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    Helping making our partners feel at home in Nakivale

    Day 169

    Staying Connected

    As a humanitarian working in Nakivale Refugee Settlement, it takes courage to stay in a refugee settlement from Monday to Monday without access to any outside updates or information.

    Most people who work in Nakivale spend the whole day in offices, and the only time they have access to watch the news is at night in the nearby trading center. It’s soccer season, and teams really wanted to stay up to date!

    So we decided to surprise one of our partner’s whole office team, the Office of the Prime Minister, with furnishes for their quarters – including access to TV!

    We furnished their staff house in Nakivale with refrigerators to keep their food cool, a set of chairs for the sitting room, and of course, a TV and cable connection!

    Their work can be long and stressful, so having something comfortable to come home to – and some access to the outside world – can go a long way in helping stress management and boosting moral.

    “I have been watching the news and sports updates from my phone with a poor network,”
    said Mark from OPM, “now, I’ll have full updates and can actually watch a game!”

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