UGANDA

AVSI Foundation Uganda

AVSI Foundation is duly registered in Uganda under the Non – Government Organisations Statute (1989). With headquarters on plot number 1119, Ggaba Road, Kampala, AVSI has been active in Uganda since 1984, maintaining a constant presence in the northern region even during periods of high insecurity. This history and relationship with local communities has allowed AVSI to establish well-equipped and versatile field offices in Gulu, Pader and Kitgum with experienced staff with in-depth knowledge of the area, the population and the local leadership. Today, AVSI employs 172 staff based at the head offices and the two field offices. AVSI has an annual budget of circa $9 million for a wide range of programmes across the country. Donors include the USAID, European Union, ICC, UNICEF, Alliance, FAO and private donations from Belgium, Canada and Italy.

Contact Kampala-Uganda Nsambya, Ggaba Road – Plot 1119 P.O. Box 6785 – Kampala Tel.: +256 312 501 604/05 Fax: +256 312 501 606 kampala.avsi.org

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^CD2CE66721F5955F9B8767C0385372A3379F4D74A58A3B4DAE^pimgpsh_fullsize_distr AVSI Annual Meeting 2016: Living an epochal change. The person’s good, the common good. 19/12/2016

AVSI ANNUAL MEETING 2016: Living an epochal change. The person’s good, the common good. 7th – 11th November 2016 – Luigi Giussani Institute of Higher Education, Kampala. AAM 2016_report

_MG_1287 TOGETHER FOR CHILDREN WITH SPINA BIFIDA AND HYDROCEPHALUS 22/11/2016

During the 2016 world Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus (SBH) day celebrated in Kampala under the theme “Early Intervention, Better Results”, AVSI Foundation partnered with Cure Children’s Hospital to celebrate the day together with children affected by SBH. AVSI Foundation believes that every human person deserves dignity and that every child should live a healthy life. [...]

2_edited AVSI Foundation unveils the SwissLeg technology in Uganda 07/10/2016

SwissLimb and SwissLeg visited Uganda to transfer a new orthopaedic technology. Their visit was organized and hosted by AVSI Foundation, an international NGO operating in Uganda since 1984. In September 2016, the SwissLeg and SwissLimb teams visited the Gulu Regional Orthopaedic Workshop (GROW) in Gulu District and trained six technicians to become Certified Prosthetic Orthotists [...]

DSC_2415 SCHOOL FARM CAMP 2016 @Gayaza High School, Kampala 2nd -6th September 2016 16/09/2016

Gayaza High School organized the 3rd annual school farm camp under the theme “Skilling youths in sustainable agribusiness for self-reliance” in partnership with AVSI Foundation through the Skilling Youth for Employment in Agribusiness (SKY) project funded by Embassy of the Kingdom of Netherlands.School Farm Camp 2016_Report

DSCN8817 24th Source of the Nile National Agricultural and Trade Show, Jinja Show Ground,Jinja District 11 -17 July 2016 08/08/2016

The trade show provided an opportunity for networking and motivated farmers especially the youth who need to interact with new technologies and practices in the agricultural market. Jimmy Oweka, Agriculture Specialist, AVSI Foundation.Jinja-Trade Show, July 2016

_DSC4147 AVSI Foundation – NUCAFE partnership to skill and employ 1,000 youth in agribusiness 05/08/2016

83% of youths in Uganda remain unemployed despite the agricultural sector employing 80% of the country’s overall population (UBOS census 2014 final report). AVSI through its SKY project expects to change the attitude of the youth to embrace agribusiness for employment, entrepreneur enhancement, and livelihoods.AVSI-NUCAFE Partnership-July 2016

SKY Launch NEW Project:Skilling Youth for Employment in Agri-business (SKY) launched Thursday,19th November, 2015 at Hotel Africana, Kampala 28/04/2016

AVSI Foundation has received funding from the Netherlands Embassy to enhance sustainable creation of employment of youths in the agribusiness sector in the areas of Lake Kyoga, Elgon, Lake Victoria Crescent, and South-Western Uganda over the next 5 years. Through the Skilling Youth for Employment in Agri-business (SKY) project, AVSI Foundation will create employment opportunities [...]

DSC_3246 Ending avoidable maternal and infant deaths through locally led initiatives 31/08/2015

Mothers are the gatekeepers of family health, equipped with meaningful information and skills, they will do whatever it takes to ensure their children get the right nutrition, protect their unborn babies from HIV and AIDS, and turn around the socio –economic status of their homes and communities. Read about the Family Support Groups (FSGs) AVSI [...]

DSC_5943 Restored and thriving 31/08/2015

How Family Support Groups (FSGs) are igniting transformation in Acholi sub-region Women are the brave drivers of family health and overall wellbeing in this region, which is why our focus is on partnering with them to change their circumstances and those of their families. Family Support Groups are an AVSI driven platform which puts women [...]

DSC_0313 “Graduating” to access bigger markets – From Farmer Field Schools to Production and Marketing Groups 20/08/2015

July was the month of resilience driven success when Basooka Kwavula, a 25 member group celebrated their “graduation” out of critical vulnerability to a moderate development progression, rising from a farmer field school and Village Saving and Loans Association to a Production and Marketing Group as they boosted hope among the communities of Katente Nakisunga [...]