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    The resiliency of everyday people shining through

    Day 275

    Welcome to Palabek

    Welcome to Palabek, Uganda’s most recently established refugee settlement and home to over 30,000 refugees. Located just across the border from South Sudan, the camp sprung up when crisis struck in the country, forcing hundreds of thousands to flee.

    There’s so much great need in the camp. But despite that need, the resiliency of everyday people is beginning to shine through. People are seeking a sense of normalcy, and even finding moments of joy.

    Sports are helping. A women’s netball team has gathered, with coach Kavine heading the effort. She and her team play every single day! But they’re playing with a makeshift netball and hoops – they don’t have real equipment to fuel the game.

    You may have guessed what came next! With a little boost from the 365 team, Kavine’s team scored new balls and hoops for their evening netball matches.

    “This is so exciting!” said Kavine, “my friends and I love to play netball to stay in shape. It is a great way to spend time with my friends.”

    Equipped with their new spiffy gear, the girls took their places on the court with heads held a little higher. They’re ready to play their favorite pastime in style.

    This change made possible by Atomic Data.

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    Changemakers 365

    by Alight


    The world’s tough problems can seem insurmountable. So at Alight, while we tackle those big problems we also do what’s doable. Right then. And that’s what Changemakers 365 is all about. Learn more!


    Changemakers 365 members give either $30 per month or a one-time gift of $365 (it’s free for anyone who has ever lived in a refugee camp). Join us!

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