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"Artists for Refugees" project launched in Kakuma

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"Artists for Refugees" project launched in Kakuma

UNHCR, 24 Apr 2015

URL: http://data.unhcr.org/SouthSudan/country.php?id=110
“Artistes for Refugees” - a livelihoods project funded by UNHCR was officially launched on 20 April with the arrival of Henry Ohanga (commonly known as Octoppizzo), a leading rap musician in the country and Victor Ndula, a respected illustration artist/journalist. The two artistes arrived in Kakuma to kick start the year-long project which aims to promote and nurture talents among refugee youths through the Arts. They have started conducting workshops for refugee artistes with potential in music, cultural arts, journalism, photography and fine art. The main outcome of the project will be to enhance livelihood opportunities for refugee artists who will be expected to continue training other refugees in the camp in order to build their capacity. Ultimately, this will improve their access to alternative livelihood opportunities