Positive Action Innovator

Addressing Self-Stigma in young people living with HIV Project.
Project Partners

Status: Ongoing

The Tackle Africa funded project is aimed at creating a platform for Young People Living with HIV (YPLHIV) to share experiences and advocate for total commitment including respect for their rights.

The project objective is to contribute to the mental health and well-being of YPLHIV, and the reduction of self-stigma through interactive football education sessions and to foster peer psychosocial support among YPLHIV through interactive group therapy and interpersonal approaches. The project entirely targets Out-of-school young people both Girls and Boys aged (13-24yrs).

The project is being implemented in Kampala City, Nakawa and Rubaga divisions. The targeted health facilities include Kiswa HC III, China Friendship Hospital and Kitebi HC III all located in the three divisions mentioned above.  The project utilizes mobilizers from the respective health facilities who are responsible for mobilizing their peers with the support of health workers identified for each facility. It is at this point that football matches are organized with a professional coach taking center stage as the lead facilitator. The sessions are therefore interactive and youth friendly in nature.