To increase and strengthen the link between SRHR education (demand creation), SRH service provision for young people (supply) and SRH services utilization by underserved young people in 2 sub counties of Rugando and Bugamba in Mbarara district
U DECIDE is a 2 year SRHR innovative project in Mbarara in the Sub-counties of Rugando and Bugamba sub counties by Reproductive Health Uganda and Reach A Hand Uganda in partnership with Rutgers.
It’s targeting young people between 10-24 years out of school from underserved communities and aims at increasing numbers of young people accessing youth Friendly SRHR services from public and private health facilities The project centrally is implemented on enhanced meaningful youth participation through a peer to peer led approach focusing on skilling young people as peer educators giving a centre place in project activities for both research and service delivery.It involves and empowers young people to actively participate in SRHR programming at the grassroots level and to ensure access to youth friendly SRHR information and services.
Review & Planning & Evaluation Meetings, Procurement of assorted drugs and medical supplies ,working with young research assistants to collect data on client needs and satisfaction with project activities, conducting outreaches in innovative ways including Youth Open days, and event specific outreaches, capacity building for private and public Health centre staff in provision of Youth friendly services, recruiting and equipping peer educators to deliver Youth Friendly services, Mentorship for trained health centre staff, are among the project activities.
Bugamba and Rugando sub counties of Mbarara District