The aged family Uganda is a charitable organisation that advocate and support the older persons of Uganda. The plight of older persons has been neglected and many older persons are not cared for,so the most neglected age group are the older persons. TAFU comes in to tell the government and leaders how the need of the older persons can be addressed. In 2002 TAFU carried out a research on the real needs of the older persons and how the needs of the older persons can be addressed. TAFU carries out projects to support the older persons. TAFU provides support and cares for older persons. TAFU operates a befriending programme were older persons are partnered with able people who can suppor... read more The aged family Uganda is a charitable organisation that advocate and support the older persons of Uganda. The plight of older persons has been neglected and many older persons are not cared for,so the most neglected age group are the older persons. TAFU comes in to tell the government and leaders how the need of the older persons can be addressed. In 2002 TAFU carried out a research on the real needs of the older persons and how the needs of the older persons can be addressed. TAFU carries out projects to support the older persons. TAFU provides support and cares for older persons. TAFU operates a befriending programme were older persons are partnered with able people who can support them. TAFU has supported older persons with money generating projects of goat, cow and piggery keeping. TAFU has supported the older persons of Luweero district to construct small latrines TAFU is a member organisation of the National Network of older persons of Uganda. The Aged Family Uganda under this project has a mission of expanding the voluntary caregivers project by recruiting more voluntary caregivers on a regional level. The caregivers shall be trained and then partnered with older persons to come up with the befriends programme. TAFU shall identify the older persons who shall be the beneficiaries in this project. TAFU shall also partner the volunteers to the older persons depending on needs religion and sex plus the tribe. TAFU shall train the befrienders in aspects of Social Gerontology and how to handle the older persons. The voluntary caregivers shall then visit the older persons at least three times a week. The befrienders shall asses the real needs of the older persons and if possible shall voluntary solve them. The befriender shall provide items like soap, salt, sugar, food items and clean the persons environment. The befrienders shall help to grow some green vegetables and fruits. The befriender shall find out the diseases affecting the older person refer them to TAFU for treatment. If the problem is beyond TAFU'S ability TAFU shall refer to the local leaders or the government. Every after three months TAFU shall visit the older person to asses the care provided by the volunteer and the benefit of the programme. Every after four months TAFU shall organise the befrienders meeting to share the out come of the project. TAFU shall have a right of changing the befriender to another older person. The befrienders shall then fundraise money to solve the bigger problems identified by the volunteers. This problems shall include land,housing and medications. The Aged Family Uganda is also proposing for the convention of the older persons in the months of October on the international day of older persons that is on 1st October 2020. The convention shall be organised at St. Peters primary School play ground. This has been a signature annual programme for TAFU on every first October the international day of older persons. grounds in Makindye Division Kampala District. The party targets older persons who shall convene free of charge to enjoy and get together. The older persons shall also air out their views to the Authorities and how they would expect the older persons to be handled. Children and grandchildren shall come with their grandparents to the party to be entertained with old songs and games of long ago. The convention targets leaders, politicians, companies, organizations and cooperate bodies that shall sponsor the older persons to the party A magazine to be distributed freely indicating the activates of TAFU and the sponsors shall be produced for more advocacy and publicity. Notable speakers and dignitaries shall be invited to give key note speeches on the needs of older persons and how they can be addressed. A healthy medical camp shall be set up to treat and diagnose the older persons free of charge. A Saloon for hair treatment, pedicure and manicure shall be set up for the older persons. A charity shop shall be organised were by volunteers shall donate clothes and items to be given to the older persons free of charge. Since the entrance is going to be free with a lot of publicity keeping the fact that TAFU has been organizing such functions to older persons free of charge, we expect the number to be more than 5,000 people. Therefore organisations that shall partner with us are really going to benefit. This shall be the capacity building for TAFU and other organisations that advocates for older persons. TAFU shall always continue with capacity building programmes of which we also request for support.Under the capacity building programme, we shall train our caregivers every after four months. the caregivers shall have two days off to meet their fellow caregivers for discussion and more training. the caregivers shall be provided with uniforms meals and entertainment. TAFU shall also join with other organisations under NOOPU to carry out more training on fundraising and more capacity building. In order to have the sustainability of TAFU projects TAFU shall continue with the caregivers project of home and hosp[ital care services. we shall boost up the grain milling project that shall also generate more money to the organisation.
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