On 31st May, 2010, the founder of AWARE Uganda received a Certificate of Recongition for her leadership skills in campaigning against HIV/AIDS.
Grace was presented with the award by President Museveni of Uganda, on behalf of the parliament and the people of Uganda.
AWARE Uganda is based in Kaabong, which has a very high incidence of HIV/AIDS
For many years, Grace and AWARE Uganda have been working to raise awareness about HIV prevention.
Drama is a major part of this work and Grace has travelled the country with an inspirational drama group of HIV positive women and men, putting on shows to educate about HIV prevention, using simple theatre which is strongly emotive and, at times, even brings in humour.
AWARE UGANDA (Action for women and Awakening in Rural Environment) was formed in 1989 by a group of local rural women of Kaabong District in Karamoja region, a semi-desert region in the North East of Uganda, bordering South Sudan and Kenya.
More than 27 million out of a population of 32 million people live in rural Uganda, the majority of whom have not been shielded from the harsh realities of poverty.
Lack of access to water and sanitation is already exposing rural women…