TO EMPOWER KiBAALE RURAL POOR
I have a vision of transforming the standard of living of the people of Kibaale District so that in future they can live a better life. People of Kibaale have a number of problems like:
It has been and it is still my desire to help people of Kibaale in those problems and I have started on a small scale because I am doing it as an individual.
I am also volunteering with Uganda Rural Development and Training Programme (URDT) a non governmental organisation in Kagadi, Kibaale District which is helping people on a large scale. At URDT I am studying about the process of rural transformation which is to be a key idea at the soon to be created African Rurual University (ARU). One of the ideas of the African Rural University is to empower people in rural areas to create peace for them selves.
About HiV AIDSIn the year 1997, I started sensitizing people about the dangers of HIV AIDS, especially people of my age. In 1999 I started teaching at Kyomukama Primary School where I was teaching science. I used to tell my students the dangers and how to avoid HIV AIDS. Nowadays I am doing it on a large scale by holding meetings in villages and participating in various workshops in the district. at URDT
I also give assistance to needy orphans whose parents died of aids by giving them
clothes, guidance and counseling and paying school tuition fees where possible.
HIV stands for human immunodeficency virus. It is spread through contact of any body fluids, but it is mainly spread through unprotected sex.
AIDS in Uganda started on the shores of Lake Victoria. To ordinary Ugandans AIDS was thought to be witchcraft. It then started killing people spreading from the shores of Lake Victoria, to parts of Masaka district, Kampala, Mpigi and other districts of Uganda.
started at around the late 1950's. Today AIDS is considered to be as a national scourge
killing many Ugandans every year especially the youth.
It is on this back ground that I have started a challenging task of fighting HIV AIDS. Factors which increase the spread of HIV AIDS in Kibaale District
How to avoid poverty
The following should be observed
About illiteracy We are encouraging people to go to school and in the case of old people we have a program called functional adult literacy where old or mature people are being trained how to read and write, nutrition and business management. environmentWOMEN EMPOWERMENT I support women's empowerment through advising parents to take their daughters to school.
Students of URDT Girls school participating on the international women's day.
The theme of that day was WOMEN AND HiV AiDS CHALLENGES AND THE WAY FORWARD.