five programme areas:
- Formal education for AIDS
orphans and disadvantaged children.
- Vocational training for
youths and widows.
- Income generating projects
for the disadvantaged.
- HIV/AIDS awareness programme.
- Home-based care for people
living with HIV and AIDS (PLWHA).
Formal education for AIDS orphans and disadvantaged children.
To provide basic education to as many AIDS orphans/disadvantaged
children as possible through provision of scholarstic materials
and feeding support within the schools.
Identify foster fmilies for each child for provision of a supportive
home environment and through whom donation can be channelled.
- Identify and place needy
orphans in school.
- To allocate resources e.g.
tution fees and scholastic materials to the beneficiaries.
- To build schools where
orphans will be placed to get formal education. The Trust is so
far operating a school in rented premises. The school is known
as TAOST Junior Academy.
for Youth and Widows Programme.
the ability of beneficiary families to raise their household incomes
so as to lead a meaningful life.
vocational skills to youths and widows so as to enable them improve
on the ability to cope financially.
- Identify and place eligible
youths in vocational training schools.
- Allocate and provide resources
for training e.g. tool kits and scholastic materials.
- Mobilize and educate disadvantaged
youths, widows and their family members in participatory development.
projects for the disadvantaged.
To foster independence
among beneficiary orphans who have completed a basic level of education,
and youths and widows who have attained vocational skills.
This will be
done through provision of startup loans that will be payable over
a period of time.
- Identify viable projects.
- Training of beneficiaries
in small business skills.
- Allocate required resources
e.g. small loans.
HIV/AIDS Awareness Programme
To create awareness
about HIV/AIDS in order to reduce the spread of the disease and
significantly increase the utilization of related health services.
This will be
done through health promotion and health education activites manned
by health workers and trained volunteers.
- To organize and carry out
sensitization sessions in the strategic community sites.
- Training community-based
social workers in community mobilization and VCT skills.
- Establish and facilitate
behavioural change drama groups.
Home-based care for PLWHA
the capacity of PLWHA to participate actively in the social and
economic aspects of the communities in which they live.
a supportive community environment for PLWHA in order to improve
surveillance, timely seeking of medical assistance and ensure compliance
with medications prescribed. This has the advantage of improving
service utilization and reducing stigma.
- To establish functional
PLWHA clubs within communities.
- To offer material support
to affected familes.
- Build an outreach care
- Liaise with existing health
delivery centers to avail clinical care and ensure technical support
for community VCT volunteers.
AIDS Orphans Support Trust
P. O. 498
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