HIV/AIDS

HIV/AIDS is a sexually transmitted disease which kills people over a long period by damaging their immune system (their ability to fight off other illnesses).

The spread of HIV/AIDS in Uganda has devastated families resulting in:

  • killing a large number of adults, the breadwinners in any society, affecting national productivity, and this increases the number of orphaned children and child headed households.
  • putting a major strain on health services because people can be ill for a long time
  • affecting school attendance, as children often have to find ways of earning money and/or caring for sick parents
  • significantly impairs economic development, which in turn affects the ability of the community to cope with this epidemic.
Sensitizing communities on HIV/AIDS
WHAT OLAFORENT DOES:
  • HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention – sensitization through peer educators and social mobilisation;
  • HIV/AIDS Education and Prevention building awareness and Behaviour Change Capacity in the Communities Olilim and Katakawi;
  • We do home visits for people living with HIV/AIDS and orphans and vulnerable children providing counselling, nursing care, ART referral and promotion of hygiene and sanitation.
  • Peer education through music, dance and drama groups to decrease stigma and enhance HIV awareness, empathy and unity within small communities.
  • Reduce the spread of HIV/AIDS through sensitization in order to change lifestyle and behaviour choices
  • Condom distribution by peer educators
  • Assist people living with HIV/AIDS and their Households with Income Generation
  • Train Community Peer Educators/Counselors'/Community Volunteers and Purchase bicycles for Community Peer Educators;

Donate to HIV/AIDS

 

 

Donate a Tractor

Donate a tractor to a community

Donate a tractor to enable a rural community to mechanically work the land and help them expand and make a living that allows their children to go to school.

Sponsor Solar / Lantern

Solar light distribution

Sponsor solar panel/lantern and help a village student compete with their counterparts in urban schools.

HIV/AIDS & MALARIA

Sensitization on HIV/AIDS and malaria

Sponsor HIV/AIDS sensitization and help in the prevention of malaria by distributing mosquito nets.

Volunteer Uganda

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Take part in a volunteering project in Uganda and help individuals to become self-sufficient through community outreach.