WHO ARE WE?
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 and to their loved ones. Udogo
youth group responded to this HIV/AIDS epidemic by serving as a primary source of information to community. Subsequently,
the Udogo youth delopment 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 enlighting community on HIV/AIDS prevention,malaria
control programs,deworming, underfive growth monitoring, monitoring pregnant mothers,community education,trainnings on primary
health care programs and agro-forestry dealing with Environment and 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,illitracy, children
dropping out of school, 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 and we need help to help the community which so far ravaged by poverty and lack infrustructure and luck of proper
We therefore registered with the ministry of culture, gender and sports to help network this
community through Education and behaviour change.This needs a centre of a community resource where they can be mobilized
to know their conditions, which can be very educative and people can be gather to learn the available resources
and this is Udogo members can manage and open it to the general public.
The Udogo maintains strong relationship with community and important collections
in areas associated with HIV/AIDS such as fish beaches which are scatered 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 have been provided 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
enlighted out of school youths.
We are still not stationed and when we get funds we would have a cultural centre in Rusinga where we
can train the community.
You contact us through our coodinator,
Samwel Okech Kongere
P.o Box 191, MBITA 40305