Uganda Youth and Women's Effort Fighting AIDS

Uganda Youth and Women's Effort Fighting AIDS


Uganda Youth and Women’s Effort Fighting AIDS (UYWEFA) aims to mitigate the challenges associated with HIV/AIDS in the community of Kazo, located 10km northwest of Kampala, Uganda.

Established in 2007 by people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS in Kazo, UYWEFA initially aimed to fill the gaps in home based care (by providing home visits, testing, and support and counseling services). Today the organization has expanded to provide education opportunities to orphans and vulnerable children; youth-friendly activities like filming and videography; and economic empowerment opportunities and home-based care for single mothers living with HIV /AIDS. The long-term objective of UYWEFA is to ensure people living with, and affected by, HIV/AIDs become self-reliant.



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Yes, I recommend this program

During the second semester of my second year of bachelor I had to do an internship abroad (I live in France). I decided to go to Uganda for 4 months. The family I'm staying with has been and is still really nice to me, and they make me feel at home.
During the first half of my internship I was an English teacher for P2 and P3. I was approximately at UYWEFA school from 9am until 5pm, but I was usually only teaching two hours per day. The rest of the time I worked on the fundraising campaign which aims to raise money in for buying the land on which UYWEFA's buildings are.
During school vacation, I travelled across Uganda and Rwanda during approximately 2/3 weeks.
The second part of my stay here will be more focused on UYWEFA's organisation and administration. I am still working on the fundraising campaign as well, but I am not a teacher anymore.
My overall appreciation of this internship is pretty good, Ugandans are usually friendly and welcoming and I have met really nice people here.
The kids at school are all great, and they deserve the best !!

What would you improve about this program?
Make sure that the money I pay when I first came here for the family really goes to the family, and not somewhere else...


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