Despina Namwembe: URI CC helps launch Safer City campaign in Kampala

10 December 2014, 11:03 PM

AFFCAD rallied young people around Kampala’s highly congested and poorest areas to stop engaging in violence and increase security amongst themselves to prevent crime.  

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We’re pleased to share some of the incredible work by some young people in Kampala who support and mentor youth from the slum areas.  During the festive season, many poor slum-dwelling young people resort to crime to get a quick buck as people are shopping.  URI Cooperation Circle Action For Fundamental Change and Development (AFFCAD), in partnership with Uganda Police, KCCA, International Alert and other groups, launched a Safer City campaign called “Neighborhood Watch” in 10 major towns.  The campaign aims to urge at-risk youths to turn away from crime, raise awareness about a safer city and to promote peace in Kampala.

AFFCAD was founded by youths of Muslim and Christian backgrounds with the aim of making the slums and those dwelling there live harmonious, meaningful and peaceful lives. Through music and public speeches, AFFCAD rallied young people around Kampala’s highly congested and poorest areas to stop engaging in violence and increase security amongst themselves to prevent violent crime.  The success of this campaign is evident in numbers of people that came out in support of the project!

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The brochures AFFCAD prepared for participating youth:

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