Uganda is the most youthful country in East Africa. By empowering the youth, Reach A Hand is empowering an entire Nation.
Reach A Hand, Uganda was founded and as they say, the rest is history.
RAHU was incorporated as a Company limited by guarantee operating as a not for profit targeting young people in and out of school in the range of 12 to 24 years.
RutgersWPF gave us a capacity building grant for professionalising the team and conducted the training.
We started empowering 5 youth led Community Based Organizations to reach more young people across the country.
In 2015, we stormed Kisenyi and held our first HIV/AIDS awareness Flashmob in Kampala.
We hosted the first reproductive health hackathon #Hack4Youth in the Eastern and Southern Africa in partnership with UNFPA, MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) and SANA mobile.
The Reach a Hand team double from 5 to 10. This had been long overdue as we needed more awesome young people help us reach our peers!
We hosted our first iKnow Campaign awareness concert on HIV/AIDS. The concerts have since become a calendar event for Reach A Hand.
We became the first and only youth led implementing partner of UNFPA in Uganda under the Government of Uganda / UNFPA 8th Country Programme.
We increased our reach in over 20 districts across Uganda in 2016.
Da-Gwaa, our communications hub came to life. This is a hub for innovation, where young people meet to generate ideas aimed at transforming access to reproductive health information and services.
On 24th September, 2016 we launched the revamped SAUTIplus website www.sautiplus.org. This new, bright and colorful site has extensive youth appealing information on sexual reproductive health and rights information. Check it out!
We did not start hitting the headlines this year. We've been rolling since the last decade! We be cool like that!
January 2014 is when we kicked off our Peer Educators Academy that has gone on to become one of the most sought after youth-led and centered fellowships in the country.
With support from UNFPA Uganda, we held our first series of community dialogues to create awareness on teenage pregnancy and child marriage in South western, Eastern and North Eastern Uganda. An uphill task, ey!
A well deserved acknowledgement! Our Team Leader became the first Segal Family Foundation partner to be recognized as a rising rockstar.