Mr Alex Bagarukayo,a member on Kitovu Mobile Board of Directors yesterday paid a visit to Rakai Town Council Modal Safe space to monitor the progress of the DREAMS activities.
Standing for determined, Resilient, Empowered, AIDS-Free, Mentored, and Safe women,DREAMS is an initiative to implement high-quality combination prevention to adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) aged 15-24 years.
It involves implementing multiple interventions that go beyond health, by addressing the structural drivers that directly or indirectly increase girls’ HIV risk.
Kitovu Mobile runs 60 safe spaces Rakai and Kyotera Districts.
Mr Bagarukayo was accompanied by Mr Robert Yiga,the Kitovu Mobile internal auditor and Kenneth Lukyamuzi the DREAMS project coordinator.
He found the AGYW learning how to make Counter Books,commonly known as ‘black books’ he, too, took the pleasure to be part of the trainees.
He observed that Kitovu Mobile is still on the right track,empowering creator Masaka communities so as to cope effectively with the impact of HIV/AIDS,Tuberculosis,cancer and other life threatening chronic illnesses.
“I want to the staff for working devotedly to push forward the goal of Kitovu Mobile. Your input is invaluable” Mr Bagarukayo noted,before encouraging trainees to make good use of the skills attained
“We no longer want to see ladies counting on men for survival, but to position themselves as self sustaining ladies”
He vowed to pass on the skills to his children and start making their own books to save money.
Mr Robert Yoga,the Kitovu Mobile internal auditor encouraged trainees to treasure the skills and raise their guard against contracting HIV.
“This is why we try to reduce on the risk factors through giving you vocational sustainable skills as well as sensitising you about HIV and reproductive health”