SPARK Kakuma Refugee Program

Kuza's Impact

In an effort to renew their purpose in life and give them back their humanity, the UKAID funded SPARK* program, among other initiatives provides Vocational Skills training to the Refugees & Host community through the consortium partners including Action Africa Help International (AAHI). *Support Protection and Assistance of Refugees in Kenya program

The SPARK livelihood strategy seeks to promote self-reliance among the target beneficiaries witnessed through increased income facilitated through accelerated production and linkages with financial institutions enabling market access thereby improving resilience of the host and refugee communities in Kakuma and Kalobeyei, Turkana West Sub-County, Turkana County, Kenya’ with target beneficiaries being 87, 702 individuals.

Leveraging Kuza’s Digital Micro Learning Platform, Kuza in partnership with AAHI designed & implemented a program to train & mentor the Vocational graduates to encourage them build a business model around their vocational skills. The program leverages Kuza Digital Offline Kit to support the intervention in remote, off-grid locations to deliver seamless learning experience to the refugees & the host community. The multi lingual learning experience caters to the diverse needs & language requirements to run the program in French, Arabic, English & Swahili.

Having a digital solution that provides entrepreneurship training to refugee communities living in Kakuma Refugee Camp is very beneficial,. Accessing the digital training without the need for Internet is a welcome innovation and I believe there is so much more we can build on the platform.

Dr. Kamau Githaiga, Country Director, Kenya, Action Africa Help International

SDG Goals touched