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Kawempe Youth Development Association

Annual report 2009/2010

We are now more committed to work and change communities

Published by: Kawempe Youth Development Association (KYDA). Secretariat: P.O. Box 71976 Clock Tower Kampala, Uganda. Tel: +256 752 368 332/+256 752 825 826 Email: otal_kawempeyouth2006@yahoo.com Website: www.kyda-uganda.net Physical location Head Office: Near St. Benard Royal Primary School; 5,5 miles, Kawempe. Bombo Road, off old Mukisa Buiscuit Road in Jinja, Kawempe Zone A.

Message from Executive Director


Dear Colleagues; KYDA Greetings; 1

I greet you all in the name of our lord. It is with great joy and pride that I convey to, KYDA Staff, Board members, Volunteers and Sponsors, The Entire Beneficiaries residing in Kawempe Division and Wakiso District Community my gratitude for having successfully completed the Financial year 2009/ 2010. Special thanks go to those stake holders who contributed funds to run the activities specifically, The Private Sector Foundation of Uganda, (PSFU). The international Volunteers, Wakiso District local council, African Evangelistic Enterprises ; Foundation for Human rights Initiative, Save The Children in Uganda ( SCiUG) Young Empowered and Health (YEAH) The childrens mite of the USA, and the X- Y solidarity fund. Plus other well wishers. I wish to pass on our most sincere thanks and appreciation on behalf of KYDA community to all of you for your generous moral, financial and technical support and co- operation you have given KYDA- Uganda organization towards achieving our objectives. Because of your efforts, KYDA has registered positive double growth with all programs having better successful strides, during this period especially in the fields of: orphans and vulnerable children, child education support, vocational skills training , psycho social support, immunization of infants and deworming, life skills education; Capacity Building, HIV and drug abuse prevention. Talent development Activities including Sports and drama, Soft skills, Advocacy for rights to justice by young people , Emerging of New partnerships on Board, Adolescent Health, other child support initiatives (Livelihood Improvement Scheme.) among others. Conclusively, I thank you for your continued Support and Cooperation in this task of contributing to the National program plan where the Needy children and other Vulnerable live up to their full potential. I pray that the Hard to reach children and youth will continue having good time in this coming year 2010/ 2011 in terms of Health, wishing you Gods blessings ! ! ! ! ! ! !

With warmest best wishes,


Otal McBernard Executive Director Kawempe Youth Development Association (KYDA)

LIST OF ABREVIATIONS AND ACRONYMS.

AEE African Evangelistic Enterprises. AIDS Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome ANPPCAN Africa Network for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect. ART Anti Retroviral Therapy. BOT- Board of Trustees. CBOs Community Based Organizations. CSEC Commercial Sex Exploitation of Children. CCC Child Care Centre. CCGs Children Care Givers. CFPU Children and Family Protection Unit. CHH Child Headed Households. CLO Community Liaisons Officer. CSI Child Support Initiatives. DSA Drug and Substance Abuse. ESI Education Support Initiatives. HIV Human Immune Virus. HVCT HIV Voluntary Counseling and Testing. IGAs Income Generating Activities. MU-JHU. - Makerere University John Hoping Research Collaboration. KRLF - Kawempe Revolving Loan Fund. MISD Makerere Institute for Social Development. NGOs Non Governmental Organizations. OSSAS Other Social Support Activities. PSWO Probation and Social Welfare Officer. PADA (U) Prevention of Aids, Drug and Substance Abuse and Alcohol Uganda. PSFU Private Sector Foundation Uganda. PSGs Parent Support Groups. PSUs Please Save Us Clubs. RBs Risky Behaviours. SCiUG- Save the Children in Uganda. UNASO- Uganda Net work on Aids Service Organizations. UPA- Uganda Pioneers Association. UNNGOF Uganda National NGO Forum. YEAH Young Empowered and Health.

ABOUT KYDA Identity KYDA is a registered District NGO working in Wakiso and Kawempe districts all in Central Uganda. It was formed in 2001 to perform activities that are beneficial to young people and other concerned adults. Through mass media, community and person to person communication, Hence

Its an indigenous NGO, child focused development organization without religious, political or government Affiliation and Its non profit making.

Childrens vulnerability and deprivation is a concern for us all. One of the child in need found in the slum communities of Kawempe.

KYDAS VISION KYDA envisages creating an appropriate framework for enabling the Youths to develop social, economical and cultural skills, necessary for them to participate in development and improved welfare. KYDAS MISSION KYDA strives to develop a proactive and sustainable organizational capacity through training in life, vocational skills and training peers to reach out to other peers. Effective engagement of all young people to foster awareness about the spread and Effects of HIV/AIDS, STIs , STDs, drug abuse, child trafficking and un healthy environments. KYDAS WORK IN AREAS OF OPERATION KYDA has worked to improve the lives of vulnerable children in Uganda since 2007. It operates in two districts of Kampala and Wakiso all in Central Uganda; Specifically including the sub counties of the slum areas of Kawempe Division, Nabweru, Nangabo and Nansana town council. KYDAs current strategic plan (CSP) (2008- 2013) is in line With the Ugandas National orphans and other Vulnerable Children (OVC) strategic plan that aims at achieving a comprehensive National program plan of interventions (NPPI) and National Orphans and other vulnerable childrens Policy (NOP), that results into sustained reduction in HIV/AIDS orphans, improve access to quality OVC services, care and support, planning skills, life and Vocational skills education to all orphans and vulnerable young people and their host families in Uganda.

GOAL OF THE CSP KYDAS goal, aims to strengthening urban and peri urban rural community interventions for HIV positive orphans, vulnerable and other impoverished children and households.

As result operations over the years have hinged a long the Categories of OVC core program areas that includes: Sustaining livelihoods i.e. Social economic security. Sustainable life/ lives. Food and Nutrition support. Care and Support

Linking OVCs to social services: Specifically Education; Health and Psychosocial support. Participation in. Strengthening & enhancing policy to deliver i.e. policy frame works including: Child protection. Local Supports. Child rights.

As a result, KYDAs work and operations last year hinged along the following program areas: Sustaining livelihoods for orphans and other vulnerable children and their host families. Child support initiatives (CSI). Promoting Youth Income Generating activities. Care and support for orphans and vulnerable children. Psychosocial support to OVC and their care givers. Empowering Girls, Boys and their families living in poverty. HIV/AIDS and drugs abuse prevention. Adolescent sexual and Reproductive Health (ASRH) out reaches. Rights advocacy a among hard- to- reach young people, positive children protection of child rights. Community outreach in relation to immunization of infants, to prevent the six killer diseases, contrinoxazole prophylaxis, Adherence and Paediatric, ART among others. Life skills education and talent development. Vocational skills training.

Understanding that collaboration is a key to sustainable development, KYDA works with a Number of other Non-governmental partners at the grass roots, community, and district, national and international level. Special thanks should go to the childrens Mite of the United States of America (USA) Young empowered and Health (YEAH) Initiative, Africa Evangelistic enterprises (AEE) the Private Sector Foundation of Uganda (PSFU), St. Charles Lwanga Clinic, The solidarity fund of the Netherlands, the children welfare department of Wakiso and KCC districts, plus other well wishers and partners who tirelessly gave critical support to our activities.

Key activities over the past year include; Sustaining livelihood for orphans and other vulnerable children and their host families.
During 2009/2010 KYDAs livelihood improvement and social economic support programs continued to raise the disposable income of families. With partnership with our local well wisher of KYDA, families gradually improved the lives of children. Five piglets were donated to them: so that they could be in position to pay school fees, multiply the animals, buy seeds, other household necessities and investments.

This financial, focus was on the most vulnerable, especially the selection process of the in school and vocational skill participants has been made more transparent and participatory in nature as it is the community who identifies those most in need of support; Unlike in previous years, 10 children with disabilities have been able to pursue special Needs education, as they focus is now on the most marginalized and vulnerable children who would not have access to a proper education. 20 orphans and vulnerable children were accorded school fees, while other 360 were supported with scholastic materials. Another 30 were equipped with vocational skills of their choice.
Young people can realize their potential to overcome their Vulnerability to CSEC through acquiring skills for self sustainability. The above photograph showing some of the girls using the sewing machines that were donated by PSFU to KYDA through the BACD award 2009.

Child Support initiatives (CSIs)


These were in form of school visits, house- to house visits as well as conducting training and workshops targeting parents or care givers of the supported children: This was done to ensure follow up and strengthening the support provided in the previous year.

Children of KCCC/KYDA centre for HIV positive kids entertaining visitors during the speech day. House-to house visit is a strategy used by KYDA in health service delivery to identify the health and social needs of the children and communities so that they can be assisted to improve their health and social status by providing care and support with in a home setting. One of the OVC care givers in the community visited by Pastor

Lwazi the board chairman.

Care and Support for orphans and other vulnerable children During the year 2009/2010 KYDA has worked to alleviate the effects of HIV/ AIDS on girls, boys and their families through a holistic approach under the KYDA PRO HIV-orphan children project current strategic plan (CSP) - four major features are followed; the key ones are; the rights of children to protection from HIV, the rights of children to live with their family, the rights of families affected by HIV to social protection and the rights of children affected by HIV to care and support. Over the past year: KYDA service Centre registered a total of 901 needy children (600 girls and 301 boys) slightly higher than those of the year before. The gender distribution of the registered children with KYD has remained the same. There are more females (70%) than males (30%) as females are found to be more Vulnerable than their counter parts (males.) The majority of the OVCs are within the ages of 7 and 17. This trend has not changed in the last 2 years of our KYDA pro HIV orphan children current strategic project plan 2008-2013. Because this is the most youthful and future generation age group, Every thing should be done in terms of scaling up services to support them; so that they remain health, Educated Psycho- social support. Provided to children and their families affected by HIV/AIDS and productive for as long as possible, as they are encouraged to make informed decisions.
Key activities of the past year include; To enhance the sustainability of psychosocialsupport to orphans and vulnerable children (OVCs) Community Based care givers were trained in psycho social support and now serve as a link between the organization and the communities. The provision of scholarships and scholastic materials has helped attract OVCs to schools and increase their retention and completion of school.

Last year 2009/ 2010, a total of 580 individuals received counseling services, these included 400 females, 145 males and 35 families . This demonstrates the appreciation by our clients and the needy children that, counseling is helpful and therapeutic in the management 7

of trauma, stress and even HIV/AIDs. Teachers have more skills trained to provide counseling, guidance and psycho social support to vulnerable children to help keep them in school and focus has been on girls as they are especially likely to drop out.
IEC is important to young people in these days especially in the era of HIV/AIDS to resist peer pressure and for behavioral change and sustainability. A section of participants being trained in life skills during a weekly BCC session that takes place every Saturday at the KYDA centre (Picture above.)

Many of the hand-to-reach children and families hosting them in the slum areas sought counseling services several times. Therefore KYDA will need continually to ensure that adequate counselors are available to offer this much needed service to our needy children. Adolescent sexual reproductive Health out reaches the past year continued the trend of increasing demand of youths for reproductive health services and information provided by KYDA ; Community outreach were made in partnership with Y.E.A.H (Young Empowered And Health) and HVCT with Naguru teenage Health and information centre in school peer educators were trained to enable child led advocacy again HIV/AIDS and community Based volunteers have been also trained to provide counseling and palliative Services.

A.YA.G illustrating how HIV/AIDS spreads by using sex network game through community outreach targeting younger men.

The role of Youths in raising awareness and behavioral change about HIV/AIDS was expanded to allow them to spread their messages through more creative means like drama performances, poetry readings, sports, and games, songs, games and drama are non- threatening yet memorable methods of conveying sensitive messages on HIV and sexual reproductive health beyond the school to the communities, where they continue to be used on a day- to-day basis.

A peer-to-peer guidance program was developed specifically for orphans and vulnerable children (OVCs) to help reach adolescents who are more comfortable speaking with peers than teachers. This has facilitated openness in discussion about HIV/AIDS and has enhanced childrens capacity to handle difficult situations regarding their sexuality.

Empowering Girls, Boys and their families living in Poverty More children and Adults have become aware of the rights and responsibilities of children over the past year. This was done through integration of KYDA services with Government sponsored child Health Days, Day of Africa child, Youth Day, world AIDS days. Mothers day, womens day among other Many children and youth groups have developed their capacity and confidence to Express their views and organize them for action. By using the community managed project approach, A number of communities and groups have been empowered to I identify and manage projects of their own choice, giving them confidence that they may be in charge of their own development.
KYDA has significantly developed the capacity of community members to mobilize their own savings to access affordable credit services. This has diversified their income sources and raised disposable house hold incomes among families .KYDA members during a sensitization on business management at the centre conducted by Ggole SACCO Representative.

The examples of the group members include the Please Save Us PSU out of school young women clubs in Kawempe Division parishes and Tweyambe development

womens Association for disabled.

The improved incomes have been invested in such meaningful ventures as paying school fees for children, improving family Nutrition ,establishing income generating projects these young in groups have been empowered through increasing financial independence, Rights advocacy among children with Disabilities An increasing focus over the past year has been the often neglected Rights of children with Disabilities (CWDs) An Awareness workshop targeting local leaders, Community volunteers, parents, Teachers and children focused on key issues/ causes of different forms of disability amongst children, disability prevention, mitigation and rehabilitation.
A House-to house visit conducted by KYDA and The International volunteers last year it enabled the Identification of 50 CWDs in Nabweru subcounty; 5 of whom were referred to Katalemwa Cheshire home for corrective plastic surgery, 3 to Lweza home for PWDS, 5 were receiving home based therapy, 17 to Butabika and majority Health centre II especially those with mental disabilities. The 20 were receiving physical therapy every Wednesday at the KYDA centre.

Disability in children is not inability. Mentally retarded kids pausing for a photograph after the play physical therapy with Ellen a volunteer from Netherlands every Wednesday.

To change community perceptions and encourage greater participation in care for CWDs, follow up home visits were conducted in the months of June, July, August, Sept and October (2009) weekly review meetings about disabilities were held with stake holders, care givers were trained to offer rehabilitative care, and Parent Support Groups (PSGs) were formed to help both increase awareness and mobilize support for CWDs. These interventions have all increased the access of CWDS to community based rehabilitation service and have reduced the burden of those with disabilities by promoting early detection and treatment of disabilities in children.

Promoting Youth Income generating activities In partnership with Ggole SACCO facilitated KRLF village saving and Loans Association (VSLA) in Nabweru, KYDA linked about 10 care givers to OVCs and 5 Youth to Ggole SACCO. This savings-led approach mobilizes community members to come together to pool their regular small savings which are then lent out within the group in a revolving manner.
The money is being used to start up home based

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businesses, upgrade homes, pay childrens fees and to improve over all Nutrition for OVCs.

Note: The mostly female membership has been their well- being improved with their new income and young women youth have been able to take a more leadership role in society as a result. Increasing children access to Health services. Arguably, the most successful aspect of KYDA organization over the past year was its ability to improve access to Health services for children, through immunization outreaches. A total of 1800 children were immunized under the age of 4 received BCG; 1890 children under the age of 4 received DRT immunization, 120 against measles and a 720 under the age of 14 receive vitamin A supplements. Additional training in food nutrition for teenage mothers improved food utilization in households and led to improved health condition especially for children. Ctrimoxazole Prophylaxis. Septrin prophylaxis is being one of the interventions that greatly improve the quality of life of children who are HIV positive. KYDA is supporting 30 positive children. It works with other partners in HIV/AIDS care to see that these children remain on Septic or Dapsone prophylaxis Adherence. KYDA as an organization has continued to counsel the vulnerable children and their caregivers, plus treatment buddies, about the importance of Adherence to treatment in other words, some clients receive their refills at home, through House to house visits coordinated by KYDA Volunteers which has helped to maintain high adherence levels, especially for children on ART. Pediatric ART. There are a number of challenges that have contributed to low paediatric enrollment. Some of which are: difficulties associated with testing young children for HIV, the willingness of some parents or guardians about the need for testing children and the importance of enrolling them for ART. It is hoped that more children shall be reached through the home visits.

Most Significant Change The testimony got from a rapid survey of parishes of Kawempe division that was commissioned in July to September of 2009 by KYDA and its international volunteers reveals that 20 children per village are under child labor and out of school. Many of whom were found collecting scrap during school days. HIV/AIDS And Drug Abuse Prevention 11

During the year, KYDA increased its scale for HIV/AIDS and Drug Abuse prevention. This was improved through Net working with young Empowered and health (YEAH) and increasing the number of village out reaches. This year 2009/2010 several out reaches (16 of them) made in form of drama performances targeting market places, schools, trading centre, Boda Boda stations, play stations for instance Near ludo, mweso etc, the target is to increase the male involvement in our campaigns against HIV/AIDs and drug abuse.
Youth talent development for adaptive and positive behavior to deal effectively with challenges and demands of everyday life. Children trained in traditional dance at KYDA center to develop their talents and divert from risky behavior eg. child prostitution, drug abuse, CSEC.

Photograph involving young boys in sports and life skills for talent development than getting involved in criminal activities and drug abuse which in turn can make/expose them to the High risk of getting the HIV virus.

Condom use Demonstration, Education and promotion has always been part of the HIV preventive package to out of school and slum youths who are seemingly to be sexually active. A total of about 890 people (384 males and 502 females) attended the out reaches.

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Increasing uptake for VCT services Arguably, the most successful aspect of the KYDA over the past years was the ability by the out of school Youth to access VCT services. This has addressed the inadequacy of voluntary counseling and testing (VCT) services, in the area, KYDAs recent partnership with Naguru teenage health and information centre as well as an enabling government policy on HIV/AIDs, the Youth can access the VCT services at KYDA centre and from our out reaches. Most significant change: The following is a testimony of an OVC from Maganjo parish. 1st testimony From A boy called Ken (14 years) and his sister Eve (6 years) who lived in Kiganda zone testified of their drunkard father who succumbed to HIV/AIDs and later died, when they were still young, leaving their mother positive. Because of the situation he dropped out of school in primary started collecting scrap to look after the family, He as to wake up early together with the little sister. As Ken and sister were moving, wondering and collecting scrap one day, they came across KYDA community volunteer who asked them to take her to their home where they stay. They were advised and counseled, their mother and the young girl child accepted to go for an HIV test and she started taking ART treatment. And later on she started attaining Hair dressing training skill at KYDA centre. Her dream is to become a star in Hair braiding and styling and to start her own saloon to be able to educate her two kids. Therefore, the most significant change in my life was the advice and counseling and the testing of HIV and then treatment and now healthy and sure that later my children will resuming going to school again as testified by Kens Mother.

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2sd Testimony From Ivans mother from Nabweru sub county; Kawempe Zone A she testified of her husband who died learning her with a burden to care and look after the 4 children/ siblings and in a Ramshackle un completed house. She was referred to KYDA centre by some members of the parent support group (PSG) for any probable assistance for the sponsorship of her two children the Ivan Elder boy p.6 by then and Enock (P.2). KYDA social workers went to visit assessed and counseled her she was given a seed grant of 50,000 which she used to buy 2 piglets and to begin a piggery project; When the pigs grew and gave birth, they multiplied started selling some of them to pay off school fees for her children, she used the remaining money to complete the house and to start up a small business( Grocery) in order for her to sustain the children. As of Now the Elder boy Ivan completed S.4 and Enock is in P.7 and the 3rd born girl in P.2.Ivan was referred by KYDA to another NGO for training in welding and mechanics where he got a certificate. His vision is to become a powerful aluminum welder. Their life was totally transformed and changed they were blessed and made happy by KYDA as Narrated by Ivans mother.

Other Beneficiaries:
Teenage girls attaining dancing skills

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One of the care givers of the positive kids receiving mosquito net as child support initiative by KYDA.

Before, the youth used to spend a lot of time waiting in the long chews at Kawempe Health centre, in addition to the tests, clients would have to pay for transport, and meals. The service community delivery VCT has cuts costs by 90%, meaning it has made the service more accessible and affordable to a greater number of Youths. To date 310 young people tested of whom 210 were females and 100 males.

After VCT, those found positive can be referred to other service providers like TASO for ART.

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Advocacy and Net working As one of the leading indigenous NGOs in the field of orphans and vulnerable children, KYDA continues to influence national and international Advocacy Agenda. It uses a number of opportunities to bring forward and disseminate information for Advocacy work that contributes to the formulation of more coordinated institutional responses on children rights, child protection, child and drug abuse prevention and positive living in children and their Vulnerable families hosting them. KYDA develops Advocacy themes that nearly supplements the National themes the above responses. These themes have always guided the KYDA drama activities and festivals, such as on child rights, child neglect, drug abuse, and positive living.
Committee outreaches and meetings targeting women and children about their rights, requires proper partnerships. Networking with police to reach CSW sex workers in Kawempe division.

Staff members of KYDA during the weekly staff meeting.

In an effort to address the above, KYDA used a number of opportunities .These include international and National meetings and conferences, participation in key relevant strategic advocacy events, distribution of IEC Advocacy materials and hosting key visitors. The several National meetings, conferences and seminars that KYDA participated in were organized among other by; (M.O.H) The ministry of health; Save the children (sciug), Private sector foundation of Uganda (PSFU), YEAH; UNNGDFC Uganda National NGO forum; K.C.C, IIFWP,(inter religious and international federation for world peace) UPC, Universal Peace Federation, MU-JHU maker ere university- John Hopkins

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Universal Kampala- MU-JHU Research collaboration; PADA- Uganda, NURRU; Foundation for Human Rights initiative (FHRI) Advocacy Workshops: In order to equip KYDAs partners and community, two workshops were organized in March 2010, about child rights counseling and positive living in children presentations were needs from representatives from FHRI, SCiUG, and MU-JHU. Community members, the police force were updated about KYDA services and other pertinent issues regarding the organization. By the end of the exercise, 120 people had participated.
Workshop with police officers concerning rights of minority young people CSWs.

Key visitors to KYDA during the year: Receiving and hosting key visitors is one of KYDAs Strategic Advocacy Agenda. During the visits information is shared, lessons are learned, partnerships evolve and solutions are sought to address gaps in programming. During the year KYDA continued to receive national and international visitors. They were oriented on various KYDA programs such as child protection, child education sponsorships, child rights, commercial sex exploitation of children (CSEC) child abuse and neglect, child sacrifice and trafficking, rights of children (wing with HIV/ AIDs and the families hosting them, life planning skills and Adolescent sexual reproductive Health, as well as vocational skills training, Psycho-social support and Counseling food security, care and support for the children among others.
Some key visitors of KYDA during the year were:

Ms. Ellen Pieters from the Netherlands (June- December 2009) Mr. Semakula musa Adam from C.L.O.s office Kawempe police station (13 July 2009) . Ms. Sarah Zawedde from Bukedde News paper (13 July2009) Ms. Evelyn Pieters from the Netherlands on (27thJuly 2009) Mr. Amo Geofry and Mr.Mutyaba stephen from save the children Luweero 3oth July 2009 . Mr .Kavuma Paul from plan Uganda (21stAugust 2009) Hon. Kasule Robert sebunya Member of Parliament kyaddondo North constituency ( 5th

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September 2009) Ms. Margaret mukson and Ms .Kadilo janet from UPA on the 6th Octomber 2009) Mr. Kavvuma Hadad and Mr.Wamala Magid from Enviromental management and livelihood improvement (EMLI) Bwaise facility 6th .November, 2009. Councillor Josephine Lwanga from KCC(15thNovember. 2009) Ms. Namara Racheal and Mr. Opan Geofry from AEE (26th .November 2009). Mr. Wanddimba samual from Uganda Pioneers Association.(14th.December 2009) Ms. Nana Jorgensen from Danish Youth Council (14th December 2009) Mr. Karemera Adrian and Mr. Katamba Francis- social workers from UYDEL (14th. December 2009) Mr. Luboyera David, community Development officer from Nabweru sub county (4th January 2010). Ms. AyebaleRoseline from Makerere instiitute for social Development (29th January 2010) Kenyatta University field work. Mr. Patrick ndawula from MU-JHU (23th.March. 2010) Ms. Ghana Matolongive from Stephen Lewis Foundation, Canada (28th .March 2010). Mr. Egadu Robert. Mr. Nuwagaba Polly and Mrs Kirinda Eunice from Naguru teenage centre (2nd June .2010) Ms. Nakitende Florence from UNASO (15th June 2010). Ms. Ajok Scovia and Ms. Nanjego Phoebe from K.C.C welfare Department 17/June 2010. KEY EVENTS DURING THE YEAR.

Ellen Pieters, the volunteer from Netherlands, with Kasangati care center staff.

KYDA celebrates 5 years of legal existence.

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Visitors during the celebration.

Cutting the cake during the celebration. Visitors from UYDEL, EMLI Bwaise Facility, local area MPs political assistant and some KYDA staff.

Above: KYDA celebrates to mark the winning of the PSFU. Business associations and urban community development 2009 award (BACD) as winner first runner urban category.

Certificate giving ceremony. KYDA director after handing over a certificate of merit to Ms. Ellen. Parties after her completion of a six months volunteering in KYDA.

Cultural exchange for promotion of friendship and co-operation. A foreign volunteer participating in the local

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Kiganda dance during her orientation week.

Community outreaches and meetings about problem assessment and ranking of community needs is a consistent and continuous process.

Lukadde Kawempe zone B

Kidokolo at Ttula village Wakiso District

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Katooke training center

Bwaise III Parish, Kampala District

KYDAs participation in key National meetings. There were several National meetings, conferences and seminars that KYDA participated in: They were organized among others by: Ministry of Health, PSFU, UNASO,UNNGOF, MU-JHU Research Collaboration, ANPPCAN. Sports Activities and Prevention of Risk behavior among Young people in KYDA. Sports Vis--vis the removing of trauma, sports prevents other risky behaviors such as commercial survival sex, theft and drug abuse among hard- to reach slum youth. Therefore it has been a cross cutting them and is mainstreamed in KYDA programs as Uniting all youth Against risky behavior This explains why there are several sports activities at KYDA centre like foot ball, Net ball, Volley ball, Luddo omweso, among others. Inturns. During the Year KYDA received 2 local in turns both from MISD Kabuye Shaban pursuing a diploma in Guidance and Counseling and Mariam Bosibori pursuing a diploma in social work and Social Administration.

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They have helpful in reaching out programmes such as home visits, school out reaches, video shows among others. International Volunteers. Besides the local volunteers KYDA received to other international Volunteers. These are Ellen Pieters from the Netherlands and Josh Keller fish from USA. They all worked to help KYDA OVCs. Ellen Pieter donated a lap top and sports Juzzys to the organization as well as Josh Keller Advised KYDA to develop a proper and sounding financial Accounting information system.

Turning Point. Lack of proper sanitation worldwide contributes to the death of thousands of women and children every day from largely preventable cause. Most OVC do lack proper VIP latrine services. Lack of strategic material Assistance and social support to HIV/AIDS orphans and other Vulnerable children , This can be in form of stark up kits to children who have been under apprenticeship, scholastic Materials etc. The increasing Number of orphans and other vulnerable children (OVCs) due to HIV/ AIDs scourge implies that KYDA has to double its service especially for care and support yet the Budget remains un Expanded. Limited Funding / Resources make it difficult for KYDA to implement all the programmes for the Benefit of children / OVCs for instance to provide for the Needs of the children, Regular super vision of OVCs, conducting booster meetings with PSGs and workshops with other key stake holders in our project areas of operation, conducting follow up and Home visits among others. Lack of a vehicle, Motor cycles and Bicycles makes it difficult for the KYDA staff and the community based volunteers to properly coordinate the activities because public transport is associated with delays, and ever changing / increase in Taxi fares.

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Inadequate funds especially on the OVC program for provision of IGA grants to caregivers, fabrics for clients ( positive children) after graduating from skills building, clothes for OVC, support to child headed families, mosquito Nets for child clients and other child support initiatives. Food insecurity: Lack of food is the most frequently discussed issue in the counseling sessions yet Hunger and malnutrition exacerbates effects of HIV both on the individual HIV (Positive children on ART, TB treatment) and the communities at large. Staff development is still a challenge some directors could need to be trained in corporate governance, a good number of staff needs to be supported for long distance programs, Elearning Education other need to be trained in courses like child counseling, positive prevention counseling sign language introductory course, counseling for ART care and management for programs on OVCs. Early school drop outs or children that have never attended formed school training tend to be slow learners. They tend to spend more time acquiring a skill which under normal circumstances should have taken a shorter time! Sometimes the trainers may ask for more money since they spend more time training the slow learners.

CONCLUSION Despite the un-imaginable suffering and hardships many children faces, they are extremely resilient and capable of overcoming adversity. With the right support, both practical and emotional children can get out of abusive situations and transform their rights. Many of the children we work with go on to help other children living in similar circumstances as said by Joan (not real name) 12 years: The project helped me, because it gave me school supplies and it helped me in my work. It also thought me that I have rights, if I tell my friends about this, they agree with me and ask where I have learned that?

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