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Tuesday26 September 2017

#SexualityU18 Youth Health Camp

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We cannot hold back our excitement! The Sexuality Under 18 Youth Health Camp is just a few days away. This year, we anticipate 800 young people, from all over East Africa, eager to learn about Sexual Reproductive Health and access services, to make informed decisions in the future. This will be at Hana Mixed School, from 26th April to 2nd May, 2015, at 50,000shs only per student, between 13 to 24 years old.

We are also privileged to have a number of organisations and individuals passionate about empowering young people joining us for the Camp. A number of mini workshops will be happening every afternoon, where young people will be equipped with life skills, access resources and widen their network.


Teenage Pregnancy: What To Do About It

Teenage Pregnancy

When a girl gets pregnant, the common communal response is to cast the first stone at her as the immoral girl who has brought shame on herself and her family. Worse still if she is a student in school, the administrators make it a point to have her expelled, hardly holding the boy responsible.

The Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) states that 1 in 4 girls between 15-19 years of age in Uganda gets pregnant. These pregnant teenage girls face enormous challenges including immediate discrimination from teachers, fellow students and even close friends in fear of being judged as ill mannered. The school discrimination and shame from their family leads to most pregnant teenage girls dropping out of school.

Written by Joseph Ssennyange, our 2015 peer educator  Read the whole story at Girls Globe

Together, we can curb rising cases of teenage pregnancy

Leah Kalanguka

The rise of cases of teenage pregnancy in Uganda indicates a deeper problem rooted in our social bases and if nothing is done about it, the foundations are set to crumble even further. Uganda, with one of the highest rates in Sub-Saharan Africa at over 25 per cent, faces an enormous task to cut these numbers to considerably low rates

In her OpEd Commentary in the Daily Monitor Leah Kalanguka the reigning Miss Uganda 2014/2015 and our Cultural Icon highlights the need to curb rising cases of Teenage Pregnancy. Read the full article at Daily Monitor

RAHU SRHR Youth Fund application deadline Extended!

 RAHU srhr

Submission of EoI application deadline for our newly launched RAHU SRHR Youth Fund has been extended to Friday 13th March 2015.

Implemented in partnership with DoubleLoop, and financial support from CORDAID, the fund is to help scale our impact at Reach A Hand, Uganda (RAHU) in reaching more young people with Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights Information and access to youth friendly health services. The RAHU SRHR Youth Fund will partner and support 4 Community Based Organizations (CBOs) in the districts of  Mpigi, Jinja, Wakiso and Mbarara to promote a more youth-centric approach to Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR). Details about the fund and how to apply can be found here.


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