http://www.africaoffline.org/blog/interviews-with-victims-of.html by our Partner Ms. Allison Godwin Neumeister
I've been in western Uganda these past 10 days visitng a refugee transit center and working with the Ugandan-based information network, RIC-NET. (In the image below, the RIC-NET director and I are distributing clothes to Congolese refugees.)
RIC-NET operates an Information and E-Center network.
The centers are owned and operated in collaboration with advocacy groups that support:
- Women and youth
- Farmers and agriculture
- Registered CBOs/NGOs
- Learning/training institutions
- District and local governments
Among the many projects that RIC-NET oversees is ICT training for victims of war.
Many young women affected by the Congo wars lost their opportunity to attend secondary school. RIC-NET provides them with vocational ICT training so they can earn a living through tech support (computer training, photocopying, Internet support, etc.)
RIC-NET asked me to interview some of the girls. Hearing their stories is painful, and I'm in wonderment over how they've found the strength to smile and find a new beginning.
Here's my first interview. Click the image below, or visit my Youtube link.