Mission Uganda (MUG) is a Community Based Youth led Organization based in Kampala Uganda. MUG was established as a Youth Club in 2007 under Muvubuka Agunjuse Adolescents Reproductive Health Centre and German Foundation for World Population DSW and got registered as a Community Based Organization in March 2008 at Kampala City Council Lubaga Division Head Quarters with the Registration Number LUB 492.MUG deals with the plight of Young People’s Reproductive Health Concerns and offers an alternative to social exclusion for young people in the area to reduce on their vulnerability to all sorts of reproductive health rights violation. MUG is open to anyone between the ages of 10 and 30 years.
Our mission statement is very simple and straight forward
Mission is to raise the information level and awareness of HIV and AIDS among young people and to be a resource for advice, information, advocacy and expertise. Through collaborating with other organizations in Uganda and abroad
To be one of the leading Civil Society Organizations in Uganda offering Youth Friendly Services
MUG aims to assist young people to develop their self esteem, enhance their employment opportunities, challenge their attitudes and, of course, to offer opportunities for enjoyment
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES
v To prevent and reduce on the stigma and possible negative social and or personal consequences of HIV/AIDS epidemic.
v To assist where possible with care and support for persons living with HIV/AIDS.
v To provide a safe, private and comfortable meeting place for young persons infected and affected by HIV/AIDS.
v To reduce on the rate of teenage and un wanted pregnancies among young people
v To disseminate adequate HIV related information to all education stake holders.
v Creating awareness about HIV / AIDS / STIs (sexually transmitted Infections) in the community in and out of school and the families in order to prevent HIV transmission through public awareness campaigns, poster exhibitions, street plays and rallies as well as many other outreach activities.
v To target behavioral change through providing IEC (information, education, communication) material on Adolescents Sexual and Reproductive Health.
v To observe, (discretely) if the human rights of youths are being violated, and take appropriate action to inform the concerned authority confidentially.
v Helping victims of domestic violence and other disadvantaged persons referred to us, and providing legal aid.
v To take up advocacy work on issues of social injustices, unfair policies and discriminatory law enforcement, in collaboration with like minded NGO groups, and lawyers.
v To enter into any arrangements with the Government of Uganda, local authorities, corporations, companies, Non-governmental organizations or any person that may seem conclusive or supplemental to Mission Uganda’s objectives.