PPDR is a human rights organization and cooperates with different local and international human rights, peace and advocacy groups/associations to advocate for the promotion and respect of human rights both locally and globally. We follow up cases of refugees during the refugee determination process by the Uganda government to the countries of resettlement and also intervenes for those who have different legal problems and pushes for effective delivery of services.
PPDR collects complaints about refugee services and shares these complaints with responsible refugee service organizations to improve on service delivery. PPDR gives the refugee community awareness of their rights and obligations while in host countries and orient them in all refugee service delivery centers. Democracy and good governance, accountability and rule of law are key fundamentals in a free and fair society and PPDR is at the forefront of this initiative.We advocate for respect of minority interests and rights of vulnerable people in the society.
PPDR's main objectives for this program focuses on; Follow up cases of refugees during the refugee determination process by the Uganda government to the countries of settlement. PPDR also intervenes for those who have different legal problems and pushes for effective delivery of services. We collect complaints about refugee services and share these complaints with responsible refugee service organization to improve on delivery. We give refugees awareness of their rights and obligations while in host countries and orient them in all refugee service delivery centers. Meet refugees at the office of PPDR Uganda and offer them counseling services. We also build partnership and exchange information with other NGOs on issues to do with refugees.
PPDR’s counseling department is managed by volunteer counselors who provide counseling services to people who have suffered from psychological trauma or human rights abuses. Through counseling, there’s a great relief to the clients as this program has helped them enjoy greater understanding to life challenges. Refugees are people who suffer from different psychological illnesses and thus need counseling services before they are fully integrated into community. This counseling is important for them even after they are integrated to enable them cope up with the emerging challenges of life.
We need to understand better refugees in their behavior and why they behave in particular way. We shall have case studies either collectively or individually. PPDR Uganda has to able to give clear explanation and clear information about refugees, especially what is not well known.
PPDR will host researchers by giving them a place at the office and staff members to help them during their research period. Staff members will be on contract and the space at our offices provided.
PPDR’s programs are all aimed at creating livelihood to all our clients. Trainings in small income generating projects to our disadvantaged refugees and other clients to boost their families and improve their livelihood. Through livelihood programs, a study tour was organized by Joan Macdonald to visit Connect Africa Ministries where we learnt skills in brick laying, filtered water, eco-toilet construction, and many others. The team intends to roll out a clear training program to all other clients and outside community.
PPDR runs a computer graphics and design trainig where the refugee community and the general public can access computer graphics skills. Refugees are able to learn computer studies and communicate effectively in this global modern world. We teach computers basics and we also have advanced computer classes for the young people to learn database management systems, computer troubleshouting and repair and website design. We design static and dynamic websites.
We intend to train teenage mothers in survival skills like making crafts, candles, and soap. PPDR sells for them in bigger shops and looks for the market. We encourage and support mothers to engage in small income generating businesses that can improve on their families’ income.