Uganda: UYWEFA

Uganda Youth and Women’s Effort Fighting AIDS (UYWEFA) is a member of the Paper for All umbrella. The NGO is believed to meet the conditions of the umbrella.  For more details on the criteria, please see http://www.paper4all.org/umbrella

UYWEFA (uywefavolunteers@gmail.com) is a charitable organization based in Uganda and established in 2007 by people living with HIV/AIDS in Kazo, Wakiso District (LC1 Building, Kazo Central Zone, PO Box 72300, Kampala Clock Towers) after realizing huge gaps in services for HIV/AIDS in the community. It quickly created a program of activities and campaigns designed to promote awareness and sensitization within community.

1- Vision

Uganda Youth and Women’s Effort Fighting AIDS (UYWEFA) aims to mitigate the challenges associated with HIV/AIDS in the community of Kazo, 10 kilometers northwest of Kampala, Uganda. The organization provides education opportunities to orphans and vulnerable children, youth activities, economic opportunities and home based care for HIV positive individuals.

2- Team and location

UYWEFA’s founder and program director Bagenda Ronald is a local businessman who trained as teacher and works to guide strategic visioning for the organization. He also takes an overseer role in the various programs that are running. Ronald has been a leading force in moving UYWEFA forward.

Mugeme Eliab is project coordinator for UYWEFA. He has been with the organization since 2011 working to support several programs. Eliab is also working to grow the adult education program.

Mubiru Juliet has been working with UYWEFA since 2010. She helped to create the Educational Centre and taught the baby class for four years. In 2013 she has been working for the successful expansion of the UYWEFA International Education Centre.

UYWEFA relies on the support of both local and international volunteers to accomplish its goals and is always eager to hear from people interested in supporting the work.

UYWEFA is located in Kazo Central Zone, LC1 Building just off Kazo Road after Bwaise Town. A link to our google map location is here: http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=Kazo,+Kampala,+Central+Region,+Uganda&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=16.164476,32.34375&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Kazo,+Kawempe,+Kampala,+Central+Region,+Uganda&z=13. To contact the office please email uywefavolunteers@gmail.com or call +256 774040474 or +256 701360451.

3- Impact and needs

Working to support the physical and mental health of HIV positive individuals UYWEFA’s offers home based care and counseling opportunities. Hoping to empower women to become financially stable UYWEFA has income generating opportunities, including a candle making program.

UYWEFA currently has a nursery and primary school offering reduced cost education to community children. With a mixed population of HIV positive and negative children UYWEFA is working to destigmatize HIV in youth. Additionally, we are ensuring the children who wouldn’t have access to early childhood education are provided with a solid foundation to begin their education.



Item

Quantity

Unit Cost (UGX)

Unit Cost (USD)

Total Cost (UGX)

Total Cost (USD)*

Calyptus trees

75

2,500

1.05

187,500

78.95

Wood

550

6,000

2.53

3,300,000

1389.47

Iron sheets

60

21,000

8.84

1,260,000

530.53

Nails

3kg

20,000

8.42

60,000

25.26

Teaching Materials

9

20,000

8.42

180,000

75.79

Curriculum books

1

150,000

63.16

150,000

63.16

Exercise books

100

5,000

2.11

500,000

210.53

Pens

6

15,000

6.32

90,000

37.89

Manila Papers

1

50,000

21.05

50,000

21.05

Coloring Pencils

10

15,000

6.32

150,000

63.16

Reading Books

20

6,000

2.53

120,000

50.53

Markers

10

15,000

6.32

150,000

63.16

Uniforms

100

15,000

6.32

1,500,000

631.58

Benches

50

14,000

5.89

700,000

294.74

Blackboards

3

15,000

6.32

45,000

18.95

Chairs

6

20,000

8.42

120,000

50.53

Tables

3

20,000

8.42

60,000

25.26

TOTAL

 

 

 

8,622,500

3630.53

* Rate of exchange used 1 USD = 2375 Ugandan Shillings

4- Pictures

5- How you can help

Visit our website at http://uywefa.org/ or our page at Idealist to see the volunteer opportunities currently available. Also if you are interested in donating to support the efforts of UYWEFA visit our fundraising page at http://gogetfunding.com/project/uywefa-campaign-to-purchase-building-and-land

6- Sustainability

With the challenge of securing funding always facing UYWEFA, a priority remains to ensure all programs are self-sustaining. Before starting a program in the community UYWEFA analyzes the sustainability ensure it offers a long term solution for UYWEFA beneficiaries.