Welcome to Healthcare Volunteer Uganda -HVU
We are a registered non-profit organization located in the central part of Uganda. HVU’s vision is to create an environment where quality health care services are accessible for the entire community. HVU’s mission is to empower all individuals and groups to make an impact in the betterment of the community. The organization operates in central Uganda. The Organization does not have a solid financial stream of income, so we depend on donations and volunteers to implements projects.
For more information on HVU, please visit www.hvuganda.com
The Kassanda Women Integrated Apprenticeship Project (KWIAP):
The project will address the socio-economic challenges that affect adolescent girls and young mothers and their male partners. It will be a three year project targeting 3240 adolescent girls and young mothers of 15 – 24 years and their 1080 male partners. The beneficiaries will be selected from HIV/AIDS impacted households where Healthcare Volunteer Uganda (HVU) has in the past reached children infected with HIV/AIDS with comprehensive support. The beneficiaries will be selected from 23, 535 households in 270 villages, 38 parishes and 3 selected sub counties of Kiganda, Myanzi and Kassanda Sub County in Kassanda district, Uganda.
The beneficiaries are individuals who are often out of school, unemployed, critically needy and at high risk of HIV infection and other sexually transmitted diseases. They often rely on having sex with men so as to get money, favors and gifts. This puts them at high risk of HIV infection and other STIs, unplanned pregnancy uncertainty and rejection. Therefore, as a means to reduce their vulnerability, the KWIAP will entail apprenticeship courses with maximum duration of six months in order to economically empower the targeted population. The project will contribute to household income through saving, and investment in various income generating activities by the beneficiaries after acquiring apprenticeship skills. The project will also upscale utilization of Sexual Reproductive Health (SRH) and HIV/AIDS services including family planning. The key interventions will be apprenticeship courses in tailoring, hairdressing, bakery and entrepreneurship, while SRH and HIV/AIDS services will include; family planning, condom use, Voluntary Male Medical Circumcision (VMMC), HIV Testing and Counseling (HCT), prevention of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs), elimination of Mother to Child Transmission (eMTCT) of HIV, safe sexual behaviors, care and treatment. To this effect, Healthcare Volunteer Uganda has designed this three year project with the of aim of:
- Empowering 3240 adolescent girls and young mothers with apprenticeship skills.
- Providing Sexual Reproductive Health and HIV/AIDS services among the 3240 adolescent girls and young mothers and their 1080 male partners;
- Orient key stakeholders and HVU staff on the project to deliver on their mandate in the provision of apprenticeship skills, SRH and HIV/AIDS needs in the three sub counties by January 2023. As a way to achieve the above results, HVU Team plans to work in close collaboration with both private and public structures including 10 health centers and lower local governments in the target communities.
Use of the funds:
The funds raised in this campaign will be used for:
A). The construction of a three-classroom block as the coordination/training center, for the purpose of sustainability of the project. The building, including construction labor cost and materials will cost ($98,373). The other proceeds funds help to set up 6 tents and equipping them with facilities for the three years of the project.
B). The other funds of $80,468 will help the set up of 6 tents in six centers and the implementation of other program activities for next three years as numbered below;
- Empowering 3,240 adolescent girls and young mothers with apprenticeship skills
- Providing Sexual Reproductive Health and HIV/AIDS services among the 3,240 adolescent girls, young mothers and their 1,080 male partners.
- Orient key stakeholders and HVU staff to deliver on their mandate in the provision of apprenticeship skills, SRH and HIV/AIDS needs, in the three sub-counties by May 2022.
To achieve the above results, HVU plans to work in close collaboration with both private and public structures including ten health centres and lower local governments.
The total project budget for the 3 project years is $178,841 (Uganda shilling 625,944,200/=UGX or or GBP 139,099).
As Sahaya International is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, your contribution is tax-deductible in the USA according to standard IRS rules.
To donate by credit card, you can go to this fundraising page so we know your donation is intended for HVU:
If instead of donating by credit card, you like to mail a check, please make the check payable to “Sahaya International” with mention “HVU” and mail to:
1504 Portola Street
Davis, CA 95616
Many thanks for your support!
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