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Empowerment for Youth by Youth

Reach a Hand Ugand is a youth centered organization focusing on youth empowerment programs with an emphasis on Livelihoods & Skills Development, Behavior Change Communication, Sexual Reproductive Health & Rights, and HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention

About

Why we do what we do

Our efforts are timely to make a contribution to ensuring that every young person in Uganda can access the accurate information to aid and direct them in taking that crucial life decision regarding their live skills and development, behavior change communication and sexual reproductive health and rights.

  • 7.3 Million

    Ugandans are 15-24 years of age

  • 4.5 Million

    Ugandan youth are unemployed

  • 32.9 %

    of the country population is aged between 10 - 24 years

  • 25 %

    of adolescents have begun childbearing

  • 19 %

    of women aged 15-19 have given birth.

  • 5 %

    Health centres in Uganda provide Youth Friendly Sexual Reproductive Health Services

  • 63 %

    young people were not happy with the services they received at a health center

  • 14 %

    of teenage girls aged 15 - 19 years use a contraceptive method due to have limited access to contraception

  • 27 %

    of adolescents in rural areas are child bearing.

Our Areas of Intervention

These are the areas that we work in day and night to ensure that we serve the young people better and we won't stop!

  • Sexual Reproductive Health & Rights

  • Behavior Change Communications

     

  • HIV/AIDS Awareness & Prevention

     

  • Youth Livelihood & skills development interventions

     

  • Rewarding Innovation and Excellence

How we engage youth

Reach A Hand Uganda works within schools and communities where at most risk young people can be accessed. Through innovative ways, we engage the youth to capture and highlight their voice in our activities and programming.

For young people by Young People

Our vision reminds us everyday that it is the young person we’re doing this for. We aim to live in a world where every young person is able to make life choices fully backed by the availability of information.

With this in mind, the Reach A Hand mission is to empower young people in Uganda aged 12-24 years with complete information, skills and tools which enable them live healthy, focused and productive lives.

  • Belief in young people

    we recognize that young people’s concerns can only be well addressed by young people and hence our slogan “Young People for Young People

  • Youth driven

    We work with young people for young people, and brings in the spirit of volunteerism of young people.

  • Transparency and openness

    We believe in a culture of honesty and therefore employ an open door policy where all staff and volunteers can freely communicate with each other.

  • Appreciation of diversity

    We appreciate the difference in the social, cultural and political orientation, of its beneficiaries and endlessly works to promote understanding while recognizing the existent differences in its membership and beneficiaries. RAHU recognizes the universal nature and cross-cultural appreciation of human beings and rights.

  • Team work

    We believe team effort achieves much more than an individual work and therefore promote team work, utilizing each person’s competences to achieve the overall organizational goals and objectives

Touching Uganda at all corners

As of 2018 Reach A Hand has initiatives in the areas of Kampala, Wakiso, Mpigi, Mbarara, Jinja, Mayuge, Lira, Kabale, Abim, Amudat, Moroto, Kaabong, Kotido, Nakapiripirit, Napak, Iganga and Mukono, Luwero, Nakaseke, Butaleja.

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