Alliance for Development and Population Services (ADEPS) was conceived in 2001 as a result of too much suffering and hardships affecting the community in the area. After which we then acquired legal status and legitimacy as CBO in July 2002 paving way for official mobilization where we have grown and our activities in the following order:
2002: Conducted various consultative meetings for mapping purposes.
2003: Embarked on a thorough, in-depth and critical structural analysis of our region of focus i.e. Vihiga County and generally at the national level, for the purpose of getting a clean understanding of the depth and root causes of the problems and issues affecting the community in the area, including all other information that would help.
Including other formation that would help us come up with a results based interventions and also made even much wider consultations at various other levels to gather more details and facts that would help us Marshall the most rightful response plan needed so far.
2004: Conducted thorough analysis of the data so collected, searching and identifying the needed possible and rightful tools,strategies,structures and systems trying to work out the right possible approaches that would help us develop an organizational framework needed to accommodate all the stakeholders e.g. the policy making team, the various categories of staff needed ,the beneficiaries ,development partners and the entire society setting out each ones roles and responsibility in the response plan. Making it possible and/or giving all the stakeholders an opportunity to work together within an action framework that would guarantee an enhanced and effective response plan into the issues and problems affecting the community. After which then embarked on prioritization of our intervention efforts by ear making healthcare as our first area of priority and started resource mobilization for field projects implementation.
2005: Then we made our maiden stab into the problems affecting the community with particular focus on fighting the spread of HIV/AIDS and its impacts, which had become a major concern.
2009: In the process of working to fight the spread of HIV/AIDS and its impacts. We frequently stumbled on a huge number of children affected in one way or the other as a result of the disease, forcing us to retreat back to the drawing board to try and see what could be done about this emerging problem, leading us to consider our second area of priority by establishing a program to carter for increasing number of troubled children and youngsters in the area.
2011: On again, while still in this area of health; We also discovered that malaria and waterborne diseases were indeed other serious issues of concern away from HIV/AIDS with malaria a lone emerging as the fastest killer disease with even much higher rate of prevalence, accounting for 75% of all the ailments reported daily in the local health institutions, forcing us not to hesitate at all in expanding our health coverage to include this other very critical area of concern.
2015: Yet still, while in the same line of struggling to address the issues of HIV/AIDS and its impacts, we had in the same way been always taken against by the very big number of desperate women mostly widows struggling it all alone to bring up their families single handedly through thick and thin, without proper source of income. Prompting us into action to try find ways of helping this very important segment of our population, hence the inception of our women empowerment program.
2016: More so, throughout our working in this geographical area of focus and together with further structural analysis, we discover that many of the issues and problems bedeviling the community in the area are basically as a result of poor environment. At this point, we realized that if we were to record a meaningful impact in working to reduce suffering and promote sustainable development in this area then it is a must that we consider doing something about this very important area of need, thereby necessitating the establishment of our own environment protection and improvement program and then summing up the prioritization of our response plan into the most serious issues and problems affecting the community in this area. Where all the planned work and deliverables in each of these four areas of priority are carefully compiled and fully entrenched in a comprehensive results framework e.g. 2017/2018-2022 so as to facilitate proper and full programs and projects implementation leading to the effective achievement of the intended results and the realization of our objectives and mission.