SORAK Development Agency(SDA)

SDA's mission is to create a unified voice of women, youths and other vulnerable groups that influences the protection of human rights and opportunities in favour of vulnerable sections in Uganda through capacity building, networking, advocacy, livelihood support and partnership; and our aims include; 1. Improved quality of life 2. Improved livelihoods 3. Capacity building 4. Stigma among sick and persons with disabilities persons reduced
Oct 4, 2016

Beatrice stuck with baby helpless

Beatrice stuck with baby helpless

SORAK Development Agency set off to support 200widows suffering from HIV and AIDS in Mubende. SORAK is very grateful for we have to date provided impactful support to at least 80 widows (aged 30-56). Some of these are also grand mothers who care for HIV/AIDS orphaned children.

Dear Global Giving donors, your hard earned dollar or pound has brought life, smiles on the face of the would be suffering widows. Nevertheless, since 2015, support from Global giving donations has been trickling at a lower rate than anticipated.

With support from other donors like Positive Action for Children fund SORAK has been able to discover many more women living with HIV and AIDS who have been widowed at early years aged as young as 27 years old!.These are left with babies/orphans to fend for. SORAK is overwhelmed. All the previous support received from Global giving is exhausted. SORAK is even yet to meet 50% of her fundraising goal. If at all we could reach 86% most of these newly discovered HIV positive mothers would have relief. This is because there is urgent need for support as they have to get on along with PMTCT.

Dear Global giving donors, as you have done always to us and to other distressed people on the globe; It is that extra dollar or two that will provide Beatrice meaningful life. She will be able to live positively with HIV and AIDS, with hopes of raising an HIV negative free baby. Kindly support us o reach our 86%target by December 2016 in order to give Beatrice and others in her caliber a meaningful and realistic life.


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Jul 5, 2016

Widow Stuck With Dead Teenager Grand-Daughter

Widow Stuck With Dead Teenager Grand-Daughter and Bouncing Baby

Annet is an HIV widow whom SORAK has supported to improve her livelihood since 2011. She has been able to sail through thin and thick with two granddaughters namely Jenniffer and Lawra.  Annet was able to send the two girls to school reaching as far as secondary level.

It is unfortunate that Jenniffer was defiled along the way while in senior one aged 14 years old. SORAK with support from global living donors rushed to intervene in apprehending the man responsible for defiling Jenniffer. Whereas SORAK was successful to apprehend the culprit no much was done to save the life of the girl who found it extremely difficult to deliver the baby.

What made matters worse was that Widow Annet took long to take Jenniffer to the nearest health centre in order to help Jenniffer deliver with the help of a heath profession.

The death of teenager mother notwithstanding, SORAK has been able to save the baby who has bee referred to a baby care centre 80kms away from SORAK operational area.

It is with the support of our esteemed global giving donors that SORAK has been able to settle this orphaned baby.

There is still much more to be done more especially in addressing issues of girl child sexual abuse and violence especially among girls’ orphans and vulnerable children under the care of widows.

SORAK will in the next period pay emphasis to protecting and promoting sexual and reproductive health and rights of girls under the care of our supported widows.


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Feb 24, 2016

Ensuring HIV free babies born of HIV positive moms

SORAK has since the inception of this project worked with widows living with orphaned children.
Some of these children live positively with HIV/AIDS. With support from global giving, that constitute social and psychosocial support, a strong feeling and conviction among children born of widows living with HIV/AIDS has been created. They are confident that they can cause change. These children majority of who are now teenagers have with SORAK management resolved to ensure that their siblings and others to be born in future are free from AIDS.
SORAK went an extra Mile and recorded a video of this approach (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WuQ175mUWxw&feature=youtu.be)
We have posted this to our network both locally and internationally and in a space of one day here are the comments from people who have viewed the video.
1- “Muhammad, thank you very much for sharing!! What a truly fantastic video, really lovely to watch!
Keep up the great work SORAK.
Best wishes,
Ellen- United Kingdom”

2-Hi Muhammad
“Thank you for sharing it with me!
I really love it!
I think taking video is really good idea because people can visually understand.
Children singing a HIV advocacy song are so cute and lovely smile!!

Best,
Maiko- Japan “

3-Dear Mohammad,
“The video is very good and educative.
Well done.
South Africa “

4-Dear Muhammad,
“This is indeed very great achievement.
You are doing a great job for the communities.
The next one should be on TB/HIV.
Nice job done.
We are proud of the SORAK partnership.
Kind regards,

Dr. Isiko Kawanguzi Paul
Executive Director
Uganda Stop TB Partnership (USTP)”

5-“Well-done my teacher, thanks for your hard work
Robinah Nakyobe –Uganda”

 

Dear Muhammad
“This is great work - in the field and also in the video, communicating incorporating drama. Thanks a lot dear Muhammad and the rest of SORAK. The message in most of the song is quite clear and relevant. So is that in the said parts.
What may need improving on is: the message at the beginning (in the song). The words are mentioned too fast and not very audible.
So if one cannot read the English words, they may be left out on that part.
But it is great work.
Thank you.

Dr Busulwa USTP-Uganda “

SORAK has learnt that with a few dollars, we can cause change. And that change can come when led by persons who are directly affected by HIV/AIDS. With this video a wider audience can be reached and inspire learning as well as sharing good practices.
Widows living with HIV/AIDS are also confident and that their children (OVCs) can cause change, fight stigma and discrimination, which contribute to poor living conditions.
Dear partners and donors view the video and learn more how your support has built a strong foundation, given morale to HIV/AIDS affected communities to live longer.More widows living with HIV who are eligible for livelihood support are being discovered day by day through this infotainment approach.We are on the other hand having less and less babies being born with HIV!! What a great effort our donors' hard earned money has offered.If we hit our fundraising goal ,we would be happy to improve many more widows lives.This appleis to the newly discovered ones through infotainment.

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