To you partners, friends, colleagues, staff team, ... Merry Christmas and Happy New year 2023!
Friday, July 29th 2022 One by one: Youth HIV Campaign Event on Advancing youth leadership in the HIV response in Africa
The One By One: Youth HIV Campaign is an innovative youth-led campaign that has been designed to
combat stigma and discrimination associated with HIV, while advocating for access to HIV
testing, prevention, and treatment. The campaign is supported with grant funding from Gilead
With much progress in addressing the HIV epidemic being made, young people still remain at
risk, and too many young people lack access to the sexual and reproductive health information
and services that would empower them to protect themselves. Youth leadership is important
especially if we want to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030 and your endeavors have ensured that
young African people have an active say and play a vital role in local programs.
To end the AIDS epidemic, youth responses to HIV must be integrated into national AIDS plans
and be supported by Governments, non governmental organizations, and private sectors. This
event will highlight the importance of the complementary resources and capabilities that all the
different sectors contribute to youth leadership in addressing the global AIDS response.
In addition, this event will feature African youth leaders and discussions on how they can be
supported to lead the fight against this long running epidemic and how they can leverage the
increasing use of digital media to enhance their advocacy efforts.
Five representatives from 5 different organizations working with young people and people living with HIV agreed to form a coalition in order to enhance their collaboration for a better improvement of lives of young people and people living with HIV in Rwanda.
Those five organizations are:
- Rwanda Network of People Living with HIV (RRP+)
- Dream Village (DV)
- Kigali Hope Organization (KHO)
It is in that regards that the Coalition Y+ Rwanda is organizing a meeting with the coalition member organizations with the aim to discuss different problems/challenges that currently affecting young people living with HIV and analyze what we can do together as in our daily activities and what we can advocate together for better improvement of lives of young people living with HIV in Rwanda.
The overarching objectives of the meeting are the following:
- Participants will learn what are the different strategies by RBC for the support to the young people living with HIV
- Identification of different organizations working with young people living with HIV in Rwanda
- Identification of different opportunities that can be of a great benefit to the young people living with HIV in Rwanda
- Identification of other opportunities with different organizations working for the improvement of lives of young people
B. Expected results
- Every participant to the meeting will understand what are the priorities by RBC in terms of interventions to young people living with HIV
- Identified other key stakeholders working with young people living with HIV
- Identified different opportunities that can be of great benefit for young people living with HIV
Identified possibilities of building strong
linkages between different organizations working with young people living with
HIV and possibilities of working/linking with other organizations with
different areas of operations (Sexual and reproductive health, trainings on
vocational and employment trainings - TVETs…)
RWAMNET Annual General Assembly
New member organization accepted to the network
Place: Olympic Hotel Kimironko
Date: 18th March 2022
KHO wishes you and your loved ones a delightful holiday season and a fulfilling new year 2022.
As we close the 2021 chapter, we sincerely thank our partners, donors & beneficiaries for your support during this year.
Happy, safe holidays to you all!
Baterwa ipfunwe no kujya gushaka udukingirizo ku manywa
Connecting Conversations on young people living in humanitarian settings on Thursday, July 22!
Connecting Conversations Session Three
Youth Living in Humanitarian Settings:
Addressing SRH needs to avoid compounding crisis
July 22, 7AM EDT
The certificate was awarded to KHO (way long before we change the name because before our organization name was: Kigali Hope Organization) as one of the community based organizations (CBOs) which implemented the "MOUNTAIN MOVERS PROJECT" from 2011 to 2015
During this time when Rwanda is fighting with the covid-19 pandemic, KHO have been able to support 50 young people students at GS Twimpala/Bugesera District. The support is about school feeding.
This group of young people has been selected because they are coming from poor families; which families are not able to pay the minimum required for a student to have lunch at school.
The support will cover two school terms till the end of the 2021 academic year.
global launch of the Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health Toolkit (ASRH) for Humanitarian Setti
On 8/12/2019 KHO was honored by a visit (at our office) of Y+ staff and board members. Y+ is a global network of young people living with HIV.
We discussed about how we can improve the partnership between KHO and Y+