• P.O. Box 1236, BUKOBA – Tz

  • kamugishadt@yahoo.com

  • (+255) 28 222 123 / (+255) 787 212 957

KAKAU Official Website


KAKAU is an acronym for “KANISA KATOLIKI DHIDI YA UKIMWI” It is an Aids Control Programme which was initiated by Msgr. David Kamugisha, the then Director of the Lay Apostolate Department – Bukoba Catholic Diocese, with permission from his Lordship Imeritus Bishop Nestor Timanywa of Bukoba Catholic Diocese. KAKAU aims at coordinating internal and external resources to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS and its effects in society.

The first cases of HIV/AIDS in Tanzania were found in Kagera region at Bukoba Regional Hospital in 1983. Since then Kagera has been on the head of the list of affected regions. The region was severely affected by HIV/AIDS since the outbreak of the sickness.

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Workshops, seminars and meetings

The KAKAU conducts workshops, seminars and meetings which build capacity among Leaders and Trainers who eventually multiply this knowledge about HIV/AIDS to the entire community.


Mass mobilization through Theater arts

A special Cultural group (KAKAU Band) mobilizes the masses against AIDS and its effects, through songs, traditional dances, slogans, drama, AIDS related literature and posters. It mobilizes the communities and challenges them to critically review their life.

Target Groups

1.Organized groups Youth and Women

2. Communities highly vulnerable to AIDS infection

3. KAKAU committee at all leves

4. Primary and Secondary students

KAKAU Objectives

The objectives below seek to influence behaviour change in peoples’ life styles, a radical way by which we can keep ourselves secure from the AIDS scourge.

Create awareness for action on the AIDS epidemic

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Coordinate efforts within and outside the diocese in order to render efficient and effective services to AIDS victims.

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Establish pastoral programmes for AIDS victims.

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KAKAU Gallery