Kiyita Family Alliance for Development (KIFAD)

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KIYITA FAMILY ALLIANCE FOR DEVELOPMENT (KIFAD)

PROJECT CODE:   UPA/MLTV/020


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.

Activities

Health

·          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

Capacity Building

·          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

Strategic Partnerships

·          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


  •   Uganda Pioneers Association,
         8 miles Hoima Road, Ocheing Zone 
  •      Nansana, Wakiso District - Uganda
  •   P.O.Box 25973 Kampala,Uganda
  • +256 785 601 220 / +256 782 335 322
  • info@ugandapioneers.org

About UPA

Uganda Pioneers' Association (UPA) is a voluntary non-governmental organisation registered with the National NGO Board (ref. S5914/114). UPA aims atpromoting community based development,intercultural co-operation and youth participation through voluntary work. 


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