The Impact of Young African Refugees for Integral Development (YARID)

Young African Refugees for Integral Development (YARID) is a registered NGO based in Kampala, founded in 2007 by young Congolese refugees living in Uganda.

YARID unites urban refugees through avenues like sports, English classes, and vocational skills training in order to address social issues like ethnic conflicts, unemployment, public health, and lack of access to education. Refugees that YARID serves mainly come from the Great Lakes Region: Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda and Burundi.

Vocational Training in tailoring and craft making support refugee women to learn a new technical skill that will carry them forward into self-sufficiency.

Speaking English is necessary for a urban refugees living in Kampala to successfully integrate into society. YARID offers English classes from non-literate to advanced levels.

Through sports, YARID encourages youth to live a healthy lifestyle by organizing soccer games for physical activity and teaching life skills such as peace building and conflict resolution.

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