2) To demonstrate the effectiveness
of community-implemented malaria control by targeting larvae stages of mosquitoes.
To develop an institutional framework and strong national capacity for the consolidation and replication of local health coalitions
and communal malaria control initiatives. UDOGO YOUTH GROUP where I am a member is one of the local partners.
Do you hope to become one of the partners? Find me on the contact page and learn more about this isolated ISLAND RUSINGA on
the shores of Lake Victoria.
In response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic, dozens of community-based organizations in Suba
District and the surrounding areas have been established to deliver services to people living with HIV/AIDS, increased total
orphans, Semi-orphans and other vulnerable ones. Udogo youth group responded to this HIV/AIDS epidemic by serving as
a primary source of information to community. Subsequently, the Udogo youth development group of Rusinga island was formally created in 1996 with grants
from the Christian Children’s Fund, with additional trainings from the organization which is a CBO working in Rusinga island in providing vital services to the
members until 2004. Udogo youth has an outreach programs involved in enlightening community on HIV/AIDS prevention, malaria
control programs, deworming, under five growths monitoring, monitoring pregnant mothers, community education, trainnings on
primary health care programs and agro-forestry tackling Environment problems.
Moreover, this group was formed to make the community understand themselves and develop
from whatever natural resources they have, designed as a means of putting community based youth organizations in touch with
an extensive knowledge of their community and the world at large. It was designed on the premise that
information will support and strengthen those people affected by infectious diseases, poverty, and illitracy, children dropping
out of school (especially girls), child survival, and those who cannot provide for their needs.
UDOGO YOUTH DEVELOPMENT GROUP:
Is dedicated to enhancing the health, Education, and eradication of poverty to the public
and, in particular, to addressing issues in primary health care.
The group is a leader in the field of primary Health care, child and family
development issues, and an independent voice to advance the well being of all people. With the help from Christian children's
Fund the group therefore has a wider experience on primary health care, HV/AIDS prevention, behaviour change programme,
child survival, tree planting as one of the largest projects going on now in the island, and Christian children's fund is
the only single international organization but community based and their trainings to the community is Proven, this
is where Udogo members were nurtured and we need support to help the community that is so far ravaged by poverty and lack
of infrastructure and luck of proper medical care.
We therefore registered with the ministry of culture, gender, and sports to help network
this community through Education and behavior change. This needs a center of a community resource where they
can be mobilized to identify their conditions, which can be very educative and people can be gathered to learn
the available importance of the resources: this is where Udogo members can manage and open it to the general understanding
of the local and international community.
The Udogo development Group maintains strong relationship with community and important
collections in areas associated with HIV/AIDS such as fish beaches which are scattered all over the island and has out
of school energetic young men and women with experience in HIV/AIDS related information resources. Since its inception,
the information services and technical support has been given through seminars and workshops held around here, this advantage
is due to Udogo being a composite group formed with members all over the island and enlighten out of school youths.
We are still not stationed, don’t have an office and when we get funds we would like to have a cultural
center and community resource facility in Rusinga Island where we can educate the community to understand their hidden wealth