Palabek Refugee Camp, Uganda

  • Total Investment: 13.300 €
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Uganda has continued to receive asylum seekers from South Sudan after a prolonged period of instability and war in this country. The influx of refugees to northern Uganda has led to the creation two years ago of a new refugee settlement in Palabek (Gulu), which already has 50,000 people, and which receives more than 500 each month. 85% are women and children, since men have died in the war or are still fighting.



  • NGO: Salesians of Don Bosco, Uganda
  • Service: 24/7 light and electricity supply 24/7
  • Impact: 240 Students & 8 Professors
  • PV Installation: 21 panels, (5,7 kWp)
  • Social Impact: Improvement in the quality and service of the center
  • Project situation: In operation


The Salesians of Don Bosco have built a professional training school in the settlement, to give training to young people so that they can have a professional skill when they return to their country. The electricity grid does not reach the school site, so the installation of the photovoltaic plant installed by EKI is essential to be able to effectively carry out its valuable educational work.

In this short period of time, the Salesians of Don Bosco, with the leadership of Father Arasu, have become a moral authority in the camp, due to their proximity to the refugees and the organization of small chapels that already function as schools for young children, in addition to the vocational school.

Refugees build their houses on a 30-square-meter lot, where they also have a small vegetable garden. Accessibility to drinking water and training so that the productivity of these gardens is greater is another of the short-term objectives of the Salesians of Don Bosco.