Raising HIV/AIDS within our community and giving back on the 1st of December 2021 under the theme “ Raising HIV/AIDS within our community and giving back’’
We met at Tukundane offices around 8:30am
In her opening remarks, our Director Miss Kusingura Phiona noted that “It is our mandate that we have fewer or no cases of HIV. We need to understand that HIV is still a killer of dreams. And the goal is to end HIV by 2030 if not sooner. This is why Tukundane charity Organization started and for the years one of its goal is highlight HIV/AIDS awareness within the community.”
This year’s campaigng was to clean our streets and still bring clear message on this virus that has effected each of us in one way or another. We believe cleanness is next to Godliness we began with Prayers. After that Tukundane women proceeded to cleaning the streets of Ttula road and around Kawempe.
We were later joined by Mr the chairman of the area he appreciated the works of Tukundane charity in all efforts to end HIV and stigma in community and Uganda as a whole. We believe that it’s important to show people within the community that people with HIV/AIDS are just like them. They are also just ordinary people like everyone else, ending stigma aimed at people with HIV/AIDS is so important because this can be such a big barrier to positive people just living their ordinary lives. It can lead to discrimination within the community which can lead to segregation within the community.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has shown us that we need each other hence Tukundane charity choosing to celebrate This World AIDS day, by doing something that is beneficial to the community as a whole and still bring awareness to the virus. We should always look to educate, innovate and de-stigmatize for an AIDS-free societies.” – , The area chairman (Mr Sonko Godferey)
We later returned to our office to carry out a session about counselling and empowering of women through different skills. This session was headed by madam Sharon a professional counsellor. This gave the Tukundane members an opportunity to receive counselling and raise awareness to the importance of mental health. Tukundane women had the opportunity to show case some of their products like shampoo, hair food ,liquid soap and firelighters. At Tukundae we believe HIV/AIDS doesn’t define us we define it it’s just a virus and we refuse it to rule us.