[Emergency assistance for the refugee children from South Sudan in Kenya]

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Last week, JISP’s Country Director returned from Kenya, where we have launched an emergency assistance for South-Sudanese refugee children in the Kalobeyei Settlement in Kakuma. Ms. Yoshida visited the local school, and met with the school headmaster, together with our partner organization, IsraAID Kenya, who will be implementing the project jointly.

The project is funded by Japan Platform, and tackles lack of adequate psychosocial care for the refugee children who are under significant amount of stress.

Under the first phase of the program, a “Child Resource Center”(CRC) will be constructed in the Kalobeyei Settlement.

In the next stage, we will recruit trainees from the refugees residing near the CRC, implement child psychosocial care training sessions, and employ 10 trainees as facilitators. The local facilitators will then provide psychosocial care at the CRC for refugee children.This project is only the initial phase of our long-term initiative to support the refugees to establish a community-based mechanism to provide their children a safe environment.

Overcrowded classroom in the Primary School due to lack of educational facilities in Kalobeyei .
Visit to a similar facility run by IsraAID Kenya in Kakuma Refugee Camp