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Photo: Dr. Martina C. Fuchs, RMF Founder/CEO, making new friends at the Lwala, Kenya Community Hospital, October 1, 2011
We are so grateful to all our friends, supporters and teams around the world and wish everyone a fantastic 2012!
Having wrapped up another successful we want to pause and say a huge THANK YOU to all of you who supported our work in 2011. You have helped us achieve so much, and we give our deep thanks to everyone for your generosity and support!
Our Vocational Training Center at Kiryandongo is now entering it’s third month of training, and all the students are very involved and excited by the classes and their future prospects. The Hairdressing and Tailoring classes are in full swing and very well recieved so far.
Some recent photos below of our hairdressing students in action at the new Vocational Center located within the Kiryandongo Refugee Settlement.
In recognition of today’s World Refugee Day, we would like to highlight our work with refugees in Uganda and the overall plight of more than 40 million uprooted people around the world. With conflict and natural disasters escalating in many countries, finding new homes and allowing refugees to restart their lives is increasingly difficult.
Real Medicine Foundation (RMF) supplies the Kiryandongo Refugee Settlement in Uganda, a home to more than 26,000 Sudanese, Kenyan, Congolese and internally displaced Ugandans, with something rarely found at refugee camps; HOPE. Providing this hope to Kiryandongo by supporting the healthcare, education and vocational support of its residents. We have been working with Kiryandongo since 2008 through a grant from the World Children’s Fund and other individual donations and in collaboration with UNHCR and the Ugandan Office of the Prime Minister.
On the 24th of September, Charles Naku, our Project Coodinator for Uganda, picked up 750 pairs of donated Crocs sandals in Kampala to deliver to the men, women and children at the Kiryadongo Refugee Settlement. Through our partners in Uganda, the World Children’s Fund and a container of generously donated Croc’s sandles in all sizes, we were able to provide some of the refugees with much needed new footwear.
Dispute over results of the 2007 Kenyan presidential election resulted in widespread demonstrations and ethnic violence. Tragically, over 300,000 people were displaced and as many as 12,000 Kenyans made their way into neighboring Uganda to find shelter in refugee camps.
One specific need among the refugee population was treatment for the psychological effects of trauma, and RMF was quick to get on the ground and assist, bringing acupuncture services to camps. Black Irish movie full
Recent studies suggest that acupuncture may be as effective as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for psychological conditions. “Acupuncture is a proven, easily transportable, and cost-effective healthcare tool,” says Megan Yarberry, RMF’s Team Whole Health Project Coordinator “We’re hoping to provide support and healing to hundreds of people each day.”
This last December RMF visited the Kiryandongo Refugee Settlement and found the acupuncture program thriving.
Judah Yarberry is a 9 year old from Hilo, Hawaii. Since he was 6 years old he has been traveling with his mother to East Africa where she does relief work with RMF. He shares his experiences here. The Snows of Kilimanjaro film
The last few days have been spent organizing and giving out the school supplies. Charles, Joan, and Susan went with me to give out the supplies and toys in Village 1 (the camp has different villages in it). We walked from house to house (really, they were mud huts and old UNHCR tents), through the corn and other crop fields. We saw an ibis standing on the road, and our guide said there were black mambas in between the cornstalks: that made us all scream!
Bathory hd All the kids were so happy to get the school supplies, and each kid was given a sticker. The kids who were too young to get school supplies got 2 stickers. When we came back to Maga Maga (where the acupuncture training was), I gave things to my soccer buddies. It was a free-for-all because they were so excited they were asking for seconds, and crowding me. Finally Beth had to pull me out and take me to the matatu.
Judah Yarberry is a 9 year old from Hilo, Hawaii. Since he was 6 years old he has been traveling with his mother to East Africa where she does relief work with RMF. He shares his experiences here.
The Planets psp Last week, we were in Tororo. I really enjoyed seeing my friends, the neighborhood kids around Mama Kevina school. When we walked toward the school, all the kids who remembered me from last year came running, saying “Jude, Jude!” They call me Jude, which is the name of their primary school, the St. Jude Primary school.
They took me over to their village, and showed me a kitten that I had gotten last year. It is pretty big now. We went into the soccer field, and it was nearly night, but the good thing about that is that there were a lot of frogs, and we caught a bunch of them.