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Real Medicine Foundation

In response to the tension so often observed between Nuer and Dinka refugee communities and the general lack of extracurricular activities available to refugee youths, the Real Medicine Foundation programme aims to develop participants’ skills in sports (specifically football) and helps them deal with post-traumatic stress disorders, while promoting teamwork and friendly interactions among youths from different ethnic groups and the host community.

Many refugees have arrived in Uganda having escaped violence from South Sudan where civil war has broken out, with many of these being children and young people affected by trauma that comes with witnessing violence. The divides and challenges from past trauma facing the youth of Kiryandongo Refugee Settlement are stark. With few structured activities for youth from both sides of the conflict in South Sudan to interact, and a lack of exposure to activities and experiences outside of the camp, conflict between tribal groups (Nuer and Dinka) within Kiryandongo Refugee Settlement is not uncommon. 

In response to the tension so often observed between Nuer and Dinka refugee communities and the general lack of extracurricular activities available to refugee youths, the Real Medicine Foundation programme aims to develop participants’ skills in sports (specifically football) and helps them deal with post-traumatic stress disorders, while promoting teamwork and friendly interactions among youths from different ethnic groups and the host community.