Kiyita Family Alliance for Development (KIFAD) (UGA-53)


Type: Indigenous, Community, Art/Culture - Country: Uganda

Brief description and main aims

Kiyita Family Alliance  for Development (KIFAD)  is a registered, community based indigenous/local NGO established in 2001,  under registration No S5914/5184.

Our mission is inspired by God’s love for humanity. KIFAD challenges and tackles  causes and consequences of disease, poverty and ignorance. It is commited to mobilize communities to solve their problems and consequently allow them to live with dignity.

Our goal is to contribute to increased access to comprehensive HIV/AIDS treatment, care and support to orphans/vulnerable children (OVC) and PLWHA in Wakiso District. We concentrate mainly on increasing care and support to people infected and affected by HIV/Aids in order to mitigate the effects of the epidemic.

Main Activities

Some of our main activities include:

  • Health projects
  • Counseling
  • Home visits
  • Community outreach
  • Provision of material
  • Offering support to the vulnerable
  • Support quality education
  • Play games and  parctice sports
  • Self-empowerment.

Volunteer tasks

Some of the volunteer's tasks include:

  • Assist the programme manager in planning, developing, supervising, implementing, and coordinating all the projects
  • Develop strategies to integrate the assigned section activities
  • Prepare periodic project plans and budgets
  • Work with community volunteer counselors, community outreach,  and support quality education.
Working hours: 8am - 4pm (35 -40 hours  per week)

Volunteer requirements / Skills

The volunteer should:

  • be open minded
  • love people
  • be at least 18 years old

It is very important that the volunteer is able to adapt to any conditions as we are based in a remote area and many of the community residents are our dear friends and the community children are like our own.

Location

The project is located in Mende Sub-county in Wakiso district.

Hosting Situation (Board and Lodging)

The volunteer stays with a host family with their own room but  will share the bathroom and toilet .

The volunteer will eat with the family. 

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