South Sudan peace drags on. Refugees find hope in other things.

Defy Hate representative conducting a session on social media and hate speech mitigation, in Kampala. Participants are South Sudanese youths, in Uganda. Picture by Defy Hate, used with permission | 01 May 2018

Whilst talks on South Sudan peace continue to move at a snail’s pace, in Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa, South Sudanese refugees who live in Uganda are bracing themselves for uncertain future. The lucky ones enrolled for various informal skills training – an opportunity offered by some humanitarian agencies operating in the region. The training envisages equipping youngsters with life skills; they need to derive a livelihood from. The students, most of whom without prior formal education; take classes in various disciplines of motor mechanics.

From Uganda’s Arua town, is Komakechi Jimmy, with more: