Young people need information and skills to protect their sexual and reproductive health and reduce their vulnerability to HIV/AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Diseases.
Reach A Hand Uganda (RAHU) is dedicated to scaling down the HIV/AIDS scourge, and that has built a reputation for its ability to empower young people to make informed choices has launched its 2nd annual Peer Educators Academy that kicked off on Monday 5th January 2015 at Victoria University in the Ugandan capital Kampala.
The programme in partnership with Victoria University and supported by MTV staying Alive Foundation, RutgerWFP and Segal Family Foundation, aims to train over 50 young people in life skills development, self-awareness and Sexual reproductive Health and rights as key elements in their lives.
The PEA will initially focus on one month long training of over 50 Peer Educators using a module built on comprehensive sexual and reproductive health and rights information and life skills development. At the end of the training, the Peer Educators will be distributed in over 30 different schools and communities in the country.
“We at RAHU hope that the trained peer educators will then go on to influence a positive change among a fellow youth in schools, mainly from the SRHR clubs using the multiplier effect.” Humphrey Nabimanya, Team Leader and Founder Reach A Hand Uganda