Support for peace education and development program is a non-governmental organization which is registered in Uganda and operates in refugee settlement of Yumbe and host communities of Yumbe and Koboko Districts that host mostly South Sudanese refugees who fled the country following the December 2013 and the July 2016 conflicts which erupted in Juba.
The European Union Emergency Trust Fund for stability is to address the purposes of the asylum seekers who were displaced in Africa. The project is to implement Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework “CRRF: Inclusive Urban Development and Mobility in the Municipality of Koboko” from November 2020 to December 2022.
The overall EUETF project is to increase the safety and wellbeing of refugees and host communities in Koboko Municipality and to reduce inequalities amid these groups.
Support for Peace and Education Development Programme (SPEDP) has to improve quality livelihood, access to quality services and strengthened inclusion and participation of displaced persons in the economic and social life in urban context across the region.
The EUETF project was to focus on Education and skills development sector had consortium of SPEDP and four civil societies Organizations with PICOT, STAD, CECI and KOCISONET.
SPEDP in Partnership with UNHCR and Officer of Prime Minister were able to train 76 Refugees and Host Community in quality covid-19 preventive face mask importance for both Imvepi and Lobule Refugees settlement. Spedp-Uganda is currently having 65 Students in tailoring and designing in Technical Vocation Education and Training (TVET).The trainees comprised of (58 Female and 07 male with the inclusion of 35 South Sudanese Refugees and 6 Congolese Refugee and 24 host community. Despite COVID-19 pandemic outbreak, SPEDP in partnership with UNHCR, OPM, HADS and Koboko local government responded in preventive measures to hinder and maintained cases of COVID-19 in Lobule Refugees settlement with guidelines from Uganda MoH and WHO to produced 56,000 face mask by trainees trained by SPEDP in Koboko.
SPEPD –Uganda Program have 14 machine for tailoring and 01 Machine for designing, The tailoring project have attracted a number woman and Youth to take part in the skills training in tailoring and designing for both the refugees in all the three settlement of Bidibidi, Rhino Camp and Imvepi including the host communities in Koboko district. There are 40 student’s trained in tailoring and designing, SPEDP-Uganda Program is Planning to graduate the 40 student early in the month September 2019, the month August had been a month where SPEDP-Uganda program was engaged in partnership meetings with different government offices, community leaders, national non-governmental organizations(NNGO) international non-governmental organization(INGO) including the UN-Agencies like the UNHCR.