WPDI 2018 Year in Review


of the UN Sustainable Development Goals


youth peacemakers
trained and certified as Trainers of Trainees in South Sudan, Uganda, and Mexico that are helping:

• Teach conflict resolution education in schools;
• Promote literacy and learning;
• Educate young people about sexual health and violence; and
• Conduct community dialogues to help reduce community-wide tensions.


children and 50 teachers in Carson, California as well as


students at 12 secondary and primary schools

in Northem Uganda and South Sudan have been directly impacted by WPDI’s program on Conflict Resolution Education


young refugees
were provided scholarships to pursue their studies in middle- and high-school


income-generating community projects

in South Sudan, Uganda, and Mexico employ thousands of vulnerable youths and
• Provide vital services for individuals in vulnerable communities
• Promote sustainable agricultural practices
• Train hundreds of unemployed youth in a new vocation

Over 270,000

people reached and impacted through our programs worldwide



community members benefited from our training programs at WPDI’s


community Learning Centers in South Sudan, Uganda and Mexico in 2018 helped participants to:

  • Learn how to use computers and IT skills
  • Take business-development, peacebuilding and arts & crafts classes
  • Participate in community dialogues and peacebuilding activities
  • Read and check out books and other educational materials
  • Participate in the Peace Through Sports and Cinema For Peace programs

More than 68,000

refugees and host communities benefited from our peacebuilding and educational program at the Kiryandongo Refugee Settlement in Uganda:

• WPDI’s Community Learning Center in the settlement received 71,975 visits in 2018; • 1,023 youths were certified in standalone courses offered at the center;
• 20,000 people were reached through messages of peace broadcast on four radio talk shows;
• 10,000 camp residents attended Peace Engagement Day activites;
• 9,290 community members were reached by WPDI’s trauma healing program;
• 4,986 people were impacted by our Sexual and Reproductive Health program; and • 368 local youths were trained in a critical step toward building a local force for peace in the community.

More than 20,000

IDPs supported at the Protection of Civilians site

in Juba through WPDI’s Peace Through Sports and Cinema for Peace Programs:

  • 49 youths trained and certified by the South Sudan Football Association as coaches and referees;
  • 11,000 people attended WPDI-sponsored football and sporting events