Fraide Emmanuel, the Nakivale Refugee Rescue Project
Fraide Emmanuel (Fremma) is peace activist and humanitarian aid worker in Uganda. After more than 8 years working in refugee camps Fraide’s experiences at Nakivale Refugee Camp have made him intimately aware of the importance of psycho-social support systems for victims of displacement.
Located in southwestern Uganda, Nakivale Refugee Camp is home to more than 70,000 refugees from countries throughout the region, making it one of the largest camps in the world. Given the desperation, neglect, and anger that accompany life in the camps, these environments frequently serve as incubators for violent rebel groups, creating a vicious cycle of violence and displacement.
Through the Nakivale Refugee Rescue Project, Fremma is helping residents in the camp find a sense of peace and harmony in the face of seemingly hopeless circumstances. With the help of a team of volunteers, he is providing the camp’s most vulnerable members with meditation classes, peer-counseling sessions, and leadership development training, as well as core relief items such as clothing, food, cooking equipment, and first-aid/sanitary items. This grant was a flow fund grant made by a member of our Grant Advisory Team.
GRANT AWARD DATE: September 8, 2015