URCS LAUNCHES THE KEEP A GIRL IN SCHOOL CAMPAIGN

URCS in collaboration with the Ministry of Education and Sports on the 28th March
launched a Country wide initiative dubbed“Keep A Girl in School”
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  • URCS Vision
    URCS Vision Posted, 01 November 2018 | Charity

    To fulfill the URCS mandate and obligation in delivering quality and sustainable humanitarian assistance

  • URCS Mission
    URCS Mission Posted, 01 November 2018 | Charity

    To be partner of choice in Uganda in Saving lives, Supporting Livelihoods and Promoting human dignity

  • Our Core Values
    Our Core Values Posted, 11 January 2018 | Charity

    These are based on the seven Principles of the Movement. The core values are:

    Open mindedness, Responsive, Integrity/Transparency/Stewardship, Responsible Democracy ...read more

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Uganda Red Cross launches campaign to support a girl child stay in school.

Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS) in collaboration with the Ministry of Education and Sports on the 28th March launched a Country wide initiative dubbed“Keep A Girl in School” aimed at improving Menstrual Health Management among primary and secondary school going adolescent girls and young women. The event was hosted by Mackay Memorial College – Nateete, one of the model schools in Rubaga division, Kampala. The initiative under the theme; Empowered Girls, Empowered Mothers, Empowered Communities,is championed by the Uganda Red Cross goodwill ambassadors, who are Volunteers and friends of the Uganda Red Cross. They are passionate about the plight of the girlchild and societal well-being. The team is comprised of role models and dignified mothers in the country with a track record of spearheading impactful community health interventions like the “Mama bag/kits” distribution that contributed to the improvement of birth preparedness, hence arresting maternal mortality in Northern Uganda during the post LRA insurgency. While officiating at the campaign launch, the Minister of Education and Sports- Hon. Janet Kataha Museveni said the Ministry has implemented a number of interventions aimed at improving Menstrual Health Management among adolescent girls especially those in primary and secondary schools. Key among these being;

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Uganda Red Cross, Everton FC use sports therapy to support the psychosocial wellbeing of vulnerable communities in West Nile, Northern Uganda.

Through their CSR arm (Everton in the Community), Everton FC in March 2018 signed a memorandum of understanding with partners in the West Nile Consortium that included Uganda Red Cross Society and Onduparaka FC to use Sports to support the refugees and hosting communities in West Nile, Northern Uganda. The Uganda Red Cross supports refugees by providing humanitarian assistance, protection and psychosocial wellbeing. Working with Onduparaka FC, a West Nile prominent local football team, popular and supported by many local people has helped to mobilize for the involvement and participation of the hosting community to be part of the football clinic. This week, Everton in the Community mobilized resources to start a well packaged week long coaching Clinic for 40 trainees who are being trained as Coaches. These coaches will in turn become community coaches and will bring together the different communities they represent to play football. Among these trainees are refugees who will bring the refugee communities from different West Nile refugee settlements to play football as part of psychosocial therapy for those affected by effects of war and trauma. “We thank Everton for the support that has enabled us to bring together all these people.

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Meet Kennedy and Stella, a love story that has stood a test of refugee life

Being a refugee might be one of life’s biggestchallenges. It comes with a lot of deprivations, trauma and other limitations. Thousands of refugees in the world go hungry, others just fall sick and die, any are killed by the stress and circumstances while stress and boredom linger on majority. Everyone cherishes being in their home country, peaceful, working studying and have a happy family life. For many years, South Sudan has been raging with war and this has pushed over a million refugees into Uganda. Despite Uganda’s friendly refugee policy, these still stay in settlements, with a small chunk of land, only a few household items, and still get food rations. Life is generally not a bed of roses. The situation however, is quite differentfor this young, enthusiastic and visibly happy family of four in village 6,Imvepi refugee settlement, in Nnorthern Uganda. KennedyMetaloro 27, lives with his wife StellaOnesta, 24 years old and their two daughters; Patricia- 3years and Gloria, (2 years), in their grass thatched house in the settlement. On seeing us approach their home, the two beamed with smiles and excitement as they welcomed us into their home with open hands.

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Uganda Red Cross supports refugees from Democratic Republic of Congo

The Effects of inter-communal violence that broke out in Ituri region of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in December 2017 resulted into mass displacement and population movement of people from the DRC to Uganda. Uganda has since opened boarders and started receiving refugees through the Lake Albert in Sebagoro (Hoima district), South Western border points in Ishasa&Butogota (Kanungu district), Nteko&Bunagana (Kisoro district) and lately Kanara (Ntoroko district) as well as the West Nile region unofficial border points through Zombo district. Since December 18th 2017, Uganda has received 29,292 refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo (UNHCR Updates, February 9th, 2018). Of late, Uganda receives about 5,260 refugees per day which has proved an overwhelming influx to contain at such a time. This crisis has severely stretched the capacity of Uganda’s refugee centers and constrained the country in terms of providing social services, food, health, education, and water and sanitation services among others to the refugees considering that already Uganda has been receiving refugees from South Sudan. Uganda Red Cross through its mandate joined the UNHCR and Government of Uganda to support the refugee influx especially to the most vulnerable. “We work closely with government local structures to receive and register refugees at some entry points, (conducting first level registration, crowd control) we are implementing Sanitation, Hygiene and Health promotion activities in the camps, Psychosocial support and Community Engagement and Accountability initiatives through the IFRC Disaster Response Emergency Fund (DREF). We also provide tracing services to restore broken family links and give chance for separated family members to reunite and live together happily.” Robert Kwesiga, Uganda Red Cross Secretary General.

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Jun2018

Goat Rearing Sustaining Sabina’s Household in Abim District, North Eastern Uganda

Goat Rearing Sustaining Sabina’s Household in Abim District, North Eastern Uganda

Family members with goats under their care Sabina Menhya, 40, beams with a smile as she receives us in her home. She is a mother 10 children between 2 to...

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Oct2018

Uganda Red Cross takes relief to families affected in the Bududa landslides

Uganda Red Cross takes relief to families affected in the Bududa landslides

Hon. Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda handing over some of the relief items from Red cross Uganda Red Cross with support from the Belgian Red Cross have been among the first...

19
Oct2018

Uganda Red Cross launches emergency appeal to support Bududa landslide victims.

Uganda Red Cross launches emergency appeal to support Bududa landslide victims.

Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS) on 17th October launched an appeal to the general public to raise 1.2 Billion shillings to support victims of the Bududa landslides and other neighboring...

14
Dec2018

Communication as Aid; Using music and drama to disseminate Ebola prevention messages in Kabarole district, South Western Uganda.

Communication as Aid; Using music and drama to disseminate Ebola prevention  messages in Kabarole district, South Western Uganda.

A scene from the play portryaing the safe and diginified bruial (SDB) process As Ebola remains a major health threat Uganda, a number of preparedness interventions have been put in...

18
Jan2019

Road users sensitized about road safety

Road users sensitized about road safety

Road users sensitized about road safety ahead of the festive season. Road users sensitized about road safety ahead of the festive season. This is a very dangerous season on the...

18
Jan2019

Using Community Based Surveillance to improve early detection of Ebola

Using Community Based Surveillance to improve early detection of Ebola

Using Community Based Surveillance to improve early detection of Ebola outbreak in western Uganda There is no one who understands a community better than its own members. Community challenges are...

23
Mar2019

Uganda Red Cross, Everton FC use sports therapy to support the psychosocial wellbeing

Uganda Red Cross, Everton FC use sports therapy to support the psychosocial wellbeing

Coach trainees being supervised by Tackle Africa's Coach Catherine. Uganda Red Cross, Everton FC use sports therapy to support the psychosocial wellbeing of vulnerable communities in West Nile, Northern Uganda....

09
Apr2019

Uganda Red Cross launches campaign to support a girl child stay in school

Uganda Red Cross launches campaign to support a girl child stay in school

Students of Mackay Memorial during a presentation at the launch Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS) in collaboration with the Ministry of Education and Sports on the 28th March launched a...

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Goat Rearing Sustaining Sabina’s Household in Abim District, North Eastern Uganda

Goat Rearing Sustaining Sabina’s Household in Abim District, North Eastern Uganda

Friday, 08 June 2018 15:34

Family members with goats under their care Sabina Menhya, 40, beams with a smile as she receives us in her home. She is a mother 10 children between 2 to...

Uganda Red Cross takes relief to families affected in the Bududa landslides

Uganda Red Cross takes relief to families affected in the Bududa landslides

Friday, 19 October 2018 03:13

Hon. Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda handing over some of the relief items from Red cross Uganda Red Cross with support from the Belgian Red Cross have been among the first...

Uganda Red Cross launches emergency appeal to support Bududa landslide victims.

Uganda Red Cross launches emergency appeal to support Bududa landslide victims.

Friday, 19 October 2018 13:03

Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS) on 17th October launched an appeal to the general public to raise 1.2 Billion shillings to support victims of the Bududa landslides and other neighboring...

Communication as Aid; Using music and drama to disseminate Ebola prevention  messages in Kabarole district, South Western Uganda.

Communication as Aid; Using music and drama to disseminate Ebola prevention messages in Kabarole district, South Western Uganda.

Friday, 14 December 2018 08:38

A scene from the play portryaing the safe and diginified bruial (SDB) process As Ebola remains a major health threat Uganda, a number of preparedness interventions have been put in...

Road users sensitized about road safety

Road users sensitized about road safety

Friday, 18 January 2019 09:51

Road users sensitized about road safety ahead of the festive season. Road users sensitized about road safety ahead of the festive season. This is a very dangerous season on the...

Using Community Based Surveillance to improve early detection of Ebola

Using Community Based Surveillance to improve early detection of Ebola

Friday, 18 January 2019 10:40

Using Community Based Surveillance to improve early detection of Ebola outbreak in western Uganda There is no one who understands a community better than its own members. Community challenges are...

Uganda Red Cross, Everton FC use sports therapy to support the psychosocial wellbeing

Uganda Red Cross, Everton FC use sports therapy to support the psychosocial wellbeing

Saturday, 23 March 2019 07:55

Coach trainees being supervised by Tackle Africa's Coach Catherine. Uganda Red Cross, Everton FC use sports therapy to support the psychosocial wellbeing of vulnerable communities in West Nile, Northern Uganda....

Uganda Red Cross launches campaign to support a girl child stay in school

Uganda Red Cross launches campaign to support a girl child stay in school

Tuesday, 09 April 2019 08:13

Students of Mackay Memorial during a presentation at the launch Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS) in collaboration with the Ministry of Education and Sports on the 28th March launched a...

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P.O. Box 494, Kampala Uganda.
Tel:     (256) 414 258701
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Email: sgurcs@redcrossug.org

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