The Soma Soma program began as way to bring literacy and art instruction to the children in the communities that were not able to attend school. It was originally called Kusoma na Sanaa or Reading and Art in Swahili. It has evolved into a structured, non-formal education initiative based on successful work done in Lebanon with Syrian Refugees by the Norwegian Refugee Council. By involving community leaders, parents, government schools and local instructors, the program is designed to explore what it takes to get children "school ready" so they can enter the mainstream education process. This innovative 6 month program seeks to explore the most effective ways to get children "school ready" and understand what support systems will be required within the household as well as the communities and schools to assure successful transition for the child.
The Association of Community Based Organizations of Nakivale was created to strengthen the skills of refugee founded and run organizations and to promote collaboration and avoid duplication of services.
Stand for Change and Unity focuses on developing the business and entrepreneurial skills of youth so they can create their own businesses and develop livelihoods in the settlement.
Progress Learning Center was created to provide short-term English language classes for recently arrived refugees to assist them with communication in their new environment.
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