DIRECT BENEFICIARIES 15,000 spectators – all ages
INDIRECT BENEFICIARIES 135,000
- 90,000 spectators family members – average family in settlements = 6 members
- 45,000 people reached by communication and visibility activities
Uganda, now, hosts more than 1.4 million refugees of which about 60% are children and receive simultaneous migratory emergency flows from South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Burundi. South Sudanese refugees are more than 860 thousand and the daily arrival rate remains high while arrivals from the DRC have increased during 2019.
Refugees Project will be performed for 10 times in different refugee communities in northern Uganda and will use circus art as a social action tool. The method changes the way people think and behave. It fascinates and engages the audience, concentrates the attention of viewers and actively draws them into a vivid and interesting experience. It is this ability to touch emotions that allow us to influence attitudes and unlock potential in a way that traditional education cannot.
With a simple narration, we’ll inform beneficiaries about water: its hygiene, the borehole’s management and how to store and use it properly. Also, HIV/AIDS will be covered thanks to the ABC approach – Abstinence, Be faithful and Condoms – plus the importance of testing and following the ARV therapy.
The project relies on the collaboration of UNHCR, the United Nations agency responsible of refugee settlements in northern Uganda for the legal framework, organizing the tour, translation services, mobilizing communities, supervision of the educational messages and communication activities.