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Yawe Foundation

We are continuously strive to enhance our established systems to improve the community. One of main goals for the upcoming year is to become fully financially sustainable through the social enterprise center. Join us as strengthen ourselves as well as build the capacity of the community members around us. 

Our history

Years of Journey


Youth and Women Empowerment (YAWE) Foundation started as a Community Based Organization in 2000 by a group of youth and women. It later legally registered with National NGOs Board as NGO in 2004 (Registration NGO number 5055). YAWE Foundation operates in Kabarole district, western Uganda. Since its inception YAWE Foundation has been involved in activities directly targeting the orphans and vulnerable children (OVCs), youth and other vulnerable people in the community. It was established on the idea of organizing the youth, women and other vulnerable people under one forum, offering them a platform of co-operation for the promotion of human rights, HIV/AIDS awareness campaigns, and encourages activities of self reliance through capacity building of community members in entrepreneurship and business enterprises management.

YAWE Foundation activities aim at improving the lives of OVCs especially those living with HIV/AIDS in Kabarole district. YAWE Foundation operates a youth friendly health centre in Kabarole district. We offer a wide range of youth friendly health services including, HIV Counseling and Testing (HCT), Psychological consultation, Immunization, Family planning services, Antenatal care, diagnosis and treatment of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs).

YAWE Foundation works with other partners in the district such as the District Health Office and networks of people living with HIV. It has established a strong network of Young People Living with HIV/AIDs (YPLHIV) in Kabarole and the neighboring districts. These groups work together towards the united goals of overcoming stigma, improve treatment adherence, and positive living. This unique approach has enabled the people living positively to champion social change to work towards ending HIV/AIDS by 2030. 

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Founder/ Exective Director


Social Worker