KACCAD

TOGETHER AS ONE

Kyosiga Community Christian Association for Development (KACCAD) was registered in Uganda as a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) in 1994. For 27 years KACCAD has been widely recognized in Uganda for excellence in local programming.

KACCAD is deeply committed to improving the standard of living of all community members through careful needs assessments, efficient interventions including the provision of primary and secondary education for orphans and vulnerable children, HIV/AIDS health support and sensitization, reproductive health services, and the ongoing support of income generating activities and life skill development.

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KACCAD was originally started as a women’s development group. It has since expanded to meet the needs of other vulnerable community members, including orphans and vulnerable children, women, people living with or affected by HIV/AIDS, and those with disabilities. The core strength of KACCAD is its excellent understanding of the communities it serves and its practical approach to finding solutions to community problems. This strength is rooted in the fact that KACCAD’s volunteer staff is part of these same communities.

KACCAD depends on the expertise of full-time personnel and other technical, part-time support, and volunteer support. KACCAD also is supported by the local governments of Wakiso and Mpigi Districts, partnerships with 25 community-based organizations (CBO’s) in these districts, international non-government organizations(INGO’s), individual donors, donor agencies and international volunteers.
 

  • Our Vision

    Is for the vulnerable communities in the Wakiso District to be empowered and self-sufficient with their health, education and income generation needs met.

  • Our Mission

    To raise the living standards of the underprivileged people in Wakiso District through the provision of  ongoing HIV/AIDS, health and education support, vocational skills development, and start-up resources for income generation.

Organizational Objectives

The following are the objectives of the organization:

  1. To increase vulnerable peoples’ capacity to access health services in public health facilities
  2. To increase vulnerable children’s access to quality education
  3. To promote quality water, hygiene and sanitation among target communities in the organization’s operational area
  4. To cause socio-economic empowerment of target communities so as to enable them attain better standards of living
  5. To undertake capacity building initiatives for purposes of  community development

Goals

  • By 2017, women, youth and OVCs in Wakiso Sub-County and surrounding communities will have increased access to quality HIV/AIDS counseling and testing and health related education and support services.
  • By 2017, at least 550 presently out of school OVCs in Wakiso district and surrounding communities will receive school sponsorship and education support.
  • By 2017, low-income earners, HIV/AIDS infected and affected families, teen mothers and people with disabilities living in Wakiso District will have increased access to skills development opportunities and income generation projects.
  • By 2017, all resident in Wakiso District will have greater access to safe water and sanitation improving overall community health.
  • By 2017 at least 3 Orphanages affiliated to KACCAD will have access to enough infrastructure, food security, scholastic materials and other basic necessities met.
     

Our Targets

  • By 2017, KACCAD will provide HIV/AIDS sensitization and Testing to at least 17,500 in-school youth in Wakiso district and surrounding communities. As a result, involved youth will be better able to avoid HIV infection reducing the prevalence of HIV in our youth population.

  • By 2017, KACCAD will provide HIV/AIDS training and support in HIV/AIDS curriculum development to 2 more male and female teachers in participating secondary school in Wakiso District. As result, secondary schools will be equipped with needed information and skills to start HIV/AIDS prevention programs in their schools.

  • By 2017, at least 15,000 women, out-of-school youth and people affected and infected by HIV/AIDS will receive HIV/AIDS prevention and related health sensitization. As result, these vulnerable communities will be better able to avoid HIV infection.

  • By 2017, KACCAD, in collaboration with partner agencies, will facilitate access to voluntary HIV counseling and testing for at least 7,500 women, youth, people with disabilities and OVCs in Wakiso district and surrounding areas. As a result, these people will have increased knowledge of their HIV status and methods of HIV/AIDS transmission and prevention.

  • By 2017, 850 low income youth in Wakiso District will be provided with tailoring training and a sewing machine each as part of KACCAD’s existing revolving scheme. As a result, at least 35 youth will start profitable tailoring business.

  • By 2017, 150 out-of-school youth will receive training in carpentry from the 25 already trained youth who have received tools and support for work space from KACCAD. As a result, at least 35 new youth will be successfully involved in carpentry for IGA.

  • By 2017, KACCAD, in collaboration with individuals and partner agencies, will facilitate access to school sponsorships and education support for at least 450 OVCs in additional to the 120 OVCs already provided for by KACCAD Donors. As a result, 200 more vulnerable youth will go back to school or will have the opportunity to attend school for the first time increasing their potential to acquire profitable employment and life skills.

  • By 2017, KACCAD, in partnership with international donors, will construct 50 spring and hand dug wells in Wakiso District. As result all residents will have greater access to safe drinking water hence reducing water born diseases and sickness from contaminated water in our district.

  • By 2017, KACCAD will provide a minimum of 3,500 chickens to cooperatives of low-income people. Groups will be provided with financial and business management skills in addition to poultry rearing training as a way of increasing sustainability of their projects. As result, at least 35% of participating groups will be enabled to maintain poultry farming as an income generation activity or as a way to support group nutrition.