Our Work at SAF

Networking, Advocacy, Coordination and Partnership
We are interested in making partnerships with other agencies, both in Uganda and internationally in order to form strong alliances enabling us to learn from each other to make positive changes. We realize the importance of building friendships with other organizations in order to develop and improve our individual approaches and the work of the organization as a whole.
We particularly seek support in the areas of training opportunities, lobbying and advocacy, fund raising, and our international volunteer program.
Exchange and Contact (International Volunteer and Intern placement program).
Our projects are open for all volunteers, and we work hard to tailor a volunteer program to individual skills and preferences. Evangelism & Inter-Church Consensus:
The ultimate goal of the evangelism and inter-church consensus is to win people to Jesus Christ's Ministry enabling them to become members of God's family of holiness, righteousness and of good deeds.
Monitoring & Evaluation, Advocacy, Research and Information:
Monitoring and Evaluation is a critical component and a vital tool that enables the organization to measure and evaluate outcomes and achievements of any development project/programme being implemented and long term impact made. The overall objective of this component is to contribute successful collection and provision of information that will be used to: -
» Track progress on implementation of all programme components.
» Facilitate identification of gaps and weaknesses in service provision.
» Help in planning, prioritization, allocation and management of resources.
» Help in monitoring the impact of any intervention undertaken in communities
» Measure effectiveness of service delivery system.
Key Achievements:
» Over 10, 000 people have undergone HIV/AIDS Voluntary Counselling and Testing
» Over 500 Patients have linked to ART Services
» 35,000 have benefited from vitamins micro nutrients /supplements donated by SAF-Teso in 2015 by USA based organisation Vitamin Angels
» Public Health Programs promoted both in Schools and Communities
» 6 youth and Women groups trained and supported in Vocational Skills and Entrepreneurship
» 20 Farmer Groups supported with Sheep Enterprise
» Partnerships strengthened among different partners
» 200 OVC supported with all relevant scholastic materials
» 10 Women groups supported with revolving funds-SACCOS
» 200 OVC households empowered in the selected sub-counties in Serere and Soroti districts in Eastern Uganda
» 10 Orphans have been supported with vocational skills education
» Palliative care patients attended to and referred
» Partnership with Soroti Regional Referral Hospital, AIC, TASO, Health Need and Uganda Cares strengthened
» 10 PHA’s Groups supported with Livelihood Projects
» 3 Youth groups supported with finance and technical skills enhancement through capacity building
» 70 Community peer educators/counsellors trained since 2009
» 80 bicycles given to community peer educators and Village Health Teams (VHT’s)
» Financial support was given to orphans group in Awoja to improve their bakery
» Financial support given to Amorican Women’s Group to boost their farming activities, the same group was given money for running their SACCOS
» Community Health Insurance Schemes piloted in four districts in 14 sub-counties in Teso sub-region
» Lit World Clubs for young girls formed in schools and communities;
» Gender Based Violence (GBV), Domestic Violence (DV), Good Governance, Peace and Human Rights clubs created in the communities and schools
» Partnership and networking strengthened with different actors at all levels.
» 50 women trained in literacy programs.
» 15 international volunteers have volunteered in the organisation.
» There are 70 community volunteers trained by SAF-Teso to provide community based services
» Four MDD groups supported since 2006
» 36 clients mainly children, women and few adults vaccinated with Hepatitis B Vaccine in October 2015-11-2015
» Over 500 PWD’S reached and empowered with information and health care services in 2015
» 40 Blind Children in St Francis Madera Primary School supported with school Uniforms in August 2015-11-2015.
» 40 women, children and youth were vaccinated with Hepatitis B Vaccine in Nov ,December 2015, & 3 shots to be given in March 2016.The Hepatitis B vaccines were sponsored by Rescue Christians Foundation USA, facilitated by SAF Teso
» Over 1,000 persons –women, children, elderly and men screened for hearing impairments in Feb, March & May 2015 by Health Professionals from Starkey Hearing Foundation Uganda and Soroti Referral Hospital
» 10 walking sticks given to visually impaired (Blind) women and men donated by The National Federation of the Blind USA to SAF-Teso.
» Over 600 youth both in school and out of school reached with Family life Education & Reproductive Health Education in 2014 and 2015
» Cash donations extended in 2016 to the PWD’s groups in Madera Primary school of the blind, Campswahili PWD’’s and SODIFU donated by Andrew’s Billington from UK.
» Cash donation extended to Ageutu Single Mothers Persons with Disabilities Initiative for Development, funds donated by Billington Andrews in March 2016.
» Networking , Advocacy ,Partnership and Collaboration with Local ,National, Regional and International Development Partners
Future Plans:
» Scaling up programs by expanding area coverage such as expanding into the Karamoja sub-region
» Support PWD’s with Hearing Devices donated by Starkey Hearing Foundation
» Strengthening partnerships and networking with different partners
» Looking for partners/donors who can support OVC through a Child Sponsorship Education Program we hope to establish
» Looking for partners /donors who can current SAF-Teso projects interventions
» Partnering with different stakeholders on palliative care programs
» Strengthening international volunteer and intern placement programs
» Writing and submitting different proposals in consortium
» Improving our community service delivery
» Creating more livelihood projects for women, youth, children, disabled, elderly, PHA’s and OVC
» Recruiting more staff and other human resources
» Strengthen , Domestic Violence and Child abuse advocacy clubs ,Peace and Reconciliation clubs in grass root communities and schools in entire Teso sub-region,
» Procuring the motorcycles and Vehicle for organisation
» Train 100 Community Hearing aid Facilitators
» Strengthening Partnerships with Institutions o higher learning-Universities
» Strengthening fundraising drives locally and internationally.
» Train more grassroot Human Rights Defenders in the Teso Sub-Region.
» Promote Life Skills for various beneficiary groups
» Promote Human Rights Activism, Democracy, Good Governance Initiatives and Protection for grassroot HRDs;

SAF-Teso Local and International Partners
» World Federation Against Drugs(WFAD)
» Vitamins Angels USA for VAS+D Supplements’
» Starkey Hearing Foundation USA
» Uganda UK Health Alliance (UUKHA)
» National Coalition of Human Rights Defenders Uganda(NCHRDU)
» Uganda Community Based Health Financing Association( UCBHFA)
» The Human Rights Centre Uganda(HRCU)
» UN-Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
» Uganda Human Rights Commission Soroti Regional Office
» International Volunteers from Europe,Canada,Africa, Asia ,Caribbean, & USA
» NGO Market Place
» Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of Uganda –Democracy and Human Rights Initiatives

Advocacy: This component entails the strategic use of information to influence the policies and actions of those in positions of power or authority to achieve positive changes in people's lives and efforts to improve quality of life. It concludes looking at some of the particular challenges and opportunities that the monitoring and evaluation of advocacy work presents. It also offers some helpful considerations to those who are designing or implementing these processes.
An essential central element of our advocacy strategy is institutional strengthening, which includes building the capacity of key stakeholders – local NGOs, community based organizations, partners, disabled grass roots movements etc – so that they are able to campaign for and represent the interests of their communities more effectively.
For this reason therefore, Shine Africa Foundation seeks to intensify advocacy work as part of development interventions meant to: address inequality issues, enlarge democratic space so that civil society groups can operate successfully in society; and/or supporting people centered policy making and confronting local grievances.
Our advocacy includes activities such as lobbying, campaigning, awareness raising, direct actions working with the media, the internal development partners.

Research and Information. We believe that the only way to develop the rural communities is through getting people access to the internet , empowering and supporting groups and individuals working for peace human rights, development and protection of the environment, through the strategic use of information and communication technologies (ICTs), and constantly researching for the new information that will generate solutions to the existing societal problems.

SAF-Teso location and contacts:
Plot 99 Camp Swahili Soroti-Moroto Road
Northern Division, Soroti Municipality
P.O. Box 684 Soroti Uganda, East Africa
Tel: +256 772 844 459 /+256 772 854 991/+ 256-701-929754.
Email: safteso@gmail.com/shineafricaministries@gmail.com