- Human Rights;
Since 1996 RIDE AFRICA have been engaged in promotion and protection of human rights especially Women and children’s rights, with support from numerous donors national and international who have been supporting RIDE AFRICA financially, technically and morally with various projects to promote and strengthen children’s rights initiatives in Rwenzori Sub Region.
2. SOCIO ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT (YiA, YES, VSLA)
RIDE -AFRICA is supporting deprived women, children and youth to acquire vocational, entrepreneurship, financial literacy, numeracy, and life skills in the districts of Kyenjojo, Kabarole Kasese and Ntoroko, transition to viable education or livelihoods opportunities. Economic Focus: Youth involved directly in economic activities or educational activities related to the agriculture value chain. RIDE AFRICA is supporting and sustaining women, men and youth in economic empowerment in communities through formation of VSLAs. This wasafter realizing high school drop outs, high malnutrition level and poor standards of living due to extreme poverty. To-date, RIDE AFRICA has formed over 100well established VSLA groups in the target the area of operation
RIDE-AFRICA in contribution to the UNAIDS 90:90:90 targets has partnered with various health facilities and PHA networks in Kabarole to implement key activities geared at bridging the existing gap of comprehensive HIV/AIDS service delivery in the communities served. RIDE-AFRICA therefore supported the provision of HIV/TB community based care and strengthen community to facility referrals through CDOs/ Health facilities for clients requiring services. With support from Baylor Uganda, Linkage desks were established and Linkage and Referral Assistants identified, trained and supported in health facilities to coordinate referral processes with the identified PHA groups.
Through mobilization and creating demand for various health services in communities, RIDE-AFRICA fosters bi-directional linkages, referral networks, follow up clients not only to maximize adherence abut also improve client retention on ART and also support provision of More tailored interventions aimed at ensuring clients are differentiated to receive ART in the most convenient way to improve retention.
- DEMOCRACY AND GOOD GOVERNANCE
Program aims at strengthening the capacities of citizens, change agents and civil society organizations to promote and protect civic spaces and accountable governance.
Outcome of the project has been an expanded and inclusive civic space in Uganda. This outcome has been realized based on the following results which include Improved and sustained government responsiveness informed by citizen voice, Increased access to actionable quality information and data for citizen engagement, An inclusive creative industry as a viable sector to promote social justice and Protective mechanisms in place for change agents at risk (online and offline).