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The risk of sexual violence among Burundian girls in Tanzania’s Nyarugusu refugee camp is being driven up by the scarcity of Educa -centers

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What problem does your innovation solve?

Increasing participation in education by enabling children and youth to feel safe. the use of buses as schools in a refugee camp is safe and can be accessed by many children, parents will be free to allow their daughters because the school will be around their homes also easy to go and return home. also we will provide one mill, this will motivate the children to always come to study because as we know shortage of food is a big problem especially in emergence area like refugee camp

Explain your innovation.

The risk of sexual violence among Burundian women and girls in Tanzania’s Nyarugusu refugee camp is being driven up by the scarcity of Education centers and firewood used for cooking, adding to an already high level of sexual gender-based violence in the camp, according to the International Rescue Committee (IRC). One refugee recounted her experience while holding back tears. She recalled being grabbed by a man with a knife while going to study at a center in refugee camp. The availability of education centers in the camp is also a problem because can not meet the need of the community by taking all children.
MOVING (MOBILE) SCHOOL and ONE MILL is the best solution to keep the children safe from SEX VIOLENCE also they will be safe while taking their studies and enjoy One mill before going back home. no need of houses and offices only the bus will be used for teaching, teachers will prepare them selves at home. the buses will be used as the centers for teaching, we will use whiteboards and whiteboard marker in teaching, we will pick centers where we will conduct school activities,

Who benefits?

the direct benefit are all children who will receive education through this system especially girls since they are the ones who are not getting education by abandoning going to school or by being prohibited by their parents due to sex violence while travelling to schools, the indirect beneficially is their community and the whole world where these children will be living

How is your innovation unique?

1. my innovation is very unique because it comes from a youth, and the youths themselves will be implementing it, compared to other project like this usually the idea is from elders and it is them who are implementing it
2. free door to door education, the school will be moving in streets around the camp compared to other education innovation where students are going to school but we (the schools) are going to students
3. this innovation will have positive changes to youth and increase moral of doing great things

What are some of your unanswered questions about the idea?

where can we get the fund to implement my idea? we have been asking ourselves where can we get funds to buy even two buses to start implementing our idea, where can we get funds for the text books, exercise books, pens and pencils for the students, where can we get funds for the wages of all voluntary workers who will be working with the team ?
in short funds is the biggest obstacle and our mostly unanswered question

Tell us more about you.

My name is Ediclad Kihinja, Iwas born on 28.02.1986. I have a Diploma in Human Resources and Administration Management. I am among the TAYPA (Tanzania Annual Young Professional Award) 2016 finalist in Alliance award category of Education. Also I am among the Ten finalist of youth entrepreneurship competition 2016. I am working with an organization and we are looking for collaborator to finish the project. I am the founder and the current chairman of King Edick group

What is the primary type of emergency setting where your innovation would operate?

  • Armed conflict
  • Other (please specify in next question)

Emergency Setting - Elaborate

my innovation will be operating in Tanzania at Nyarugusu refugee camp. the camp is the result of the civil war in Congo and Burundi, hence it consist the Congolese and Burundian

Where will your innovation be implemented?

Nyarugusu refugee camp is, with around 150,000 refugees, one of the largest and also one of the best-known refugee camps of the 21st century. It is located in the western province of Kigoma, in Tanzania, and lies about 150 km from Lake Tanganyika. It was created by the UNHCR and the Tanzanian government in 1996/1997 after an estimated 150,000 Congolese refugees from the eastern Sud-Kivu region of the DRC crossed the border, by crossing Lake Tanganyika, into the western region of Tanzania

Experience in Implementation Country(ies)

  • Yes, for more than one year.

In-country Networks

THE KING EDICK GROUP is in the process of setting a management and business college at Nzega district in Tabora region Tanzania, we have completed about 80% of the buildings

Sector Expertise

  • I've worked in a sector related to my innovation for more than a year.

Sector Expertise - Elaborate

we have an experience of conducting training's and teaching , include business and entrepreneurship. we have an experience of teaching how to read and write children and adults. we have been doing this for more than three years

Innovation Maturity

  • Existing Prototype or Pilot: I have tested a part of my solution with users and am iterating.

Organization Status

  • We are a registered non-profit, charity, NGO, or community-based organization.

Organization Location

we are registered in Tanzania at Nzega District with the registration noNDC/VUM/ 1041 of 2014, and we are based only in Tanzania



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