AVSI Western Region
- COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER INITIATIVE FOR DEVELOPMENT (COVOID)
- INTEGRATED DEVELOPMENT OPTIONS (IDO) Integrated Development Options(IDO) was founded in 2006 as a civil society organization and was formally registered as a Company limited by guarantee in 2008 with a vision to have; an empowered and transformed community that optimally utilizes resources. IDO’s mission aims at promoting the participation of communities in their own development. In all this, IDO focuses on establishment of projects that help to alleviate the plight of the less privileged, marginalized and or socially excluded people in communities e.g. people living or affected by HIV/AIDS especially orphans and other vulnerable children (OVC). To this effect some interventions have been carried out in areas of education, child protection, health and sustainable socio-economic development.
Community Volunteer Initiative for Development (COVOID) is an indigenous child focused non-governmental organization, registered with the Uganda Government (Ministry of Internal Affairs) registration no. S.5914/6699. COVOID was founded in April 2003 by community members under the leadership of Ben Bataringaya, senior development worker who derived experience from international NGOs he worked with- Save the children UK, Plan International, Aktion Africa Hilfe, ZOA ). Community members reflected on the plight of children and marginalized women and after the reflection, they closely worked with communities and formed COVOID to act as a voice in addressing the identified community issues of HIV/AIDS, Poverty, food insecurity, child abuse, environmental degradation.