Kapsabet Community Based Paralegal organization (KAPLEGO) was formed in the year 2008 with 15 members to champion the fight against HIV/AIDS discrimination and stigma in the rural community of Nandi Central District. The organization is officially registered with the ministry of Social services registration number 7470/2009.
The organization apart from championing for the rights of the people living with HIV also engages in community sensitization on the prevention, care and support of people living with HIV.
The organisation ventured into sensitisation after it realise that for stigma and discrimination to be eradicated then it was vital to engage in community sensitization as the group realized that stigma and discrimination is associated with the fact that most members of the community were not aware of the issues surrounding HIV.
The organization believes that one on one interaction with the community leads to a higher understanding of HIV issues thus the core goal of the organization is taken care of and therefore the idea of venturing into community mobilization
KAPLEGO´s mandate to champion for the rights of PLHIV through community sensitization and mobilization. The group believes that knowledge is power and therefore the best tool to fight the scourge that is stigma and discrimination in our community then is via education and sensitization on ways of preventing HIV, and caring and supporting PLHIV.
Through dialogue and not mere threats on people who stigmatize and discriminate against PLHIV, the organization believes that it can achieve a lot as this will lead to more acceptance rather than fear which initially might lead to relief but later on lead to resentment of the people it is supposed to be championing for its rights.
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