Community Engagement and Action Orientation
Community Action and Engagement
Community participation is the active involvement of people from communities preparing for, or reacting to, disasters. True participation means the involvement of the people concerned in analysis, decision-making, planning, and programme implementation, as well as in all the activities, from search and rescue to reconstruction, that people affected by disasters undertake spontaneously without the involvement of external agencies.While the opportunities for community participation may vary greatly from place to place and at different points in the disaster-management cycle, a participatory approach to disaster-related activities should be promoted to achieve sustainable development
Adolescent sex Education:
TEENS Clubs are spaces we provide information about bodily development, sex, sexuality, and relationships, along with skills-building to help young people communicate about and make informed decisions regarding sex and their sexual health. As students’ corners we use these spaces to disseminate appropriate information linking students’ development and cultural background. It needs include information about puberty and reproduction, abstinence, contraception and condoms, relationships, sexual violence prevention, and body image. Our organization works with trained teachers, opinion leaders and influencers who teach students about their sexuality regulary. Our trainings are informed by evidence of what works best to prevent unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections in respect to young people’s right to complete and honest information attaching the most signifinant change and this process has been supported by IPAS Africa Alliance.
Current Health Programme Status:
Commission of Youth and Children Mr. Mondo Kyateka sharing with girls on health care.With Support from Ipas Africa, Teens Uganda conducts continuous dislogue with adolescent peer groups, parents and opinion leaders, fostering open and honest communication about reproductive health challenges. This strategy also helps children delay their first sexual experience and subsequently using contraception more effectively.
we use clear and and consistent messages to adolescents through dialogue and media campaigns with partners positively impacting on young people’s attitudes and behaviour. Teenage pregnancy discussions within our secondary School Clubs, dialogue Meetings provide evidence of improved access to advice and support; use of contraceptives; resisting peer pressure; and saying no to sex if they did not feel ready. Teens Uganda uses its educational strategy among 12 schools within Kampala and hopes to expand to more in the year 2016/17 with support from more partners.
Girl’s Health Life Effect:
The proposed Girl’s Health Life Effect (GHLE) project is planned for one (1) year beginning when money is secured and MoU signed, with a total budget of $30,000. The project will implement peers skills trainings and consultative meetings/ programmes to support (complement) the advocacy activities of the project through selected trainees and mass/public awareness programmes.
Using the SRH rights based approach; the project team will offer peers and capacity skills among different audiences, for effective implementation as well as influence decisions making processes for social justice among young women by bringing on board their male counterparts in making better health choices for lives.
Reading Tent (2016-18):
‘Read Tent’ is HIV / AIDS Awareness Creation Programme Targeting Youth and Adolescents in Primary Schools focusing on acceleration of and advancing friendly health services to young people in high population density communities of the central region. Our focus is on community, health and well-being of young people, through the use of a community development approach. This programme will address three (3) major categorical health risks among adolescents to include; Reproductive health risk (unsafe sex, lack of contraception, and teenage pregnancy), Behavioral risks (same sex relationships, cross generational sex, and multiple relationships), Risk of disease and infection (HIV/AIDS). T