Extending opportunities to grassroot communities.
The RAHU SRHR Youth Fund was set up with the aim of strengthening leadership for youth grassroot structures to respond to emerging Sexual Reproductive Health and Right issues of young people.
In Uganda 78% of the population are below the age of 30 with nearly 50% below the age of 15; where the sexual debut is as early as 10 -14 years, and where 3.7% of young women and men age 15-24 are HIV-positive, the need to empower youth with resources and skills to make informed and healthy life choices becomes an issue of utmost urgency. It’s with this background that Reach A Hand, Uganda is expanding its work by supporting youth-led CBOs to reach more young people.
The RAHU SRHR Youth Fund is particularly suited to strengthen leadership for youth grassroot structures to respond to emerging Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights issues.The fund provides 4 selected youth-led CBOs with a grant of 10,000 Euros each to empower young people to address the SRHR and life skills needs of their peers. As the CBO manages and implements the funded work, the organisation and young people involved, develop leadership skills and become visible within their community’s development.
In addition to the capital provided by the RAHU SRHR Youth Fund, the CBOs invested in also get technical assistance from Reach A Hand, Uganda in SRHR issues and organisational development support from our partner Double Loop, whose aim is to grow and strengthen the management and leadership of the CBOs. “We encourage grassroots CBOs to apply for the fund to utilize the opportunities the fund has to offer” said Humphrey Nabimanya, Founder and Team leader of RAHU. Details of the fund can be found here found on the Reach A Hand website http://goo.gl/gRSL1P