An unprecedented 70.8 million people around the world have been forced from home. Among them are nearly 25.9 million refugees, over half of whom are under the age of 18. Before COVID 19, the mental health and the wellbeing of the refugees is given little attention. As I travel the world to meet them, listening to their concern, I realise there is a time bomb in our hand if we do nothing.
The iamtheCODE Wellbeing Clubs are a peer to peer community support group run in the refugee camp. It aims at improving the lives of young women and men, girls and boys and empowering them in every aspect of life.
The Wellbeing club represents the opportunity for students and communities to cover content that is crucial to daily life and to provide a safe space for the next generation to talk, discuss and learn from each other. In order to maintain the feeling of openness of the Wellbeing-club, the number of modules in the different module sections will not be fixated as the Wellbeing club will expand its curriculum according to global development and individual demands of students.
Kakuma is home to over 200,000 refugees.