Fighting HIV/Aids stigma against Women by Activiting empathy and awareness in Schools and communities
we are a community capacity building institution registered since december 2004,Our core programs are capacity building,care & advocacy for the vulnerable
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Africa Mentoring Institute
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Países en donde este proyecto está creando impacto social
Uganda, WAK, Kampala
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¿Cuánto tiempo ha estado operando la organización?
Más de 5 años
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¿Hace cuánto que viene operando tu organización?
Operando entre 1-5 años
La necesidad: ¿Cuál es el problema que tratas de solucionar?
We are fighting stigma against women living with Hiv/Aids.In Uganda nearly every family has lost a member or a friend due to Hiv/Aids. Whereas the country has made significant progress in combating the epidermic, for the women living with the disease, each day is a nightmare. While positive men can move on with there normal life, women have to struggle with overcoming stigma at every level of the society on a daily basis.
La solución: ¿Cuál es tu solución? Sé específico.
By Activating emphathy, changing people's. The goal of Mothers of Hope is to fight stigma right at the schools and community level. We do this by raising awareness and empowering those considered by society as victims by making them active players through music, art and theatrical performances. By making the affected people ambassodors of hope, we want to send a signal to the community that these women deserve a chance and acceptance in society. With the prevalent rate at 7% Uganda has still a long battle a head, we hope that this project would make some contribution to making women's life better
El Modelo: Muéstranos a través de un ejemplo específico cómo tu solución hace una diferencia, incluye tus actividades primarias
The project motivates the infected women to come out of the closet and declare their status, this help in the prevention of new infections, secondly, the project provides for the affected persons and their family a support structure by linking them to other women going through similar life conditions. The idea here is, that synagistic actions isolation, depression and loneliness would be overcome. Through exchanges and experience sharing new ways of coping with the the diesease are learnt.Thirdly, the project empower women financially through art and crafts whereby the affeced women directly earn from their handcrafts, this money helps them to buy crucial medicines and care for their families. We are activiting empathy by encouranging participation of these sick women, we want to break stereotypes and stigma by helping those infected and the non infected mutually interact. We do this through school outreach whereby we perform music, art, drama, exhibition and sharing personal testimony.Our solution makes a difference because it looks at the problem in a systemic way, we engage family members, community leaders, the private sector which is potential employer of these women, we engage public institutions and finally, we publicise our activities in the media.
El mercado: ¿Quiénes son tus pares y competidores? Identifica a otros que también estén trabajando para dar respuesta a las necesidades que tú abordas y en qué te diferencias de ellos. ¿Cuáles son los desafíos que estos jugadores podrían representar para tu éxito o crecimiento?
Our Peers are the local organisation of women women living with Hiv/Aids,Schools local authorities and health practitioner. Our competitors are big national and international organisations that possess ernomous resources. What differentiates us is our approach to the problem. We put the affected person at the front and we let them design how best they want to commnicate their message. In addition we employ a three tier approach: reactivatation, rehabilitation, participation of the affected in the society.We see no immediate threat from our competitors nevertheless we acknowledge our lack of financial resources to fully optimize our activities.
Ahora que has pensado en tu innovación, ayúdanos a presentarla.
Define tu empresa, programa, servicio o producto en 1-2 frases cortas. [136 caracteres/25 palabras]
Mothers of Hope is a project of women living with Hiv/Aids supported by the Africa Mentoring Institute
Identifica lo que es innovador en tu solución en 1-2 frases cortas. [136 caracteres/25 palabras]
Its generic and down to earth approach.Women use recycled materials to produce their handcrafts and use voices to fight back injustices
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¿Cuál ha sido el impacto de la solución hasta la fecha?
Todate, we have brought together over 50 women living positive with Hiv/Aids, these women have been empowered with different skills such as communication skills, hygiene and and proper nutrition skills, business skills and basic computer literacy skills.The most important aspect of our trainings is that the affected women have been empowered to pass on similar skills to sub-community groups where they live. This solution not only enables us to reach more affected women it also encourages the affected women to feel a sense citiizenship and self worth.
¿Cuál es tu impacto proyectado para los próximos 1-3 años?
we plan to recruit more 300 isolated women, these focal persons should have the capacity to reach 25 Women in their communitties living positive with Hiv/Aids. We plan to widen our schools outreach campaign to the North of the country, a region worst affected by the rebel activities of the Lord's resistance Army by Joseph Kony.Further more, we purpose to hold our annual annual Mothers of Hope Art and Craft exhibition Award where best actors shall be recognised. It is also a direct source of income for the women.
¿Qué barreras pueden dificultar el éxito de tu proyecto? ¿Cómo planean superarlas?
The most likely barrier is lack of adquate resources for the organisation and outreach activities. We hope to limit this by applying for financial support to several public and private sector players. We also intend to intensify our marketing department to distribute our home made materials to a wider community. At the moment we have earmarked potetial distributors in Iceland, Germany and Norway
Las iniciativas ganadoras presentan un plan fuerte de cómo van a alcanzar y realizar un seguimiento del crecimiento. Identifica tus metas a seis meses para el crecimiento de tu impacto
Quantitative growth of 50 new active members. Raise finance to secure mobile van that facilitates school outreachl ou
Identifica tres grandes tareas que tendrás que completar para llegar a las metas de seis meses.
To do home-visit and use of referals from clinics and counseling centers.This should enable us to recruit new members
ecruiting atleast 100 new members.
qualitative improvement in the approach, training materials and center of activities decentralized
¡Ahora piensa en grande! Identifica tu meta de impacto a 12 meses.
Consolidation of progress
Identifica tres grandes tareas que tendrás que completar para llegar a tu meta de impacto a 12 meses
To ensure smooth transition from main offices to local satelite offices we plan to identify offices and furniture them
uplicate our head office training and awareness campaign activities at the community level
Organise a national get together of all the members at the National conference center
Historia de la fundación: Queremos saber acerca del momento en el que hiciste "¡Ajá!". Comparte la historia de dónde y cuándo el/los fundador(es) vio (vieron) el potencial de esta solución para cambiar el mundo.
It was a quiet morning when, Rose entered into our humble office, in a very shy but determined tone, she asked if we had any job available for her. We asked her if she wanted any specific job and she insisted, any job as long as it can enable me buy some crucial anti-retroviral medicine and look after my children. She opened up about her health status and explained to us why she was trying hard to fight stigma whenever she enters any office to seek work. Because we did not have the capacity to recruit her, we asked her if she could think of create of anything that we can translate into a job. She then told us she could neat mats, on that same day, she sold to us twobeautiful hand-made mats from recycled materials and palm tree leaves. This marked the begining of the group mothers of Hope, from here we widened our approach from one person to several other women suffering from similar problems.
Cuéntanos sobre tus alianzas.
we partner with local women associations, community development organisations, faith-based insistitutions, media houses and youth organisations, volunteers exchange organisations and schools, the Uganda Police, Human Rights organisation. In all our partnerships, our main goal is raising awareness and empathy towards reducing stigma on people living with Hiv/Aids
¿Qué tipo de equipo (personal, voluntarios, etc.) te asegurará que logres las metas de crecimiento identificadas en la sección de Impacto social/i>?
we have a team of three international volunteers, a database of 40 ready volunteers plus the 50 women who are already flag bearers of our programs in the community
Por favor, pon en claro las necesidades u ofertas que hayas mencionado anteriormente y/o sugiere categorías de apoyo que no están especificadas en la lista
We shall build on that already existing Africa Mentoring Institute research capacity and talents. We also have potential innovation and creative ideas that needs the right incubator to blossom, hopely this grant would provide us with the neccessary support to aquire the tools and finance our mobilisation drives.
|Mothers of Hope Annual Art and exhibition Gala||35.01 KB|
|Product line of Mothers of Hope recycled items||43.77 KB|