Loud Speaker Project improves communication in Ugandan refugee camps

Loud Speaker Project improves communication in Ugandan refugee camps

Loud hailer set up to improve communications

Communication around the refugee camps is even more important this year, with the limitations of the pandemic.

The Loud Speaker Project is an initiative that is intended to establish six information hubs for the rural communities who do not have access to information via radios, televisions and print media. The aim is to supply loud hailers in Kerwa, Yumbe and Imvepi refugee settlements.

Out of the planned six, two loud hailer systems have been installed to date. These information systems are able to produce sound that reaches up to a distance of 7kms from the station in the direction in which the loud hailer faces. Once implemented it became apparent, that an additional loud speaker was needed to serve the community better by widening the directional coverage of each hub.

The system once installed is very economical as the units are solar-powered and are able to run uninterrupted for about 8-12 hours, in full sun.

With thanks to Salisbury Diocesan Education fund for the initial 2 speakers.

We are looking for some additional funds to complete the project so that more people can be reached with the essential information covering COVID 19, Christian teachings and educative programs.

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