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.
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.
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.
- Spedp-Uganda had successfully conducted a nine months training for 40 students in total for both refugees and host communities, with a breakdown of 39 Female and 1 male with a combination of 25 South Sudanese Refugees and 15 Ugandans trained in Tailoring and designing skills most of the refugees where from all the three settlements of Rhino Camp, Imvepi in Arua Districts and Bidibidi in Yumbe Districts.
- 51 student were successfully recruited for these second load of the training in tailoring and designing with a breakdown of 50 female and 1 male with details of 23 Ugandan and 28 south Sudanese and they represented the Settlements of Arua and Yumbe districts in their different zones.
- A number of Government and INGO Offices were visited in the ,month of August for the purpose of future partnership including the two UNHCR Sub-Offices in Yumbe District and Arua District, Spedp-Uganda was able to engage the two heads of Sub-Offices to know what SPEDP-Uganda Program is doing in the Koboko district and which they did in Bidibidi Refugee Settlement with recommendation for inclusion in all coordination meetings at the settlement level also for any future partnership with UNHCR-Uganda.
- Spedp-Uganda have 7 staffs for the Uganda Program and have one tailoring and designing project running with 15 machines and three laptop computers for the Staff, printer and a wireless internet modem.
- Spedp –Uganda have 10 motorbikes, 1 Honda,1 Captain, 1senke, and 7 boxers with mixed conditions of good, fair and bad.