Kakuma Refugee Camp Relief
Kakuma is a refugee site in Kenya where EverGreenCoin is working with some local organizations to help provide teaching equipment and clean drinking water
EGC has establish trust and tested communication with refugees within the camp. The completion of the first humanitarian effort of employing refugees to build desks for a local education center has proven EGC's ability to coordinate and execute efforts within the camp. EGC continues to work with Lyama Amadi HB a refugee within the camp and Faulu Production to facilitate direct action efforts including but not limited to education, clean water, and agriculture efforts. Faula Productions is a community based organization within the camp that will be recording the progress of everyones efforts with first hand experiences form the area.
On March 12th, 2018, a crowdfund and Stake for Charity were launched to raise the needed funding to provide better Internet connectivity to the learning center.
In early May, 2018, the Internet connectivity was purchased with 6 months of service for the learning center and to expand adoption as a currency within the camp. On May 11th it was delivered and installed. Lyama, our refugee contact within the camp, was able to attend the Weekly EverGreenCoin Meeting via this connection and thanked the EverGreenCoin Community. The internet connectivity has empowered the locals and they have contacted and begun work with a number of organizations including permaculture for sustainable GOPA infra, Seeds for peace, Center for hope, Go volunteer Africa,Giz,and UNHCR kakuma. With the help of EGC and all of these others these amazing people have started permiculture projects that have provided food and opportunity to many in the area. The use of this connectivity is hoped to be expanded into 'sponsor a student' type sponsorship of students in the camp. The teachers are Kenya teachers and paid very little, but is at least some education. Students are charged in equivalent of about 3 dollars per month to attend, according to Lyama. The EverGreenCoin Foundation is validating all organizations involved and we hope to have 'sponsor a student', live with monthly or even weekly opportunities for sponsors to meet with the child they are sponsoring via live-stream. Options are already being explored to fund the next 6 months of the 4G connection and will take the support of the community. If you want to follow along with Falu Productions you can find them on Facebook