The Kulea Watoto Project was launched in Kyegegwa District for stakeholders in Kyaka II Refugee Settlement and the District Local Government. Kulea Watoto is a Swahili translation of ‘Nurturing Children’, that suggest the overall goal of improving early childhood development outcomes and transforming refugee livelihoods in Uganda. The project will provide nurturing care and early childhood learning opportunities, and to build their own skills to generate income for their families.

Kulea Watoto employs a unique two-generation approach to reach out to children under five years and their caregivers.

The 3-year project (October 1, 2022. – September 30, 2025) is implemented in consortia with four local partners, including AfriChild Centre, Madrasa Early Childhood Program, Literacy and Adult Basic Education (LABE), KRC Uganda and led by International Rescue Committee with funding from Conrad N. Hilton Foundation,

In the consortium, KRC is responsible for implementing the livelihood component of the project both in the settlement and the host community. Under this component, the project will:

The project will be implemented in the following sites in both the refugee and host communities as shown in the table below:

Sub county/ Town CouncilVillage
Kyegegwa Town CouncilHumura, Kako and Wekomire
Mpara Town CouncilKisambya
Kyegegwa Sub CountyBukere, Sweswe, Intambabiniga, Kaborogota and Kabweza
Nkanja Sub CountyMukondo, Kakoni and Bwiriza
Ruyonza Sub OuntyKishagazi

A total of 1,739 households will benefit from crop and livestock component and 746 households will benefit from the vocational skills component of the project.

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