Centre for Youth of Hope (CEYOHO) is a non-governmental that targets young people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS in Botswana. It provides care and support and educates youth on how to strengthen their ability to live positively with HIV/AIDS.
The organisation's signature activity is the annual production of 'Miss Stigma Free' competition which brings together HIV-positive women as contestants in a pageant in which one of them will be chosen as a 'positive living' role model and become an activist advocating for prevention, de-stigmatisation and anti-retroviral (ARV) adherence.
The organisation's objectives include to:
strengthen current ARV programme and ensure sustainability in roll-out
expand the capacity of HIV testing to cover gaps (e.g men, youth)
develop post-test well-being packages for HIV-positive and negative patients with focus on prevention and referral to care.
empower HIV positive people to become key players in prevention and support.
The organisation aims to support Botswana in the development and implementation of a national comprehensive HIV/AIDS strategy that will prevent new HIV/AIDS infections and reduce the morbidity and mortality of HIV/AIDS.
The organisation does this in collaboration with government, civil society, development partners and the private sector by facilitating the development and implementation of strategic initiatives and improving human, technical and financial resources.