The project integrates three key factors that include; cultural dialogues, economic empowerment and HIV/AIDs information dissemination in local language and training Community Health Workers. These factors facilitate the spread of HIV/AIDS among the impoverished and semi-literate refugee community in Kiryandongo refugee settlement. T Tackling them would mean breaking the vicious cycle of the HIV/AIDs. Services like offering HIV/AIDs free tests and counseling are not being sufficiently utilized because cultural sensitivity that does not talk about sex related issues openly, yet about 90 percent of the refugees do not have the relevant information HIV/AIDs.
Young-adult Empowerment Initiative was one of 2018 Peace Direct’s Tomorrow Peacebuilders’ awards in the youth led peace building category. Tomorrow’s Peacebuilders Awards 2018: meet the winners
Our Executive Director, Gatwal A. Gatkuoth was invited to New York for peace related meeting at the United Nations Headquarters and later received the award on behalf of our entire team in Washington DC at Peacecon2018 October 2018.
The USD.10,000 Cash prize helps our team so much and the award amplifies our grassroots peace building and help us connect to partners. We profoundly appreciate Peace Direct and partners for supporting grassroots peacebuilding initiatives.