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Luhwahwa Youth Development Foundation (LUYODEFO)

P.O Box 148,
Kasese
Ouganda

Telefon: +256 774 982 746
Telefax:
Adresse e-mail:info@luyodefo-ug.org
Internet:http://www.luyodefo-ug.org/
Interlocuteur: Samuel Ndungo

Les Thèmes


Luhwahwa Youth Development Foundation (LUYODEFO) is a non-profit, non-governmental organization that provides support to marginalized communities across the Rwenzori region of western Uganda. The formation of LUYODEFO in 2003 was out of deep aspiration by a group of motivated youth to respond to the plight of children, youth, women, and men impacted greatly by political conflict, disease, extreme poverty, and other detriments in the Rwenzori region in western Uganda.

The idea to form this organization was to create a platform for empowering rural resource communities to contribute to sustainable livelihoods among the local, underprivileged communities, especially in their social, health, and economic well-being.

Objectives:
• Enhance relationships among youth through shared experiences in order to create true, broad-based contributions to community life
• Increase the local communities’ self-sustainability through employment opportunities
• Create awareness about human rights and health issues, including HIV/AIDS and home-based care
• Improve homecare services to orphans and vulnerable children, and support chronically ill-patients
• Network and collaborate with other groups and/or institutions for sustainable development

LUYODEFO program lies under four thematic areas:
• Health initiatives: which involves Menstrual Health Management (MHM) project promoting menstrual health education supported with sanitary product provision to girls/ women, and Community Health Project promoting preventative skills; demand for quality care; and access to better healthcare.
• Education initiatives: which involves Education Support Project using multiple interventions to promote and support quality education as a tool to fight poverty, and Schools Twining and Pen-Pal Project that links schools in Kasese and schools abroad to make a global learning environment.
• Orphans and Vulnerable Children support: which aims to create a sense of humor among these children affected by wars, HIV/AIDS and other detriments and provide long-term, sustainable benefits to the communities through the Childrens Community Center (CCC) model that will involve;- children's village, community school, community centre, community clinic, and care takers project.
• Community initiatives: which involves food security project that address the three pillars: food availability, food access, and food utilization; Revolving Microcredit Project that ensure socio-economic security for vulnerable communities; and Tournament for Change (TFC) Project that harness the power of soccer to unite and educate people about issues of peace living.

Samuel Ndungo is the Director at Luhwahwa Youth Development Foundation (LUYODEFO).

We need volunteers including students groups to support our staff. We accepts gifts and donations to promote our work.



 

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