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About us

  • Background
  • Mission & vision
  • Values & objectives
  • Achievements
  • Our staff

AWARE UGANDA (Action for women and Awakening in Rural Environment) was formed in 1989 by a group of Local rural women of Kaabong District in Karamoja region. It was initiated by Mrs. Grace Loumo with an aim of taking women out of their plight in this region by net working rural women to build their skills, learn their rights as women, fight poverty, violence, suffering and HIV/AIDs.
It’s a fully registered organization with the national NGO board with Reg. No. S.5914/1033 operating in 4 district of Karamoja regions ie Abim, Kaabong, Kotido, Moroto.

AWARE-UG was formed because of gender imbalance, resulting in to high levels of domestic violence & GBV, family neglect, women and human rights abuses, cattle rustling causing high family death, highs levels of illiteracy among  Karamojong women, primitive culture, high levels of HIV/AIDS as a result of rural nomadic migration.

AWARE boasts of a very experienced, exposed team in the social, economic and cultural problems affecting grassroots women in Karamoja. This team is not only well versed with the geography of the place, but has also a truck record of successful implementation of rural projects over the years.
AWARE has a more than 25 yrs experience in implementing women's emancipation project/programme.  AWARE operates particularly in Kaabong district. Its broad aim is to advance the social, cultural and economic status of women in Karamoja, interventions on Food security and Nutrition, AIDS/HIV & Human Rights campaign to build consistency of empowered grassroots women, to engage in local development, so that they can make positive contributions to their well being, homestead and the region at the large.

MISSION
To empower Karamoja women build their confidence, and status through their participation in groups in which they can determine programs to secure livelihoods of their families.

VISION
To promote women’s active involvement in development of their communities to raise their standard of living.

VALUE:
All indigenous community to live in dignity and Respect to enjoy their Human Rights and build their Livelihood.

OBJECTIVES

  • To improve the livelihoods of women through access to modern farming methods/tools, entrepreneurial skills, functional adult literacy, saving and loans schemes to boost household income and food security.
  • To improve the knowledge and skills of the community particularly women on prevention, care, support and management of HIV/AIDS and other health impact on the family and community.
  • To educate women and wider community on land ownership, domestic violence prevention and reporting avenues and justice systems to seek redress for human rights violations and abuses experienced.

Through its efforts over the years AWARE has  greatly achieved in its fight in poverty eradication, through women social Economic empowerment projects like VSLA projects, Income generating projects like Tailoring, Poultry, goat rearing, mini farms, cattle keeping, bee keeping and FAL programs, through partners like PACE,AJWS, GLOBAL FUND FOR WOMEN, GERMAN EMBASSY.

PRESENT ACHIEVEMENTS


FUNDER

PROJECT ACTIVITY

CONTACT PERSON

Germany Embassy Kampala

Conducted Food security, Through ox-ploughing, food storage, Grain security among women groups in Kaabong urban and Kalapata subcounty

Dr. Ahmed GIZ Karamoja

American Jews World Services

Conducted HIV/AIDS program, livelihood for affected and infected, food security through ox ploughing, Human Rights Awareness, GBV Prevention& domestic violence

Ms. Atim Teddy Country Representative AJWS Uganda;  Tel. 0772425888

 United Nations  Nations Unies

 Carried out Promotion of Human Rights, prevention of Domestic violence through culture, Folk songs, peace dialogue

Ms. Carol Pollack
Associate Social Officers
NewYork
Pollack@un.org

Global Fund for Women

Donation of a pickup truck

 

Global Human Rights

Conducted Promotion and protection of Women’s Rights

Ms. Jerusha Burham. Associate program Social Officers, Washington, DC 20009202.347.7488 x210
202.380.1857 (direct)

PACE Uganda

Provision of Health Starter Kits and HIV/AIDs program

Mr. Opio Peter. PACE NORTHERN UGANDA Tel: 0772590913

MSF-Kaabong

Establishment of a Maternity Waiting House.

Ms. Dimitra Kalogeropoulou MSF kaabong

CESVI-Kaabong

Sensitization on Sanitation

Ms. Racheal CESVI Kaabong  Tel:0775517472

HAURIOU Commission.

Promotion of Women Rights on Land and Exchange Visits

Ms. Raina Clark. HAURIOU Commission USA
raina.clark@gmail.com  

NAADS

Establishment of a mother Fruit Garden

Mr. Okecho. NAADS Kampala HQs TEL: 0772467154

Past Achievements

  • Constructed women’s centre funded by Netherlands Embassy
  • Disseminated the land Act 1998 to the communities funded by DFID
  • Promotion and protection of Human/women rights awareness funded by HURINET, GLOBAL HUMAN RIGHTS, UNNIS
  • Exchange learning visits to Kenya funded by AWDF
  • Introduction of improved stoves to the community funded by the German embassy
  • Trained parents and guardians on nutrition and parenting skills funded by the Irish Embassy
  • Establishment and fencing of the orchard garden funded by CIDA
  • HIV/AIDS awareness campaign funded by Global Fund for HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis
  • Participated in civic education for the last concluded elections in Uganda.
  • Trained 200 Para Legal Aid Volunteers in 3 districts of Kotido, Abim and Kaabong.

INSTITUTIONAL AND PHYSICAL CAPACITY

Executive Management

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR         :          MRS. GRACE LOUMO

TECHNICAL DIRECTOR         :          MRS TEDDY CURRAN

PROGRAM DIRECTOR            :          LOPOTE SAMSON

TEAM LEADER                       :          MS. VIOLET NAKWANG

PROGRAM OFFICER               :          MS. LOPA ANGELLA

FINANCIAL CONTROLER      :            REV. NEBBI LOPUL

PROGRAM OFFICER             :            Ms. JAQUELINE ATYANG

Project Officer                      :           Ms. Mary Nachuge

We also involve volunteers and AWARE members in this program.
-Staff capacity is 8 management staff..10 board management, 150 members and 50 volunteers.

BOARD MEMBERS:
AJilong Margret   (chairperson)       -    Degree in Nursing
Grace Loumo    (Vice Chairperson)     Hon Degree in Nursing& midwifery.
Abuku Mark    (General Secretary)      MA in Social Science
Sylvia Awor    (Program monitor)-      Hon. degree in Social Works and Science MUK
Rev. Nebbi Lopu (Treasurer)     Hon. Degree in Human Resource Management UCU
Christine Akong (member)     -           Hon. Degree in Agric and Food nutrition MUK
Agnes Namugit(member)                  - Diploma in development Studies
Losike Agatha(member)                  -    Diploma in Law
Safari Margaret(member)            -       Certificate in Nursing& Midwifery
Robert Ocilo(member)            Hons. Degree in Commerce (M.U.K) & A.C.C.A.

BOARD OF TRUTEES
(Honorary President)

 4.1  AWARE.UG.  ORGANISTAION STRUCTURE.

 

 

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MRS GRACE LOUMO
TITLE:  FOUNDER/ EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
TEL. : +256-77-2516458
EMAIL: womenstruggle@yahoo.com

 

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