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    Fixing up the police station to keep Kahirimbi safe

    Day 34

    Lighting up Kahirimbi

    Changemakers 365 is all about doing the doable. It’s about opening our eyes to the opportunities to make an impact in a person’s life with relatively few resources – and making change each and every day of the year.

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    Today, we’re at the Kahirimbi police station. This station serves both the host and refugee communities of Nakivale Uganda, and they work hard to keep everyone safe. But after the sun goes down, this police station has a problem: their lights turn off!

    A police station without lights makes a hard job even harder. After all, crime never sleeps! And reporting and writing up crimes without light is difficult, if not impossible. If the lack of light wasn’t challenging enough, the station has recently been having trouble with their holding cells, which have become easy to break out of over time.

    So what did we do? We got to work! First, our team installed solar lights and a solar panel. And just like that, let there be light! Next up, we made the holding cells sturdier, and we ensured all the exits and entrances were secure.

    With a stronger police station, everyone feels better. “I have always feared to report my cases to police because I knew the people arrested would move freely after a short time,” explained John, a client at the station. “Now am sure my case will be heard and justice will be served.”

    With that, we’re pleased to report that things are looking a little brighter and a whole lot more secure at the Kahirimbi police station!

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