Lual Mayen Foundation will set up a Tech Center that will be available to refugees. Efforts will be made to target post-secondary education and young adults as a means to catalyze generational change.
Due to the constant influx of people in search of safety within its borders, the Government of Uganda has sought new means of delivering basic services to its ever growing population of refugees. As a result, whatever gets built in the refugee camp is expected to remain for future groups of refugees, even long after the current residents have gone home. The Cyber Center will provide locals a meeting place for years to come.
Lual Mayen Foundation seeks to provide educational opportunities to refugees. A goal of the program is to increase access to STEM related employment opportunities.
Through the Uganda Ministry of Education, the foundation will create structured certificate programs that enable refugees to explore career opportunities in STEM fields. It is the hope of the Lual Mayen Foundation that access to technology and structured learning opportunities will prepare the next generation of young people for promising careers in STEM.
Refugees lack the infrastructure to save and store family memories. documents, photos and videos are often lost, destroyed, or left behind. The LMF is partnering with with WD_BLACK to provide some hard drives to refugee and Photomyne to develop a library of digital memories for refugees.
Photomyne is an app for Android and iOS that captures images of physical photographs. Using a mobile app that takes a picture of the picture is a quick way to “scan” photos. Once you have scanned the pictures, you can fix faded color, scratches, tears and other blemishes in the photos.
Western Digital's WD Black is a new brand of hard disk drive and solid-state drive solutions for PC and console gamers who are running out of disk space. For those players, WD has storage devices that can store as much as 300 games on an Xbox One game console.