Kakuma receives mobile phones

We donated smartphones to our partners at Resilience Action International to help their work at Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya, to help their beneficiaries stay connected and allow education to continue. The phones will be used to help aid digital education classes which are run at the camp and have been adapted over lockdown to include classes taught over WhatsApp, Messenger and Telegram. 

Resilience Action International are a grassroots organization started and run by refugees. Their aim is to empower the refugee youth to fulfil their potential and enable them to transform their lives by providing adult education, economic empowerment, and reproductive health services. Resilience Action (formerly SAVIC) was founded in the Kakuma Refugee Camp in 2010 and is registered as an NGO in Kenya.

Kakuma refugee camp was established in 1992 by the UNHCR following the arrival of the “Lost Boys of Sudan”. The camp is located on the outskirts of Kakuma town, and with the Kalobeyei Integrated Settlement, it had a population of 196,666 registered refugees and asylum-seekers at the end of July 2020. 

A group of people hold up the smartphones and signs which say 'thank you'

Your contribution will help us achieve our goal of digital learning in a very big way. These smartphones will help our teachers deploy the use of online digital learning tools that will make learning both interesting and effective especially during this COVID 19 period. Truthfully, we could not do this without you. We, and those we serve, sincerely appreciate your generosity.

Wyclife Barasa, Operations Manager - Resilience Action International


This donation of equipment has brought technology access to Kakuma, but there are millions still lacking digital skills and devices, please consider donating to help us achieve our mission to ensure everyone has equal access to technology.