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My name is Cindy Kalita. You are welcome to read this special Edition of the “Story of Hope” series as part of the European Commission’s & AGA KHAN UNIVERSITY, GRADUATE SCHOOL OF MEDIA AND COMMUNICATIONS (AKU-GSMC) in collaboration with Peace Journalism Foundation’s Voice for peace and Development & Uganda Refugee Online News-RON. Throughout this project we will be documenting inspiring stories of individuals who made a living during Covid-19 Lockdown and movement Restrictions. 

In this first Edition, Ms. Ruth Atim highlights stories of 2 Ugandan Teachers, who made a living out of a tough situation with one teacher abandoning teaching for a more profitable baking, while the other teacher has dipped her foot to juggle between baking and teaching.

And from Kenya, Asmahan Mohammed documented how Online Streaming Services (OSS) flourished in the pandemic.

As Asmahan reports, like in many East African countries, Kenyans middle income earners suffered greatly after thousands lost their jobs. A negative impact which turned teacher Peter to establish and now become one of the most sought after OSS Company in Nairobi.

Online Streaming Services Thrive in the Pandemic

‘Businesses that flourished during the pandemic’ By Asmahan Mohammed. The dawn of the Covid-19 pandemic in Kenya close to 2 years ago had ripple effects to the lives of Kenyans especially the middle income and working class urban dwellers as thousands of people lost their jobs. Businesses such as private schools closed shop during the…

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Fleeing from War and only to die in domestic violence

‘Refugee man dies in a Domestic Conflict’ By Alex Pithua EDITED By Gloria Laker Aciro-ADIIKI @GloriaLKaker +256788368386 PALABEK Cases of domestic violence continue to rise across Uganda. Poverty, land wrangles and adultery are some of the major reasons Ugandan police sights for the increase. The situation worsened during Covid-19 lockdowns and restrictions. The silent domestic…

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Man donates land for tree planting in refugee community to mitigate climate change in settlement areas

As Alex Pithua EDITED By Gloria Laker Aciro-ADIIKI @GloriaLKaker +256788368386 ARUA “This is a new and under reported approach to woe communities into tree planting. Development partners in the West Nile region have embarked on engaging the community themselves in donating land for tree planting. For example the donation of 10 acres of land by…

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Hope as Refugee Man re-gains Vision after 27 years of Blindness.

By Dramadri Federick EDITED By Gloria Laker Aciro-ADIIKI @GloriaLKaker +256788368386 ARUA Limited access to eye care services most often prevents persons with eye complications from accessing proper medical attention in Uganda’s struggling economy. However, a number of times non-governmental organizations, the corporate entity, charity and visiting medical professions a number of times organize health camps…

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Lives of Refugees

Hello there, Anna Atto here! Read our latest edition of lives of Refugees in Uganda by our refugees and host community reporters. In this edition, Alex Pithua shades light on an under reported environmental story of a Ugandan peasant who gave his 10 acres of land to development partners. Tree planting in refugee communities is…

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