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Changing Uganda, one young person at at time

Uganda is the most youthful country in East Africa. By empowering the youth, Reach A Hand is empowering an entire Nation.

Impact
  • December 2010 Founding

    Reach A Hand, Uganda was founded and as they say, the rest is history.

  • July 2011 Incorporated as a Company

    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.

  • September 2011 Going Pro

    RutgersWPF gave us a capacity building grant for professionalising the team and conducted the training.

  • March 2017 Turning the Key on Empowering Youth

    We started empowering 5 youth led Community Based Organizations to reach more young people across the country.

  • March 2015 Our first flashmob in Kampala

    In 2015, we stormed Kisenyi and held our first HIV/AIDS awareness Flashmob in Kampala.

  • July 2015 Hosted First Reproductive Health Hackathon in East and Central Africa

    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.

  • September 2015 Doubles the Team

    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!

  • December 2015 First iKnow Concert

    We hosted our first iKnow Campaign awareness concert on HIV/AIDS. The concerts have since become a calendar event for Reach A Hand.

  • March 2016 Embraced by UNFPA Uganda

    We became the first and only youth led implementing partner of UNFPA in Uganda under the Government of Uganda / UNFPA 8th Country Programme.

  • November 2015 Presence in over 20 Districts

    We increased our reach in over 20 districts across Uganda in 2016.

  • April 2016 Da-Gwaa is born

    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.

  • September 2016 SautiPlus is Reloaded

    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!

  • August 2010 First full page media interview

    We did not start hitting the headlines this year. We've been rolling since the last decade! We be cool like that!

  • January 2014 First Peer Educators Academy

    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.

  • November 2015 Our First Community Dialogue

    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!

  • September 2015 Humphrey Nabimanya named first Segal Family Foundation rockstar

    A well deserved acknowledgement! Our Team Leader became the first Segal Family Foundation partner to be recognized as a rising rockstar.

2018

nine Years later

  • 7

    Music concerts held.

  • 8.1 Million

    People reached on social media

  • 227

    Peer educators trained

  • 4

    Annual Youth camps to date

  • 90

    Partnerships cultivated

  • 14963

    Community Outreaches Reach

  • 17

    Community Dialogues

  • 17983

    Peer Learning Sessions (Young People Reached)

  • 837420

    Condoms Distributed

  • 37

    Hashtags Run

  • 26367

    School Outreaches Reach

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