UNHCR Uganda Monthly Update: Protection - Education (October 2018)
Protection at the Heart: UNHCR hosted a DFID mission to Yumbe District in October 2018 with DFIDs Social Development/Children in Conflict team. Their interest was to better understand how integration of psychosocial support through education programming is being done in refugee settings. Head Teacher of Alaba Primary School in Bidibidi Settlement, Dumba Lawrence David, met with DFID during their visit. Dumba is a South Sudanese refugee and leading a school with over 3,000 children enrolled from both the refugee and host communities. Dumba spoke of the pivotal role teachers’ play in student learning and well-being yet teachers also need ongoing support. “School leaders and teachers must be supported to ensure our schools and classrooms are safe and secure environments that promote the mental, physical and psycho-social well-being of our students’.