Purpose Behind the MissionWhen Josephine told Jen and Madelene that she had the opportunity to go into the Karamoja region and see what needs Sweet Sleep could help meet, both Jen and Madelene told her, "Yes! Go!" In her five day journey into the Karamoja Josephine had these goals:
This repatriation exercise would involve placing 7 adults and 21 children back into their families in the Karamoja region after being taken off of the streets of Kampala and rehabilitated.
Using this opportunity to conduct a needs assessment and a feasibility study on the possibilities of Sweet Sleep's work in the Karamoja region in addition to finding out the sleeping conditions of the returnees."
- "Get more acquainted with the work of the indigenous partner organization that was in charge of the repatriation exercise (placing people back into their families)
- Capture stories, photos, and conduct interviews with the children being repatriated with an aim of finding out why they leave their homes in Karamoja to come and stay on the streets of Kampala
- Find out how the children got/get to Kampala and how they are identified
- Find out what was to be done for the families whose children were to be resettled back into their respective families.
So where is the Karamoja and who are the Karimojong?
KaramojaThe Region | The People
|Map of Karamoja Region|
Please join us tomorrow as we take the first of a five day journey with Josephine's Journal.
|Dirt Road in Karamoja|