UYWEFA (UGA-77)


Type: Education, Health - Country: Uganda

Brief description and main aims

 Uganda Youth And Women's Effort Fighting AIDS known as UYWEFA, was stablished as a community based, non-profit organisation in 2007 by people living with affected by HIV/AIDS. 

UYWEFA's mission is to improve the life of people infected and affected by HIV/AIDS, trhourgh health, education and economic empowering programs. 

 

Main Activities

UYWEFA initially began with supporting HIV infected and affectd households with home based care services which included Counselling and Testing, nutritional and psychosocial support. 

Today, the organization has expanded to provide formal education and vocational training opportunities to three hundred orphans and vulnerable children. Youth friendly services such as videography to one hundred young people infected with HIV/AIDS and those at risk. Economic empowerment opportunities and psychosocial support for fifty single mothers living with HIV/AIDS.  

 

Volunteer tasks

  • Coaching football and athletics for male volunteers.
  • Assisting in various activities like teaching English, maths.
  • Community workshops

Volunteer requirements / Skills

  • Self-motivation
  • patience 
  • open mind 
  • respect for local culture, tradition and dress code

Location

Kazo Parish Nansana Municipality in Wakiso District.

Hosting Situation (Board and Lodging)

Volunteers will live with host families from the community, they will have a private room, but will share meals with the family.

More Information

The living conditions are all African style. 

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