CAPAIDS-Uganda was formed in 2006 as the base for our work with Ugandan communities. CAPAIDS-Uganda is a registered national NGO and operates independently of the CAP/AIDS Network with its own Board of Directors and operational mandate. Over the years CAPAIDS-Uganda has taken a lead role in overseeing our work in the region as well as implementing projects in direct partnership with Ugandan communities.
CAP/AIDS is working with CAPAIDS-Uganda to operate the Home of Hope in Boro Boro, northern Uganda – a centre for HIV education, support and livelihoods training for AIDS-orphaned youth and caregivers. We also continue to support CAPAIDS-Uganda in developing their operational capacity and work closely with them to identify local funding opportunities and to develop relevant projects and funding proposals.
CAPAIDS-Uganda’s primary focus is the Home of Hope where they support HIV outreach, provide a space for support groups and community dialogue and are building a livelihood training facility – beginning with a piggery. CAPAIDS-Uganda liaises with CAP/AIDS Network partners across the country – including Needy Support Centre in Kampala – but us focused primarily on HIV-affected communities in the Lira, Apac and Kole districts.