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JPIIJPC aims to improve health and education sector and the performance of small businesses through the installation of Solar Energy at 4 Health Centres, 4 Schools (each with 4 computer classes constructed and equipped) and 4 Business Hubs at Bidibidi Refugee Settlement.
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Read the project in Portuguese here Resumo do projeto em portugues
Read the project in Italian here Project summary in Italian (1)
Read the project in Spanish here Project Summary in Spanish
JPIIJPC COVID-19 Intervention
COVID-19 continues to roar and cause havoc in the different parts of the world, destroying normal living people. Education, businesses, health, sports, transport and other important elements of the society being disrupted due to the pandemic. Consequently, Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) and UNHCR called upon all the partners to join hands in the fight against the virus. Therefore, just like during the first wave, JPIIJPC with the support of Diocese of Rottenburg Stuttgart, has intervened to prevent the spread of the virus during the second wave in Bidibidi and Imvepi refugee settlements. JPIIJPC purchased and distributed hygienic materials (sanitizers, face masks, water containers, water stands, and liquid soaps) and created awareness on prevention of COVID-19 among the refugees and host communities. The Centre believes that the intervention will contribute to COVID-19 free Imvepi and Bidibidi refugee settlements and host community, increased awareness and behavioral change among the refugees and host communities on practices which could lead to the spread of COVID-19.
Curbing the effect of COVID-19 on refugees and host communities.
The project “Curbing the effect of COVID-19 on refugees and host communities” is being implemented by JPIIJPC AND CCLAS in Zone 3, Bidibidi Settlement and host community, with the support of CRVPF. The intervention aims to promote resilient and economically empowered youth in Bidibidi Zone 3 refugee settlement and host community amidst COVID-19 pandemic. JPIIJPC has so far built the capacity of the youth on project planning and management, targeting 60 selected beneficiaries from the settlement and host community. The training focused on the safety net for beneficiaries to engage in the economic activity to address their social needs. They were trained on project management and sustainability, group formation and dynamics, leadership and constitutionalism, Records keeping and meeting procedures. All these aims at ensuring that the beneficiaries are strengthened with financial and saving culture as a way to start income generating activities which shall build resilience of beneficiaries and increase income. The income generating activities will provide the members with financial security and reduce future risks of abuses in their communities.
1) Promotion of Social Cohesion among South Sudan Refugees and with the hosting Communities in Bidibidi and Imvepi Settlements
JPIIJPC continues to promote peaceful coexistence between the refugees and the hosting communities in Arua Diocese, particularly Imvepi and Bidibidi Settlements. To achieve the objective of “Engineering the generation and documentation of pro peace and reconciliation films, music, dance and drama”, in march 2021, the Centre conducted the activity of Shooting/producing films, documentaries and Music, dance and drama videos. The filmed drama and play activities covered a number of important community issues like; early marriage, gender discrimination, cheating, stealing, disunity, peace, diversity, drug abuse, GBV, tribal conflict and abortion, among other important issues. The Centre believes that, its intervention to promote peace through MDD will advance peace and help resolve issues of conflict within the settlements and hosting communities.
2) Inter Communities Peace and Reconciliation Dialogue for Peaceful Co-Existence Between the Host Community and the Refugees on Attitude of Youth towards supporting their Parents in a Covid 19 Period.
In order to achieve the objective of “Conducting community peace education in transforming the mind-sets that promote conflict, division and war” JPIIJPC conducted an “Inter Communities Peace and Reconciliation Dialogue for Peaceful Co-Existence Between the Host Community and the Refugees on Attitude of Youth towards supporting their Parents in a Covid 19 Period”. The activity was conducted in Bidibidi Settlement Zone 3.
The main aim of the dialogue was to have peaceful reconciliations at the grass root level so as to attain collaborative networks for peaceful co-existence between the host community and the refugees and also between the youth and their families during this COVID-19 Pandemic. it aimed at finding a suitable solution to the challenges that are accruing between the youth and their families fuelled by the outbreak of COVID-19 in the settlement. Major issues discussed include drug abuse, early pregnancy, defilement, stealing, among other potential conflict sparking acts in the settlement and host communities.
On 8th February 2021, the world celebrated, International day of Prayer and Awareness against Human Trafficking (ST. Josephine Bakhita). JPIIJPC held a press conference to highlight the status oh human trafficking in Uganda.
JPIIJPC in partnership with the Uganda Episcopal Conference (Uganda Catholic Secretariat) with the support of Wheaton Franciscan Sisters (WFS) Ministry Fund started the implementation of the project titled “Combating Human Trafficking in Uganda” on 11th November 2020. The project aims to combat human trafficking and any form of slavery in Uganda. See more…
JPIIJPC Strategic Plan 2019 – 2022
This is the third Strategic Plan (SP) of John Paul II Justice and Peace Centre. It succeeds the second strategic plan, developed in 2015 and will end in December 2018. It reflects the goal of the Centre, namely the pursuit of a just and peaceful society in Uganda. Like most Strategic Plans, therefore, it is a tool for advancement of the mission and goal of the Centre, providing useful direction for attainment of its objectives. The Strategic Plan reflects a pastoral context that calls for more boldness in confronting the array of political, economic and social issues affecting the country. It highlights the variety of actions to be taken by the Centre, and with other stakeholders, to influence positive change for all.