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Celebrating International Literacy Day

According to the latest data from United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Institute for Statistics, 750 million adults – two-thirds of whom are women – still lack basic reading and writing skills. The global adult literacy rate was 86% in 2016, while the youth literacy rate was 91%. In Kenya, data from the […]

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Refugee-turned-employer

When Shukurani Hota Biclere arrived at the Kakuma Refugee Camp as a refugee from the Democratic Republic of Congo in 2012, she had little prospects about living a meaningful life. Little did she know that the tailoring skills she had acquired from her home in Uvira, south of Kivu, would come in handy. Biclere at […]

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Joint music gala to promote peace in South Sudan

AAH South Sudan’s Capacity Building for Post conflict Reintegration (CAPOR) Project in collaboration with the State Ministry of Information, Culture, Youth and Sports Maridi State, with funding from Bread for the World, organized a one day joint Music Gala under the theme, Defy Hate Speech Now, Encourage Peace. The event brought together all the local […]

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Tie and dye for self-reliance

Just near a camp for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Hargeisa stands the AAH Somalia/Somaliland Basic Skills and Production Centre. Several women hold pieces of white fabric, intricately tying them in preparation for dyeing. The women, all Somali returnees, have been participating in a tie-and-dye training from 10th February 2017. The centre is part of […]

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A portrait of resilience

Is it possible that delicate horticultural crops such as okra, radishes, cucumbers, watermelons, tomatoes and dill would thrive in the harsh weather conditions in Turkana County in northern Kenya? Welcome to Mohammed Khadir’s farm, a section of a larger three-acre plot managed by AAH-I in Kakuma. Mohammed left Darfur, Sudan, during the war in 2012. […]