Although we have existed and been active in the Kakuma Refugee Camp since 2018, despite the challenges we encounter every day, our community-based group has grown even more over the course of the past year.
From our child program to our initiatives to support small businesses and encourage more self-sufficiency in our community, there is much to be proud of.
We will continue to bring together camp residents from all countries and tribes to overcome the hardships that we share.
As a united community, we can take better care of our children, give our youths the means to secure a better future, nurture the strength and resilience of our women and help our men find renewed joy and purpose as positive contributors to family and community life.
Ingawa tumekuwepo na tumekuwa hai katika Kambi ya Wakimbizi ya Kakuma tangu 2018, kikundi chetu cha kijamii kimeongezeka zaidi katika kipindi cha mwaka uliopita licha ya changamoto tunazokabiliana nazo kila siku.
Kuanzia mpango wetu wa watoto hadi mipango yetu ya kusaidia biashara ndogo ndogo na kuhimiza kujitosheleza zaidi katika jamii yetu, kuna mengi ya kujivunia.
Tutaendelea kuwaleta pamoja wakaazi wa kambi kutoka nchi na makabila yote ili kuondokana na magumu tunayoshiriki.
Kama jumuiya iliyoungana, tunaweza kutunza watoto wetu vizuri zaidi, kuwapa vijana wetu njia za kupata maisha bora ya baadaye, kukuza nguvu na uthabiti wa wanawake wetu na kuwasaidia wanaume wetu kupata furaha na kusudi jipya kama wachangiaji chanya katika maisha ya familia na jamii.
People from all over Africa have migrated to Kakuma. Accordingly, our community is comprised of people who speak several different languages. Since Swahili and English are the two main languages spoken in the camp and in Kenya, DES holds classes to teach these languages to residents.
Programu ya Lugha
Kakuma. Kwa hivyo, jamii yetu inajumuisha watu wanaozungumza lugha kadhaa tofauti. Kwa kuwa Kiswahili na Kiingereza ndizo lugha kuu mbili zinazozungumzwa katika kambi hiyo na nchini Kenya, DES huwa na madarasa ya kuzifundisha kwa wakazi.
Tailoring and Sewing Program
In 2020, we arranged training in tailoring and sewing for 24 women residing in the camp. There were two successive cohorts of 12 women each being trained over 6 months. Several of these women have gone on to start their own small businesses and now provide a better quality of life for their families.
Programu ya Ushonaji na Kushona
Mwaka huu, tulipanga mafunzo ya ushonaji na kushona kwa wanawake 24 wanaoishi kambini. Kulikuwa na vikundi viwili mfululizo vya wanawake 12 kila mmoja akifundishwa zaidi ya miezi 6. Baadhi ya wanawake hawa wameendelea kuanzisha biashara zao ndogo na sasa wanapeana maisha bora kwa familia zao.
Loan Circle And Small Business Financing
The women formed a group that collected money from its members and used it to support each other’s business start-ups. Each month, at least one woman obtained enough money to begin her business. During the months when sufficient funds were collected, the group provided funding for two members.
Mzunguko wa Mkopo na Fedha za Biashara Ndogo
Wanawake waliunda kikundi ambacho kilikusanya pesa kutoka kwa washiriki wake na kuzitumia kuunga mkono kuanzisha biashara. Kila mwezi, angalau mwanamke mmoja alipata pesa za kutosha kuanza biashara yake. Wakati wa miezi wakati fedha za kutosha zilikusanywa, kikundi kilitoa ufadhili kwa washiriki wawili.
Conflict Resolution and Leadership Training
Ms. Macaco Tamerice has been training our community in leadership and conflict resolution. This is important in the context of the camp because there are people from different countries and different tribes within each country. Since some have been fighting for a very long time, conflict resolution skills promote more peaceful relationships.
Utatuzi wa Migogoro na Mafunzo ya Uongozi
Bi Macaco Tamerice amekuwa akifundisha jamii yetu katika uongozi na utatuzi wa mizozo. Hii ni muhimu katika muktadha wa kambi kwa sababu kuna watu kutoka nchi tofauti na makabila tofauti ndani ya kila nchi. Kwa kuwa wengine wamekuwa wakipigana kwa muda mrefu sana, ujuzi wa kusuluhisha mizozo unakuza uhusiano wa amani zaidi.
Permaculture And Syntropic Agroforestry Training
DES has established a permaculture garden and is now growing food in the camp. We trained some community members on how to maintain the garden. Community members can now obtain free vegetables which improves their nutrition and their health.
Mafunzo ya Kilimo cha Permaculture na Syntropic Agroforestry
DES imeanzisha bustani ya kilimo cha mimea na sasa inakua chakula kambini. Tulifundisha wanajamii wengine juu ya jinsi ya kutunza bustani. Wanajamii sasa wanaweza kupata mboga za bure ambazo zinaboresha lishe yao na afya zao.
Women And Girls’ Support Groups And Mentorship
In June 2021, Mr. Ronen Geffen began holding community meetings during which he heard the concerns of the community. This led to the creation of a mentorship and support program that sees mature women discussing issues and supporting young women in the community.
Vikundi vya Usaidizi wa Wanawake na Wasichana na Ushauri
Mnamo Juni 2021, Bwana Ronen Geffen alianza kufanya mikutano ya jamii wakati ambapo alisikia kero za jamii. Hii ilisababisha kuundwa kwa mpango wa ushauri na msaada ambao unaona wanawake waliokomaa wakijadili maswala na kusaidia wanawake wadogo katika jamii.
Men’s Documentary Filming
Thanks to Mr. Ronen Geffen’s kind gift of a camera and tripod, a vibrant activity that engages increasing numbers of camp residents was created. The DES film group focuses on educating the community on the realities of life in the camp and on how to overcome the challenges specific to our situations.
Our first film, entitled Never Give Up, was released at the end of 2021. It has helped increase our membership and made it possible for us to shoot a second production. Focusing on sexual and gender-based violence, this new project is entitled Stop Early Marriage.
This is currently our most popular activity. We are raising funds to purchase a second camera, lighting equipment, a boom/microphone, a computer for editing, a reflector, as well as a large screen to show the film in the community. We are also looking for experienced people who can provide training in camera work, acting, film editing and beat/sound editing.
Filamu za Hati za Wanaume
Shukrani kwa zawadi ya aina ya Bwana Ronen Geffen ya kamera na tripod, shughuli yenye nguvu ambayo inahusisha idadi kubwa ya wakazi wa kambi iliundwa. Kikundi cha filamu cha DES kinalenga kuelimisha jamii juu ya hali halisi ya maisha katika kambi na jinsi ya kuondokana na changamoto maalum kwa hali zetu.
Filamu yetu ya kwanza, iliyopewa jina la Never Give Up, ilitolewa mwishoni mwa 2021. Imesaidia kuongeza uanachama wetu na kufanya iwezekanavyo kwa sisi kupiga uzalishaji wa pili. Kuzingatia unyanyasaji wa kijinsia na kijinsia, mradi huu mpya unaitwa Stop Early Marriage.
Kwa sasa hii ni shughuli yetu maarufu zaidi. Tunaongeza fedha za kununua kamera ya pili, vifaa vya taa, boom / kipaza sauti, kompyuta kwa uhariri, kutafakari, pamoja na skrini kubwa ya kuonyesha filamu katika jamii. Pia tunatafuta watu wenye ujuzi ambao wanaweza kutoa mafunzo katika kazi ya kamera, kaimu, uhariri wa filamu na uhariri wa kupiga / sauti.
Children’s Welfare Program – Day Care Services
Once we realized that certain children were locked up in their homes while their parents were out working, we instituted a day care program. The children who attend are given food and drink. They are washed and taken to hospital if they get sick. They are also taught counting, reading, writing, and other skills. The children in our care are protected and safe. Those who have started their primary education are doing well in school.
Mpango wa ustawi wa watoto
Huduma za Utunzaji wa Siku
Mara tulipotambua kwamba watoto fulani walikuwa wamefungiwa nyumbani kwao wazazi wao walipokuwa nje ya kazi, tulianzisha programu ya kuwalea watoto mchana. Watoto wanaohudhuria hupewa chakula na vinywaji. Wanaoshwa na kupelekwa hospitali ikiwa wagonjwa. Pia wanafundishwa kuhesabu, kusoma, kuandika n.k. Watoto tunaowalea wanalindwa, salama na walioanza elimu ya msingi.
We conduct play therapy to make children feel happy and to encourage them to speak about their difficult experiences. Through this, we are in a position to provide counselling for those who have suffered trauma. Play therapy also helps us discover their talents and abilities. Our counselling sessions have helped many children make constructive changes.
Tiba ya Cheza
Tunafanya tiba ya kucheza ili kuwafanya watoto wajisikie furaha na kuwahimiza kuzungumza kuhusu uzoefu wao mgumu. Kupitia hili, tuko katika nafasi ya kutoa ushauri kwa wale ambao wamepatwa na kiwewe. Tiba ya kucheza pia hutusaidia kugundua vipaji na uwezo wao. Vipindi vyetu vya ushauri vimesaidia watoto wengi kufanya mabadiliko yenye kujenga.
We implemented the football academy so that unaccompanied minors, separated, vulnerable and other children of both sexes could be trained for career development and to help bring out the hidden talents of the children. Participants in the program benefit physically and psychologically.
Mpango wa Soka
Tulitekeleza akademi ya soka ili watoto wasiofuatana, waliotenganishwa, walio katika mazingira magumu na watoto wengine wa jinsia zote wapate mafunzo kwa ajili ya maendeleo ya kazi na kusaidia kuibua vipaji vilivyofichika vya watoto. Washiriki katika mpango huo wanafaidika kimwili na kisaikolojia.
Caring For Our Environment And Community Safety
In 2020, we instituted a program to clean the camp environment to prevent diseases and promote good hygiene. We also did road repair to prevent accidents. The camp is located in a desert and temperatures are quite hot. Since trees provide shade and tend to cool down the environment, we planted a few. In time, we hope they will improve conditions. However, in 2021, lack of water and tools have meant that we have had to stop our tree planting and road repair activities.
Kutunza mazingira yetu na usalama wa jamii
Katika 2020, tuanzisha mpango wa kusafisha mazingira ya kambi ili kuzuia magonjwa na kukuza usafi mzuri. Pia tulifanya matengenezo ya barabara ili kuzuia ajali. Kambi iko katika jangwa na joto ni moto sana. Kwa kuwa miti hutoa kivuli na huwa na baridi chini ya mazingira, tulipanda chache. Baada ya muda, tunatumaini wataboresha hali. Hata hivyo, mwaka 2021, ukosefu wa maji na zana umemaanisha kwamba tumelazimika kusitisha shughuli zetu za upandaji miti na ukarabati wa barabara.
Connecting With The World
In 2021, DES provided Internet access to camp residents. This made online meetings and classes available and allowed people to research various topics. An average of 40 users were served every day.
Kuunganisha na Ulimwengu
Katika 2021, DES ilitoa upatikanaji wa mtandao kwa wakazi wa kambi. Hii ilifanya mikutano ya mtandaoni na madarasa kupatikana na kuruhusu watu kutafiti mada mbalimbali. Wastani wa watumiaji wa 40 hutumiwa kila siku.