- Advocacy and support of orphans and vulnerable children (OVCs)
- HIV/AIDS prevention, education, care and support
- Hygiene and sanitation education
- Supporting women craft groups
- Livelihood improvement support
Advocacy and Support of OVC’s
The rapid growth of the HIV/AIDS virus in Africa and throughout the developing world has dramatically impacted the number of children who are newly becoming orphans. With parents dying at an alarming rate, children are left without food, shelter, education or protection. In Uganda, when a parent passes away, children are left with the family members. Unfortunately, most family members are unable to care for the orphans economically. These vulnerable children are often forced into lives of poverty, illiteracy, prostitution, child labour, drug abuse and heightened risk of HIV/AIDS. The organization provides care and support to the orphans and vulnerable children (OVC’s) by
- Raising awareness through advocacy and social mobilization to create a supportive environment for the OVC’s.
- Ensuring access for the OVC’s to essential services including education, health care, food and nutrition.
- Supporting mitigation programmes, such as, orphanages, for orphans and vulnerable children
- Strengthening the capacity of families to care for the OVC’s through economic, psychosocial and other support. READ MORE…….
HIV/AIDS Awareness / Counseling Services
The HIV/AIDS pandemic is a development crisis in Africa, and Uganda in particular. It is estimated that 1.5 million people are infected with HIV and cumulative deaths due AIDS are over 840,000. The epidemic has had far reaching consequences for individuals, families communities and the country as a whole. The most affected group are the youth between the age of 15-35 who are supposed to take on the future demands. This programme aims at enhancing prevention, mitigation and management of HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections among the youth by:
- Supporting Voluntary Counselling and Testing (V.C.T) Services.
- Strengthening Information, Education and Communication for behaviour change.
- Strengthening home-based care for people living with HIV/AIDS
- Improving the productive opportunities for people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS
Psychological and Livelihood Improvement support
- MUMYO gives support to the needy families, orphans and vulnerable children by giving out goats for reproduction, on a rotational basis, to be able to generate income to support their children’s education and other basic needs, over 25 goats were given out during the year.
- Uganda project Implementation and Management Committee (UPIMAC), through Mukono District Administration Probation Office signed an MOU with Naggalama AIDS care and support under MUMYO for a widow/orphans project. Eight widows with orphans were identified and benefited from the project. Every widow was given a she goat and two hens. A serving he goat was also to one of the beneficiaries to serve the she goats in case they mature. The first off springs are to be recovered and given to other widow.
Hygiene and Sanitation Education
Sanitation and hygiene are fundamental to good health and make essential contributions to the quality of life and sustainable development including economic productivity, education and environmental protection.
MUMYO ‘s hygiene awareness and promotion activities mainly focus on behavior change by communicating key hygiene practices, such as, boiling drinking water, hand wash and better methods of excreta disposal. The youth are encouraged to be agents of change in their communities through life skills training and integrated sanitation and hygiene education in communities.
MUMYO is a member of the Uganda Water and Sanitation NGO Network (UWASNET) and the Clean Up the World, Australia. Every year the organization mobilizes volunteers, including local leaders, school children, the community members to participate in the clean up the world campaigns. Read more
Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security
MUMYO helps youth and farmers in overcoming their production constraints on a sustainable basis through:
- Training in organic farming, agro forestry, and environmental protection, for sustainable food productivity and poverty alleviation.
- Increased access to improved farm inputs, crops and animals, technology and market related information.
- Farmers’ institutional development to enable farmers get access to agricultural advisory services, under the Uganda National Agricultural Advisory Services (NAADS) Programme. READ MORE ……
The organization supports support adult education, in the form of functional adult literacy, to enable the educationally disadvantaged youth and adults play active roles in the education of their children and carry out their rights and responsibilities of citizenship. It is a non-formal education programme which was introduced in 1997 to reduce the level of illiteracy especially among women in the rural areas. Adult education generally produces knowledge, skills, values and attitudes that
- Prepare a citizen to actively take part in activities that promote democracy at all levels and good citizenship
- Enable the citizens to actively respect and promote their rights and those of others, and fulfill their responsibilities in the family, community and the nation at large
- Facilitate the process of building a culture of peace, the rule of law and participatory democracy