“I want to see a world where people who have been forced to flee their homes can rebuild their lives with dignity and end their protracted displacement.” ~ Toluwalola Kasali
Impact Story: “They taught me how to plait hair and now I have a hairdressing salon.”
Book: My Name is Aisha
Displacement is not a choice.
Dignity can be regained for our displaced population.
United Kingdom Parliament
British Council Emerging Policy Leader on Forced Displacement (2019)
VOCATIONAL SKILL ACQUISITION
Hands-on practical training focused on giving participants the tools required to create opportunities today as well as build a future for themselves and their families.
Trainers develop a close bond with participants and will remain committed to their long-term future.
WHISTLE AGAINST SEXUAL VIOLENCE
Whistle Against Sexual Violence provides young girls with whistles to call for help when in danger.
Creates a safe space for small group discussions on issues including menstrual hygiene, personal hygiene,gender-based violence, etc.
Focused on supporting displaced girls and women to maintain their dignity by providing kits to meet their basic hygiene needs.
SAFE SPACES FOR CHILDREN
Children need safe spaces to thrive.
The physical and mental health of displaced persons is integral to their overall well-being.
MENTAL HEALTH ADVOCACY
Supporting the incorporation of mental health into early phase humanitarian response.
“COME TALK” AREA
Creates a place for people to come and share their experiences or talk about something that is on their mind. They receive counselling and psychosocial support.
MENTAL HEALTH CHAMPIONS
Training people in the camp to identify early symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Anxiety, and Depression.
Reusable Sanitary Pad
“Every girl should have access to her personal and menstrual hygiene needs sustainably”
Teaching young girls and women how to make sanitary pads provides a regular supply for every menstrual cycle and serves as a source of income.
Creating a vision for the future
They are motivated by the inspirational words shared by the speaker. They need to be able to visualise the future they dream about despite their current challenges. The speaker shared his story of perseverance, faith, hard work and hope against all odds.
Restoring dignity for displaced persons: Interview with Toluwalola Kasali and Jasmine Asekome, Executive Officer at Sesor Empowerment Foundation – April 3, 2016.