FIDA Uganda Partnership
IamSCS is currently at a crucial stage of developing sustainable livelihood initiatives for local groups of female victims of war/women returnees in collaboration with FIDA's Women Advocacy Network (WAN) and local beneficiaries, to ensure that female Victims of war/women returnees in Gulu, Northern Uganda are able to successfully reintegrate into society and provide for themselves and their children.
So far the charity has successfully organised donation events in partnership with FIDA in Gulu, Northern Uganda, at which goods were donated to groups of formerly abducted women/child soldiers based on need. Previous donations included sewing machines, Bitenge (traditional material), food items and other materials necessary for making bags, dolls and elephants which enabled female victims of war/women returnees from Can Rwede Peke group to improve the quality and quantity of their locally sold products and rent a location for products to be made. At the second donation event in July 2016, the charity donated farming equipment, arts & crafts supplies and clothes to various groups of female victims of war /women returnees who had never received any form of help since escaping from the war. The women also performed cultural dances, singing heartfelt songs about their life experiences and were also able to engage in open therapeutic dialogue about mental healing and psychical well-being.
Your Donations Make A Difference
Your contributions to our donation events help us to make a direct impact on the lives of former child soldiers, victims of war and their families.
Your continuous support will help us:
Empower female victims of war/ women returnees by helping purchase much needed items to help them advance in their line of work
Improve the quality and quantity of products made by female victims of war/ women returnees, resulting in more income for them to provide for their families
Create positive spaces for therapeutic dialogue about mental healing and well-being
Raise awareness about mental health and socio-economic issues affecting former child soldiers and victims of war
Organise larger annual events to reach more female victims of war/ women returnees
Build stronger community ties with local groups