Mapping Rubondo Secondary School
Three wonderful days from 16th to 18th February spent seeing life through the eyes of children, men and women in this place they now call home, their curiosity awakened by the sight and sound of the drone. Each take off point drawing a larger crowd than the previous one.
During the three days, we mapped Base Camp, Base Camp Offices, Buja, Juru, Kabahinda, Kabazana Reception Centre, Kahirimbi, the Market, New Congo, the Library, Rubondo Secondary School, Keibale and New Rubondo Settlement.
Chidren drawn by the Drone
Discussing progress of the work at Keibale with ARC staff
Updating ARC staff on the progress of work at Kabazana Reception Centre
The mapping was done under the supervision of ALIGHT/ARC, and they were fully involved during all mapping assignments providing direction and input to the process.
The objective of the drone flights was to map the existing settlement in Nakivale. There are several clusters within Nakivale in different locations, each under a different name and now home to a group from a specific country, New Congo for refugees from DRC, Buja for Burundi, etc.
The drone mapping was also to enable planning for future infrastructure projects and expansion of the school and reception centre.
Keibale Community witnessing the drone mapping
Mapping Kabazana Reception Centre