International Sustainable Community Development 2011 Speaker Series
Promoting international community development that is environmentally sound, economically productive, & socially just
Entebbe Director, The AIDS Support Organization-TASO
Thursday, April 21
2 p.m. in Room 270 - the Urban Center - 506 S.W. Mill St.
7 p.m. in PSU Multicultural Center (Rm. 228) Smith Center – 1825 S.W. Broadway
The AIDS Support Organization (TASO) was founded in 1987 by Noerine Kaleeba and 15 other colleagues who were either infected with HIV or whose close family members were infected. Some have now passed away due to AIDS. They were unified by common experiences of high stigma, ignorance and discrimination regarding HIV/AIDS. The met informally in homes and offices to provide mutual psychological and social support and used their time and resources to visit AIDS patients, take them to the hospital, and frequently provide basic material and counseling support.
Today TASO is the largest indigenous NGO providing HIV/AIDS services in Uganda and Africa, having supported over 200,000 individuals since 1987. TASO has 11 service centers across Uganda, with 22 "mini-TASOs" and Community Based Organizations in other parts of the country that have provided over 23,000 clients ARVs including 1000 children since they introduced Antiretroviral Therapy in June 2004.
This is the inaugural ISCD speaker series of The School of Urban Studies & Planning highlighting community development programs and initiatives that underscore PSU's sustainability mission. This year's speakers have strong ties to The School of Urban Studies & Planning and bring an incredible breadth and depth of experience to share. All sessions are free and open to the public.
Co-sponsors: College of Urban and Public Affairs, School of Urban Studies & Planning, School of Community Health, PSU Multi-Cultural Center, PSU Foundation International Community Development Fund