Who Am I and What Will I Become? An analysis of the perceptions of adolescents in the Dinka community in Kakuma Refugee Ca...
<ul><li>Located in Northwest, Turkana region </li></ul><ul><li>Started in 1992, to accommodate 12,000 “Lost Boys/Girls” </...
Traditional Dinka Culture <ul><li>Traditionally cattle herders </li></ul><ul><li>Split into 20 or more tribal groups </li>...
Subjects and Objectives <ul><li>60 Adolescents </li></ul><ul><li>26 male, 34 female </li></ul><ul><li>Ages 11-20 years old...
Women’s Development Center – Girls (n=15)
Angelina Jolie Girls Boarding School (n=19)
Napata Secondary School (n=15)
Women’s Development Center – Boys (n=11)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Conclusions <ul><li>Male participants in general showed high self-esteem and confidence   </li></ul><ul><li>However, girls...
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  1. 1. Who Am I and What Will I Become? An analysis of the perceptions of adolescents in the Dinka community in Kakuma Refugee Camp Katie Bunten-Wren
  2. 2. <ul><li>Located in Northwest, Turkana region </li></ul><ul><li>Started in 1992, to accommodate 12,000 “Lost Boys/Girls” </li></ul><ul><li>72% of population is southern Sudanese </li></ul><ul><li>Other nationalities include Somalis, Ethiopians, Tanzanians, Namibians, Eritreans, Congolese, Ugandans, Rwandans and Burundians </li></ul><ul><li>Current population 60,435 </li></ul>Kakuma Refugee Camp
  3. 3. Traditional Dinka Culture <ul><li>Traditionally cattle herders </li></ul><ul><li>Split into 20 or more tribal groups </li></ul><ul><li>Cattle are most important aspect of their culture </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Used for daily practices, religious sacrifices, dowry, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Initiation scarring on forehead for warriors </li></ul><ul><li>Monotheistic although can take possession of individuals or things to speak through </li></ul><ul><li>Song and dance are used to praise God, ancestors and cows </li></ul><ul><li>Make up largest part of Southern Sudanese Population </li></ul><ul><li>Since early 19 th century missionaries came to Southern Sudan, many Dinka have converted to Christianity </li></ul><ul><li>Within the camp Dinka cannot keep cattle and many young men n longer go through traditional scarring ceremonies </li></ul><ul><li>Without cattle, bride price within the camp is typically paid in cash </li></ul>
  4. 4. Subjects and Objectives <ul><li>60 Adolescents </li></ul><ul><li>26 male, 34 female </li></ul><ul><li>Ages 11-20 years old </li></ul><ul><li>Dinka </li></ul><ul><li>Residing mostly in Kakuma I, Zone 4 </li></ul><ul><li>To examine the self-perceptions and perceptions of ideals of adolescent refugees within the Kakuma Refugee Camp from the Dinka community </li></ul><ul><li>To examine the perceptions of Dinka adolescents in relation to their future repatriation and current situation in the camp </li></ul>
  5. 5. Women’s Development Center – Girls (n=15)
  6. 6. Angelina Jolie Girls Boarding School (n=19)
  7. 7. Napata Secondary School (n=15)
  8. 8. Women’s Development Center – Boys (n=11)
  9. 21. Conclusions <ul><li>Male participants in general showed high self-esteem and confidence </li></ul><ul><li>However, girls from the Angelina Jolie School showed significantly higher self-esteem and confidence than the female participants from WDC. </li></ul><ul><li>Overall, participants’ perceptions of themselves were slightly idealistic although mostly in-line with their physical appearance and general demeanour </li></ul><ul><li>The females managed to express through their drawings their deep desire for education, and the numerous obstacles that stand in their way </li></ul><ul><li>The male participants described their deep pride in their culture and underlying desire to be admired as traditional Dinka warriors are </li></ul>

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