Tororo Women and Disabled Person Development Initiative (TWADDI) is a Non-Profit Making Organization, started as a result of the weaknesses in the community where social, economic and environment needed to be seriously protected for the good of the present and the future generation. It was created to help the Women, girl child and other community members to meet their full potentials in life. This is done by engaging them in income generating activities, improving on the environment and sanitation. Most the women, youths and girls in rural area lack skills on environmental improvement and to generate incomes. This has been as a result of neglecting girl child education as priority which leav... read more Tororo Women and Disabled Person Development Initiative (TWADDI) is a Non-Profit Making Organization, started as a result of the weaknesses in the community where social, economic and environment needed to be seriously protected for the good of the present and the future generation. It was created to help the Women, girl child and other community members to meet their full potentials in life. This is done by engaging them in income generating activities, improving on the environment and sanitation. Most the women, youths and girls in rural area lack skills on environmental improvement and to generate incomes. This has been as a result of neglecting girl child education as priority which leaves women and girls vulnerable in society. TWADDI promote developmental activities to the general public, formation of education, marketing, production clubs and creating developmental emancipation projects without any discrimination based on political affiliation, religion and race. TWADDI promote production, food security and eradicate poverty as well as promoting people's health, the focus is based on promoting making organic fertilizers and pesticides by farmers and linking farmers to markets for improvement of incomes. We work as a team, and we network with partners in order to strengthen our and their capability to positively impact on the society. TWADDI allows children and youths to acquire skills, competences and knowledge as well as gives them an opportunity to positively shape their future, helping them to acquire a civic, ethical and vocational education, becoming active members of the society. TWADDI promote agro forest and organic farming as an environmentally friendly alternative to agro-chemical to also improve and increase purchasing power of community members by saving expenditure on chemical pesticides and fertilizers. TWADDI Train children and other members' measures to avoid HIV/ AIDS pandemic and being part in the preservation, promotion and striving for a well protected environment, health and sanitation in the community. TWADDI believe in the active role communities can play in strengthening and improving environment, health and sanitation standards, human and social welfare and socio-economic development of communities. TWADDI centre adopt learner friendly strategies that require children to exercise their imagination through 'hands on' experiences. Children in small groups will be taken on field trips to places of interest tree nursery raising units and herbal farming units to make them aware of the functions and services of each resource system. TWADDI promotes bee keeping which represents a viable microeconomic enterprise which pays for itself once people have been given good trainings, provides health benefits and is a practical insurance against crop failure and local unemployment. TWADDI promotes support poor families in rural areas of Tororo district of Uganda through introducing the concept of sustainable developmental campaigns and providing them with education for technical knowledge and skills of small scale community members and increase their incomes, Promote working groups to sustainably improve working conditions and social protection through offering diversification in activities. TWADDI promotes Empower local people in skills as a way of addressing rural poverty, general health issues and nature conservation mainly among vulnerable women and youths, to enhance sustainable economic development. TWADDI promotes new streams of income for the work of the community and their groups, and to alleviate poverty through the training and support of local people. Skill training on small scale production and cottages. Vocational training; Advancement of vocational training for women in the community in order to generate incomes among the rural poor and disabled women/girls through establishment projects through which women/girls can get earnings, the disparity in between men and women is such that women are forced to remain dependent upon men for economic and social stability, which means they are often forced to endure severe abuse of their rights. Promote girl child education through the incomes obtained as a result of undertaking the training from the project, girls find difficulty in undertaking higher education because their mothers who are have much responsibilities on them have no funds to cater for them. This has always resulted into early unintended or forced marriages by young girls' which is against the rights of girl child/ women according to the constitution but nobody cares men look at girls as business to obtain bride prices. TWADDI promotes ensure formation of groups from the poor families to be served, organization and capacity building, Expanded and improved extension services, increased awareness in developmental skills and management. Enhanced communication information exchange and Capacity building of community members. TWADDI promotes A system for village-to-village advisory services among community members; building intellectual self-reliance among the community groups and promotes self-reliance and sustainability. TWADDI is concerned and equal to the challenge of fighting hunger, by increasing the strength in agriculture (crop growing) but to foster the development desired for we are supposed to undertake various methods of agricultural production with the main target focus on organic farming and bee keeping. TWADDI promotes reduction of risks and vulnerability to HIV/AIDS among young boys and girls. TWADDI promotes increase young peoples' access to and utilization of Youth Friendly Services; minimizing Young people's risks and vulnerability to HIV. TWADDI support young people through use of participatory methodology in identifying behaviours and or situations that make them vulnerable to HIV with the aim of promoting positive behavior change TWADDI promotes Young people adapt safer sex practices and demand for adolescents youth friendly health services (YFS): Stepping stones methodologies adopted in addressing youth challenges to HIV/AIDS. TWADDI promotes a demonstration centre, such that the community members come to the centre and learn how they can be empowered especially people with disabilities, youths and women headed families by participating favorably in developmental activities, through learning for sustainable development, offering diversification in developmental activities. TWADDI encourage people to provide voluntary services through work camps and contributions for the purposes of aiding vulnerable women and children. TWADDI assist children to meet their educational requirements while staying with their parents or guardians. TWADDI designed programme of activities for the rehabilitation of the children; works in cooperation with several schools, and all children under the Centre's care for both resident and home based to attend schools. TWADDI allows children and youths to acquire skills, competences and knowledge as well as gives them an opportunity to positively shape their future, helping them to acquire a civic, ethical and spiritual education, becoming active members of the society. TWADDI strongly supports the Family Reintegration Process to reunify the children to the parents or extended families. This process allows the Homes to expand their support to new street children, improving, at the same time, their positive impact on the society. TWADDI mobilize and gather women to identify their problems and devise means of how they can be helped to over we have managed formalize women groups which always meet and share ideas. TWADDI We always visit women in their homes and try to exchange ideas with them in their local settings and the fact that we have full support from the women in the community is an achievement. TWADDI inculcate the values of women rights healthy safeguard and see that women have achieved a positive change in their standards of living and free from domestic violence, mistreatment, economic injustices, and property rights injustices and be able to express themselves in public without fear. Public meetings, these are held to share and gather views of women after that they are taught the fact file in relation to how women rights are protected and promoted, this is done at local levels, the local leaders and volunteer team mobilize the women and youth girls in the community. Workshops are held to generate additional constructive ideas, moving from village to village sensitizing women groups, local leaders and women volunteers well trained carry on the sensitization. Because the food price crisis and food affects the poorest, landless and female-headed households, it is particularly important to work towards the Right to Food, access to adequate food; this is achievable through organic farming practice. The focus of the organization's work on biodiversity is to promote conservation and sustainable utilization of indigenous plant genetic resources of agricultural crops, medicinal plants, forest and fruit trees. An account of activities undertaken includes: Cultivation of endangered plant species by the farmers in their fields, Identification of useful species which are poorly regenerating and may be at the verge of extinction, multiplication of these species using low cost tissue culture and micro-propagation techniques and promoting their cultivation by the farmers. Women struggle most from the lack of adequate sanitation, the often unspoken part of the water and sanitation crisis. The sanitation crisis for women can be summed up in one word: 'dignity.' In the project area very few people have access to a toilet. In the project area is difficult for a woman to relieve herself during the day. They wait hours for nightfall, just to have privacy. This impacts health and puts their safety at risk. Many girls attend schools without latrines.
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