MUSLIM YOUTH AGAINST HIV/AIDS
PROJECT CODE: UPA/LMTV 023
|Muslim Youth Against HIV (MYA) group is a community based organisation which was started in 2004 by a group of Muslim youths with a mission of combating the HIV pandemic by addressing causes and providing the orphans with the necessary tools for acquiring a positive livelihood. Despite the name, the organisation does not have any bias or does not discriminate against any religion but originally had a bias on mainly the Muslim youth. Today the institution integrates all people irrespective of any religious, cultural or any other background.|
|Aim||To empower the orphans, youth and women with self reliance skills through training and capacity building on peer health and education.|
|Activities||Peer education for students and out of school about HIV/AIDS and behaviour change (AB) messages.
Psychosocial support to people living with HIV/AIDS
Training orphans, and women in entrepreneurship skills
Visiting orphans and vulnerable children at their homes for guidance and counseling.
|Volunteer Tasks||Teaching English, Mathematics and games
Home visits to Orphans
Outreaches to schools together with the staff
|Volunteer Qualities||Emotionally strong
Adoptable to local teaching culture in Uganda
Having knowledge on peer education
Requires a person with commitment to live in a multicultural setting.
Ready to work with the orphans and people with HIV/AIDS
LOW MEDIUM HIGH
|Room for New
|Rating by MTVs X|
|Working Hours||From 9.00am to 4.00pm Monday to Saturday|
|This project is located just 200m from the Uganda-Kenya boarder. It costs 15,000 from Kampala to Busia.|
|Accommodation||The Volunteer will be accommodated in a host family that is in a walking distance from the project.|
|Comments from UPA||MYA is a new partner project with UPA. It is therefore recommendable for a volunteer with a high self motivation and self driven with zeal to start processes. One with a high interest in getting exposure to a highly multicultural setting is also welcome.
The project is located in what is referred as transit towns and has a fertile ground for any who wishes to learn the living style of such people. It is quite different from other communities. Since it across the boarder, arranging travel to see parts of nearby Kenya is there too.
|Communication||The people in this area mostly speak Swahili though most of them are fluent in English.|