Join MyCom to Support Raising Funds for Our Community Solutions Fellow David Lukwesa's CAP Project: My Community My Responsibility

Join MyCom to Support Raising Funds for Our Community Solutions Fellow David Lukwesa's CAP Project: My Community My Responsibility

February 23, 2023

During Fall 2022, MyCom hosted David Lukwesa from Pact Zambia in Zambia, Africa. David worked with MyCom to work through the objectives of his Community Action Project: My Community My Responsibility Initiative.

After completing his Fellowship with the MyCom Network, David returned to Zambia to use some of the community development techniques he gained from the MyCom Network to enact his project.

To support the successful conclusion of David’s project, MyCom is seeking funding support for My Community My Responsibility.

David’s Project: My Community, My Responsibility: Preventing New HIV Infections in Zambia

What is the overarching goal of My Community, My Responsibility?

To build household capacities aimed at improving health outcomes by preventing new HIV infections among priority and key populations (AYPs) most at risk of acquiring HIV through promotion and ehancement of Responsible Parenthood by means of (1) media campaigns, (2) community and stakeholder engagements, (3) activism, and (4) policy advocacy in the Kasama District and all the surrounding areas of rural Northern Zambia.

Who will benefit from My Community My Responsibility?

Young people ages 10-24 years and their parents and caregivers older than 25 years from underprivilged households in the communities of the Kasama District.

What does project success look like?

A community that adopts HIV prevention practices and makes behavioral changes that last beyond the life of the project.

To achieve project success, how much money do you need to raise?


How will the money be used?

The funds raised for the project will be used to transport young adults and families to Neighborhood Community planning meetings, radio programming to promote using Prep, PEP, and condoms, educational literature, and project evaluation activities.

What is one takeaway you learned/experienced here in the US and will implement in Zambia?

My key takeaway from the US experience is the cutting-edge networking and partnership that civil society organizations practice when serving their respective communities. No single organization does its work in silos, everyone belongs to a certain network. This doesn’t happen in Africa. Instead of networking, we compete and downplay each other. This is something I will labor to foster in my Country.

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