It has been a difficult, but interesting year. Through our website, our increased activity on social media and the wonderful productions of the DES Film Group, our organization has become better known both inside and outside the camp.
The ongoing effects of COVID on the outside world has reduced the amount of aid available to us in Kakuma. Food shortages continue and all resources are scarce, making it difficult for us to serve our community, especially now that more people are coming to us for help.
Although upheavals continue in our home countries, many of us have learned conflict resolution skills and are enjoying collaborating to create films and organize activities in support of each other. We are also working toward obtaining official status in the hope that once we are registered and recognized, we may be able to access more resources.
We continue to network and build relationships. Most recently, we allied with Women, Disability and Youths Empowerment, another refugee-led Kakuma community group.
Over the coming year, we plan to grow strong bonds with funding organizations who understand our mission and have the means to support it. We remain grateful to Macaco Tamarice, Hélène Montpetit, Morey Bean and Meg Walker for their unfailing support and are eager to welcome those who wish to contribute to our cause or volunteer their knowledge and skills.
Thank you for taking the time to learn about DES and our progress.
Umekuwa mwaka mgumu, lakini wa kuvutia. Kupitia tovuti yetu, shughuli zetu zilizoongezeka kwenye mitandao ya kijamii na uzalishaji mzuri wa Kikundi cha Filamu cha DES, shirika letu limejulikana zaidi ndani na nje ya kambi. Athari zinazoendelea za COVID kwa ulimwengu wa nje zimepunguza kiwango cha misaada inayopatikana kwetu huko Kakuma. Uhaba wa chakula unaendelea na rasilimali zote ni chache, hivyo kuwa vigumu kwetu kuhudumia jamii yetu, hasa sasa ambapo watu wengi zaidi wanakuja kwetu kuomba msaada. Ingawa machafuko yanaendelea katika nchi zetu za nyumbani, wengi wetu tumejifunza ujuzi wa utatuzi wa migogoro na tunafurahia kushirikiana kuunda filamu na kuandaa shughuli za kusaidiana. Pia tunajitahidi kupata hadhi rasmi kwa matumaini kwamba mara tu tutakaposajiliwa na kutambuliwa, tunaweza kupata rasilimali zaidi.
Tunaendelea na mtandao na kujenga mahusiano. Hivi karibuni, tulishirikiana na Uwezeshaji wa Wanawake, Walemavu na Vijana, kikundi kingine cha jamii ya Kakuma kinachoongozwa na wakimbizi. Katika mwaka ujao, tunapanga kukuza dhamana imara na mashirika ya ufadhili ambao wanaelewa dhamira yetu na wana njia za kuunga mkono. Tunaendelea kuwashukuru Macaco Tamarice, Hélène Montpetit, Morey Bean na Meg Walker kwa msaada wao usiofaa na wana hamu ya kuwakaribisha wale ambao wanataka kuchangia kwa sababu yetu au kujitolea maarifa na ujuzi wao. Asante kwa kuchukua muda wa kujifunza kuhusu DES na maendeleo yetu.