe space for children and adults with intellectual and physical disability to provide access to ICT and digital literacy learning platforms which are powerful tools in supporting educational inclusion but more importantly social inclusion. Our training and mentorship labs are designed to accommodate between 4 to 6 learners per session.

Digitalectual Initiative

This service tier initiative aim is to integrate ICTs program with people with intellectual and physical disability with core mission of increasing and improving social inclusion and interaction for children and adults with intellectual disability in this ever evolving digital world.