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Youth Programming Organisations: We’re Looking For You



Does your organisation work with young people (youth led or youth serving)?

Is your organisation working in the areas of youth empowerment programming, reproductive health and livelihood?

Is it doing interventions in Uganda?

Are you interested in being part of a movement of young people to network, build each other’s capacity, mobilise resources and do joint advocacy?

We are looking for you!


The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), in a bid to have meaningful youth participation birthed AfriYAN (African Youth and Adolescent Network) which has grown into a strong movement across the East,Central and Southern Africa. African countries each have their own AfriYAN chapter. AfriYAN Uganda is currently operating as a loose network of organizations that seek to eliminate Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) related challenges among young people today to ensure that they live a quality life.

RAHU is currently the UNFPA implementing partner tasked to register AfriYAN Uganda, create awareness about it’s existence and map more youth led and youth serving organisations to join the network.


Interested? Download the tool and register.



Send your filled registration form to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (Subject “Attention: AfriYAN Uganda Chapter Mapping Tool’) OR hand deliver your copy to Reach A Hand Uganda offices in Kansanga off Ggaba Road, along Heritage Road. Deadline for sending back the forms is November 26th, 2016.

The very best of the 2016 iKnow music concerts

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In her famous 1991 speech after becoming the patron of the UK National AIDS Trust, Diana Frances Spencer, Princess of Wales (commonly known as Princess Diana) stated perhaps the best words on why we should not stigmatize people living with HIV/AIDS. She said;

“HIV does not make people dangerous to know, so you can shake their hands and give them a hug: Heaven knows they need it. What's more, you can share their homes, their workplaces, and their playgrounds and toys.”


Turn to your neighbor and say, “Neighbor! #GYMO2016 activations were incredible!”

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There is this term high school students call “kiro-more”. It literally means the day before they break off for holidays. The day is usually a day of endless entertainment signifying an end to the school term’s ‘stresses’.

Well, we decided to aid this stress relief from students of Bishop Cipriano Kihangire SS both day and boarding as well as Kinaawa High School- Kasangati on August 23rd and 25th respectively on the eve of getting their holidays through edutainment. We called this #GYMO2016.


2016 International Youth Day, it was nice knowin’ ya!

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On Friday 12 August, young people gathered in hundreds of locations across the globe from Kampala to Nairobi, from Johannesburg to Rio De Janeiro and from Nevis to Krakow to mark International Youth Day, and celebrate the myriad of different ways of how young people are contributing to the communities they want or desire to see. This year’s celebrations focused on the role of young people in promoting sustainable consumption and production as highlighted by Goal 12 of the Sustainable Development Agenda.


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