Otyo A Sigh of Relief is running an online auction fundraiser, offering authentic African paintings and prints.
We are raising money to build one room of our Community Centre in Kebisoni, Rukungiri District, Uganda, and for the materials for the sanitary pad project that will be housed within it. We are about half way to our first goal for this phase. Once active, the Centre and pad project will provide income generation through the manufacturing of affordable sanitary pads for school-age girls in the region, and help sustain the site. Please see our website and read further to find information on our organization and projects.
The mission of OTYO! (A Sigh of Relief) is to improve the quality of life and health of women, adolescents and orphans of rural Uganda, by providing financial and technical support to community based organization (CBOs) working with these populations. The CBOs supported by OTYO! will improve efficiency and effectiveness of service provision in areas of:
Health Care Access
To provide financial support, OTYO! will apply for grants as well as raise funds in the U.S., through fundraisers and donations, and distribute these funds as short term (project) and long term (program) grants to qualified CBOs. OTYO! has developed requests for proposals on the basis of sound research in public health promotions and in field research in Uganda under the direction of Jolly Bugari and with the support and assistance of the CBOs. Future plans for OTYO! include the development and management of two programs that will provide expert human resource support to the CBOs funded by OTYO!; and provide opportunities for students from U.S. universities for experiential service-learning through internships and volunteering. OTYO! (A Sigh of Relief) is a registered Non Governmental Organization (NGO) in Uganda and is a tax exempt 501(c) (3) Not for Profit in the United States.
OTYO! (A Sigh of Relief) will be a resource for community-based organizations seeking to make positive changes in their environment. These CBOs will be empowered and self-sufficient and will help Ugandans realize their full potential.
Cultural humility; we will support all people regardless of race, color, religion, sexual orientation, tribe or any other differing characteristic.
Integrity; we will be open and honest in our mission, strategies, goals and objectives.
Accountability; we are accountable to our customers, our partners, our supporters, and our Board.
Empowerment; we will seek to provide community-based organizations with resources to become efficient, effective, and self-sufficient in service provision in community-building projects through public health theories.
Innovation; we support community based organizations to think of new ways of problem-solving.
You may support the women and children of Rukungiri and donate without buying artwork. Every bit helps. You can donate here or on our website.