Who We Are
UR MEDIA & TV
Partnering to build a better world
UMOJA REFUGEE GROUP is a registered, non-profit refugee-led organization (RLO) that is uplifting/changing lives of the less privileged refugees’ families and vulnerable local hosts in urban setup, Nairobi.
Umoja Refugee Group’s governance structure includes
- A board of management led by a chairperson
- Operations ‘team(staff) led by An executive director
Women take up to 60% of the roles in the management and executive.
We believe that “refugee issues cannot be sufficiently resolved without the inclusion of refugees at the decision-making table”. and this is possible through empowering RLOs to implement community projects as the direct impacting stakeholders on the ground.
Areas of focus
URC takes its focus on empowering refugee women, children, elderlies and the differently abled persons by applying Self-reliance- based programs, by promoting mental health care and education.
We also takes action in advocacy by promoting, striving to address and speak out for equal access to oopportunities to better lives of the most marginalized and less privileged persons.
— Our Mission
To uplift the needy for sustainable self-reliance
— Our Vision
Building a self-empowered community through the power of harmony and creative optimism
— Our Goal
To instill in everyone’s mind-set to maintain a good practice of self-reliance standards for families ‘sustainability via procreative activities and skills development
Our milestone by years
The CBO has been supporting more than 500 needy families from different localities of Nairobi for containing and overcoming corona virus’ effects. The said families were supported with consistent foodstuffs stock, sanitizers, and masks for 13 months from February of 2020. This has been possible due to our workforce teamwork. Thanks to our partners: Local Government, AMETIS and SHAMAS RUGBY FOUNDATION, and other stakeholders. During the same period counselling program was initiated and around 32 individuals, 8 families, 6 couples, and 2 general groups were served in our counselling program. Under Talent & mentorship Program, training in tailoring, sewing, making detergents, training in cinematography (photography, videography, editing, TV-production), and dramatology program/film making were initiated and they are impacting and transforming lives.
We emphasized on mobilizing resources to rebuild a broken society after coronavirus raged everything. We were able to initiate our holistic approach which entails the need of linking the Mental health care to livelihood issues, for attaining self-dependence. Projects like Inuka Dada tujiendeleze, which aims to restore refugee women's social prestige in the community; Digital innovative skills and technology came as a relief to many refugee youth which enabled them to access training and mentorship. 84 clients were reached under counseling, 12 were trained in cinematography and 54 were assisted under welfare and social assistance.
We impacted 249 direct beneficiaries, and more than 5800 indirect beneficiaries via our online programs. Of the 249, 235 were women (94.5%) and 14 were male (6.5%). Among direct beneficiaries, around 80% were Refugees, and 20% were Kenyans. For the indirect beneficiaries, we reached both refugees and Kenyans in the community. We were able to contact around 40 interviewees during the storytelling project with UR stories Among those, 90% are composed of youth under 35 years. As per the target we had in our plan for 2022, we were able to make it up to 90%.
In the future, UR CBO plans to put a full health care program and a health facility to curb health issues within refugees. At the same time, the cbo wishes to put full education support for kids from less privileged families and a school. It is our wish to later put up a multi-services center hosting all our services in diversity of its kind.
OUR RESPONSE TO COVID-19
Apart from providing supportive packages consisting of food, masks, sanitizers, and other sanitary items, we have been working hand in hand with sensitization efforts regarding virus spread methods by printing precautionary measures advised by the Ministry of Health and sharing them with families who may not have access to direct daily updates on the symptoms and effects of the virus. This effort has been extended to social media to enable them to reach and save as many people as possible.