”2020 was a very unprecedented year for everyone. COVID-19 disrupted the status quo and what was left was a series of global lockdowns leading to a ripple effect of limited movements, loss of livelihoods, lives, and no access to education and healthcare.
Truth be told, everyone was scared. We were all left with one option: to either sink or swim.
Reach A Hand Uganda chose the option to swim and adapt to the situation even when its Founder and Chief Executive Officer got stuck in the USA for over five months due to the ban on international travel.
I am so proud that the team rolled up its sleeves and did more than most organizations in Uganda and East Africa, whether youth-led or not, have done in the spirit of empowering their fellow young people.
From webinars to e-conferences, virtual edutainment concerts, the launch of SAUTIplus TV and the SAUTIplus USSD Code, COVID-19 youth-led response project in West Nile, engaging local governments to integrate Sexual Reproductive Health agenda into the COVID 19 response and more. There is nothing more that can inspire and make the Advisory Board proud of the team and movement that Reach A Hand Uganda has become.”
Above is an excerpt from the board chairperson, Mr. Kigozi Joseph, who in his introductory speech for the 2020 Annual Report commended the organization for staying resilient despite the pandemic and the various other challenges it faced.
To read more on what transpired within Reach A Hand Uganda in the Financial Year 2020, see the full annual report here.