RWEYOWA is a certified non-governmental organization founded in
2003 and registered in 2009 with the National Board of NGOs under the Uganda Ministry of Internal Affairs, Reg. No. S.5914/8248.
View our brochure to learn more about RWEYOWA.
View our 2010-2011 Annual Report.
View our 2009-2010 Annual Report.
View our 2008-2009 Annual Report.
It was during the population census of 2002, a door to door
exercise, that committed volunteers who were directly involved in
the exercise felt concerned about the terrible living conditions of
the people affected/infected with HIV/AIDS. They thought it helpful
to come up with RWEYOWA to reduce the further spread of HIV/AIDS and
improve the livelihoods of those affected/infected with HIV/AIDS in
RWEYOWA’s core strength is its excellent
understanding of the community it serves and its practical approach
of finding solutions to community problems. This strength is derived
from the fact that some of the implementers of RWEYOWA’s activities
are members of the same vulnerable groups that RWEYOWA targets (i.e.
are people affected/infected with HIV/AIDS in the community).
RWEYOWA is dedicated to serving the people of Wakiso and Kampala Districts in
Uganda. Most of its core interventions are carried out in Ssabagabo-Makindye, which is the biggest of all the sub-counties of Wakiso
district, with a total population of 150,300 people
(according to the Housing and population
census of 2002).
Out of the total population,
10,500 are living with HIV/AIDS and this explains why Ssabagabo
Makindye received the first priority.
RWEYOWA’s Mission Statement
to curb the further spread of HIV/AIDS and to improve the
livelihoods of those affected/infected with HIV/AIDS in the
- To prevent the further
spread of HIV/AIDS and other STDs among people of all age groups in
the community through the ABC strategy, i.e. Abstinence, Being
faithful and Condoms used correctly and consistently.
- To promote
Adolescent and Sexual Reproductive Health (ASRH) among young people
in the community.
- To encourage increasing respect, opportunity
and protection for people affected/infected with HIV/AIDS, including
orphans and vulnerable children.
- To establish care and support
projects or activities for people affected/infected with HIV/AIDS as
a means of improving their social and economic welfare.
promote cooperation/coordination through mobilization, information
sharing and expertise with other organizations in the struggle