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Support ICT project for refugee girls in Yida Camp
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Ended Jul 1, 2016

Situation of the Project

Yida camp for Nuba Hills refugees has some of the lowest educational indicators, with education of girls being particularly among the lowest. Only one girl in ten completes primary education and girls comprise just one-third of the secondary school population. Very few girls who do complete primary education continue to secondary school.

There are many barriers (cultural, financial, poor infrastructure/quality) that are preventing girls from going to school.Over 90,0000 Sudanese Nubans now live in Yida refugee camp across the border in South Sudan Over 90,0000 Sudanese Nubans now live in Yida refugee camp across the border in South Sudan

In the Yida Camp for Nuba Hills Refugees where our project is basedit is observed that many families are poor, many women and young girls are illiterate, half-literate. They have no work to do to support their families; even they have no idea to start some business.  After observing this panic situation of the rural poor women and young girls we could understand that there is a need of training on Information Communications Technology, to allow them start their own way of life using ICT.

Backgrond Situation

Yida Camp for Nuba Hills Refugees has the highest rate of women and young girls unemployment. This is mostly caused by illiteracy and no knowledge of Information Communications Technology for most jobs require knowledge of ICT. The lack of knowledge is attributed to no access to ICT since there are no Multi-purpose Information Centers in region.

Grace Secondary School, one of the area where a project will be implemented.

The situation for girls is particularly dire. They are less likely to start school and more likely to drop out. A young girl in Yida refugee camp is three times likelier to die in pregnancy or childbirth than to finish primary school, said the UNESCO report. The shortage of teachers is acute; the ratio of pupils to qualified teachers averages 100:1. Only 12% of teachers are women, another factor discouraging girls from attending schools.

Objectives of the Project

1. To train young girls of Grace Secondary School in ICT development and support: As part of the classes to be provided, the youth shall be trained to know how to upgrade systems and how to maintain programmes.

2. To develop ICT knowledge among young people in Yida Refugee camp. Being exposed to the centres shall benefit the youth in gaining knowledge on ICT. 

3. To provide hands-on education and training on ICT for the users: There shall be computer classes for the users of the centres. In these they will learn the basics of computers with courses that reflect acceptable standards.

4.  To exploit opportunities available in the ICT industry to better meet youth employment. The ICT industry is by far the rapidly growing industry; It has vast opportunities of employment, ranging from typing to programming. Some of the computer courses are provided free online. This project shall seize those opportunities to help the youth with them.

Needs Project shall meet

The women and young girls of Yida Refugee camp shall:

  • Have access to ICT
  • Be trained on ICT usage
  • Be trained on systems development and support
  • Gain knowledge on ICT for the work area.
  • Have more opportunities for employment

Number of people to benefit

 An estimated 5000 women and young girls shall benefit from this project in the first 1 year of operation. This number shall increase with time. These shall be trained to use ICT and develop their skills on ICT. They shall exploit opportunities of self-employment in the industry of ICT.

Project's impact on development

Through this project women and young girls shall be employable. They shall learn to use ICT programmes for many uses. They shall gain training on ICT. Also women and young girls shall discover opportunities of self-employment and entrepreneurship in the ICT industry. This shall have a positive impact in the economy of the country as young people develop their knowledge and use of ICT and be in line with the world on ICT lowering the unemployment and illiteracy of women and young girls in Yida Refugee camp.

Indicators of achievement

  • Increased volume of rural and refugee girls trained in ICT for tracking progress towards the Millennium Development Goals
  • Increased number of Girls in Yida Refugee camp using ICT tools
  • Increased knowledge and evidence available to policy makers of what works to promote girls’ education in South Sudan and Yida refugee camp. 

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