|Background||Kiyita Family Alliance for Development (KIFAD) is a registered indigenous / local Non-Governmental Organization, established in 2001, registration No: S.5914/5184 which is community based with its Headquarters at Bulabakulu Village, Banda Parish, Mende Sub-county, Wakiso District Uganda. |
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. Besides that we aim at strengthening the coping of Orphans Vulnerable Children (OVC) and People living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) families to progressively become self-reliant, building the internal capacity of KIFAD for effective and sustainable programme design and implementation and finally, improving access to food among families/households, infected and affected by HIV/AIDS, as far as our financial means allows us to.
|Aim||Our aim is to enhance and accelerate access to holistic, easily accessible and acceptable life-saving HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment, care and support services, to socio-economically disadvantaged people, Key Population (KP), Most at Risk Populations (MARPs) living in resource-constrained settings in Wakiso District. |
Furthermore, we strive to increase access to HIV Counseling and Testing (HCT) as prevention approach as well as promoting early access to the life-saving Antiretroviral treatment by actively linking identified HIV positive patients into care.
· HIV Counseling and Testing (HCT)
· General Treatment of diseases / infections at a clinic.
· Family Planning, Immunization, Laboratory Tests, counseling,
· Health Information Management Systems
· Records Management,
· Referrals into care and support structures
· Follow up and Home visits
· Financial Literacy Skills Training
· Promotion of Village Savings and Loans Association (VSLA)
· Vocational and Apprenticeship Skills Training for youths
· Life skills and parenting.
· Food Security and Nutrition Trainings
· Business and Income Generating Activities Skills Trainings
· Strengthen Linkages
· Networking and Collaborations
· Lobbying and Advocacy
· Information and Knowledge Sharing
· Communication and Knowledge Management
| Volunteer tasks||· Administrative work|
· Fundraising activities - To be part in drawing fundraising avenues/plan to raise money for community activities
· Organizing events, writing reports, Data entry, computer work,
· Monitoring and evaluation of projects.
· Strategy planning (mainly experienced volunteers but also motivated ones), Writing field success stories, lessons learnt, best practices.
· HIV Counseling and Testing (HCT), Field Impact assessments,
· Visiting families and explain the importance of using Family Planning contraceptives.
· Engaging in Youth Friendly services,
· To raise awareness about health, education and sanitation
|Working hours||Typically Monday- to Friday, 8:00 am-17:00 pm, but may vary depending on the project. This may include Saturdays and Sundays (Community HIV Counseling and Testing’s are mostly done on the weekends)|
|Transport ||KIFAD is located only about 10 km from UPA Guest house. A volunteer will use public means and a boda-boda which will cost 6000/= to and from the project. |
|Accommodation ||A Volunteer may opt to stay at UPA Guest house or in a host family.|
|Comments from UPA||KIFAD has a small organization but may be an interesting organization to work with. It is one organization that can provide a very good learning environment to volunteers because of its commitment to networking with several Civil Society organizations. |
|Communication ||Communication with KIFAD members and staff is easy as most are educated. Not all orphans and their client families speak good English. |
|Past Volunteers ||From UK, Netherlands, USA, German, Spain and Belgium |