Rural Youth Reproductive and Sexual Health Education Campaign (Uganda)
In October 2014, UCF awarded a small grant of $2,000 AUD to Mission for African Mothers (MAM) to run this project in Olio sub-county. You can read about that first grant here.
The aim of this project is to use a youth-to-youth based approach as a means of creating awareness among the rural youth on sexual and reproductive services, information and rights.
That first UCF grant was rewarded with an amazing Acquittal Form (required of all grantees) and photos provided one year on at the completion of the programme.
This was an enormously successful project in anyone’s terms and when MAM applied for further funds to replicate the programme in another sub-county, the UCF Board was pleased to approve a further grant of $2,000 AUD.
This project will be run in Kadungulu sub-county in the Serere district in Uganda.
The objectives of the project are:
- to empower young people to be their own advocates and agents of change through establishment of reproductive and sexual health and rights clubs
- to engage community leaders including teachers politicians and religious leaders as champions for youth reproductive and sexual health and rights
- to raise awareness among rural youth on sexual and reproductive health and rights through establishment of clubs
- to train peer educators and counsellors
- to lower the cultural and social barriers to youth reproductive and sexual health and rights
- to establish reproductive health drop in points to create easy accessible of reproductive and sexual health services and information.
- to establish youth corners that will be in places where the youths can discuss issues relating to their reproductive health and sexuality issues.
We look forward to another successful implementation of this programme which benefits so many.