Uganda is hosting the fastest growing refugee crisis in the world and is currently home to over 1.1 million refugees. Although Uganda has among the most progressive refugee policies globally, access to information and communication channels remain a significant challenge. This is mainly due to lack of computer literacy and high internet costs; the Inclusive Internet Index, commissioned by Facebook and conducted by The Economist Intelligence Unit, ranks Uganda 75th out of 83 countries in terms of Internet inclusion.
To help overcome the above mentioned challenges YARID, a refugee-led organisation based in Kampala, runs daily basic computer skill classes hosted by an experienced ICT teacher. This programme will enable refugees to become digital citizens by learning how to use computers and the Internet in a safe and appropriate way.
We ask for your help to pay for the Internet access that is required for these basic computer skill classes to run for the next 12 months.