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Genext; The GeNext Uganda: “My Life, My Future!” project is based upon and implemented in the overall framework of the global World Contraception Day (WCD) campaign. It presents one dynamic option on how to “localize” and “contextualize” the vision of WCD into the local Ugandan context in Wakiso and Kampala. In Uganda, in collaboration with DSW Uganda, Reach A Hand Uganda carries out activities ranging from school outreaches and edutainment events, peer learning sessions and online campaigns on Facebook and Twitter.

Progject Partners include: DSW Uganda, Muvubuka Agunjuse, FCM, Mission Uganda, Provident Youth, BUPYA, Kasanje youth club.

Activities

With the main objective of empowering male and female youth aged 15 to 24 years to make informed choices about family planning and their sexual reproductive health, Genext project encompasses the following activities.

  • Conducting peer learning sessions in school.

    Peer learning sessions are organized and led by peer educators who engage with other young people in interactive sessions on srh. The main aim of the peer learning sessions is for the peer educators to pass on their knowledge on srh to peers in order to adopt positive attitudes and behaviour regarding their srh.

  • Conducting edutainment events.

    These raise awareness about srh among young people in schools in an appealing and entertaining way. Young people as well as cultural icons come up with innovative ways to showcase their talents to provide positive srh messages to young people.

  • Promote srh information on social media.

    Through use of the genext facebook and twitter account pages, we’ve been able to popularize and disseminate srh information reaching over 28,000 and 4,000 youths on facebook and twitter respectively.

  • Conducting awareness raising and mobilization events for the world contraception day.

    Rahu in partnership with dsw uganda organize these events to further advocate for improving access to family planning information and services.

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