Young people in Uganda face a barrage of challenges when it comes to enjoying and exercising their Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR). From accessing necessary SRH services such as commodities and information, to being free to be who they are, young people have to surmount obstacles as they seek to empower themselves socially, economically and politically.

Young people in Uganda face a barrage of challenges when it comes to enjoying and exercising their Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR). From accessing necessary SRH services such as commodities and information, to being free to be who they are, young people have to surmount obstacles as they seek to empower themselves socially, economically and politically.

WHF aims at improving the sexual and reproductive health of adolescents and young people through establishing, strengthening and networking youth in schools through its “Keep Her in School” Project. More specifically, the initiative aims at changing the attitudes and behavior of adolescents and young people towards improved sexual lifestyle by preventing unwanted pregnancies, abortion, STIs, including HIV/AIDS and other ASRH problems by empowering the youth to learn from one another.

WHF aims at improving the sexual and reproductive health of adolescents and young people through establishing, strengthening and networking youth in schools through its “Keep Her in School” Project. More specifically, the initiative aims at changing the attitudes and behavior of adolescents and young people towards improved sexual lifestyle by preventing unwanted pregnancies, abortion, STIs, including HIV/AIDS and other ASRH problems by empowering the youth to learn from one another.

This is more so because at this critical and vulnerable age, i.e. between 10 and 19 years, the youths are undergoing a tremendous change both physically and emotionally and need knowledge, guidance and services to protect themselves from dangers and lead a healthy sexual life

WHF with your support will provide education and learning to vulnerable girls. They will go on to embody a confidence level that is unique and exceptional and access life and career opportunities that would not have been available to them otherwise. In turn they will have a powerful desire to give back to their communities and become powerful change agents.

The Beneficiaries include
• School students from secondary schools
• Pupils of primary schools

Objectives of the Project

• To help adolescents differentiate between adolescents, Young people and Youth
• To bring to the attention of adolescents some of the situations that make young people vulnerable.
• To make adolescents and young people aware of the need for SRHR information and services.
• To create and enhance awareness on Sexual Health Education (SHE) in schools
• To Empower and sensitize the girl child on the challenges of early sex and how to protect themselves from early pregnancies in order to improve on school retention and completion rates
• To educate the young people in schools on STDs/STIs and how to protect themselves from HIV/AIDS and the need to seek treatment when infected
• To foster male involvement in issues affecting girls and young people in schools for more concerted efforts towards better sexual health for young people.
• To connect adolescents with youths networks that they can sustainably work with to better their SRHR and keep updated with current SRHR information even outside school.

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