Refugees in Western Uganda receive Keddi support

Dr. Stephen Keddi, the Chief Executive Officer for Keddi foundation, made a humanitarian outreach to Kyaka II refugee camp in Kyegegwa district. During the visit , Dr. Keddi together with his team donated relief items including scholastic materials, relief food and other items worth millions to Angels care school, Kyaka II refugee camp and locals around the district.

While at Angels care school, Keddi encouraged pupils who are mostly from the refugee community to remain focused on studies despite the challenges faced in their journey of education.

“The school has 1,300 pupils and 90% of the them are refugees. Most of these learners go through a lot of challenges to study,” noted Keddi, adding; “Keddi foundation is going to keep encouraging and supporting them where necessary.“

He observed that the school faces challenges including limited space for learners, collapsed buildings, needy Pupils among others.

During his reach out at Kyaka II refugee camp, Keddi delivered the hopeful message of endurance regardless of the war impacts that scattered their families. “Uganda is a very good hospitable country and so peaceful. Keddi foundation is meant to serve humanity and that’s what we are doing to share the little we have with our people,” remarked the CEO.

According to the Director Angels Care School, Pastor Godfrey Byaruhanga, the school started with only 30 pupils but to the call for study with in the refugee community, the number has increased to 1,300 learners.

However, Byaruhanga called for support and intervention from both local and international funders to sustain learners at school. “Being near the refugee community, we face a lot of challenges including no pay of fees from the poor parents, menstrual challenges by girls, among others,” Byaruhanga added.

Pastor applauded Keddi foundation for the humanitarian outreach to support the needy. Jjeni Mwanbu, a Congolese and refugee at Kyaka II settlement also appreciated the support from the foundation.

Located in Kyegegwa district, Kyaka II refugee camp sits on 70 square miles of land. Keddi is expected to traverse the rest of the districts including Kasese, greater Bushenyi, Isingiro among others to extend humanitarian support to the needy communities.

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