KAMPALA – Reach A Hand Uganda (RAHU) in partnership with Unilever and SoSurePads have on June 18 launched a youth empowerment project dubbed “Edupreneurs Project” that will promote access to health products in rural communities.
The project is aimed at improving the day to day quality of life for young adults, especially young women through easing their access to homestead lifestyle and health as well as economically empowering young people through supplementing their incomes by a commission tailored sale of home commodities focusing on Lifestyle and health goods.
The project is set to kick start in the southwestern district of Mbarara where RAHU’s network of volunteers has actively engaged in community-centered mobilization for the receipt of information and services on reproductive health.
According to Mr. Humphrey Nabimanya, the founder and team leader of RAHU, they have been training peer educators since 2104 and strived to make sure they empower them economically to earn a living out of the voluntary work that they are doing.
“I am very positive of this partnership where our fast-growing network of young people can be economically empowered and are assured of a start in life after their volunteering service with us” Humphrey remarked.
The Communications Officer of SoSurepads Ms. Gertrude Adeker Emojong said: “Through this project, we are not only empowering these young people to become self-reliant and financially accountable but also enabling all young girls to menstruate in safety and utmost hygiene.”
Ms. Joanita Menya, the Uniliver representative noted that Uniliver is excited for the partnership because they are committed to ensuring young people feel and look good.
“We are happy to rely on RAHU’s ever-growing network of peer educators, who will bring their services and our lifestyle and hygiene products closer to their grassroots communities, to not only earn from them but also improve people’s everyday lives,” Joanita said.
Reach a Hand Uganda is a youth-centred organization focusing on youth empowerment programs with an emphasis on Livelihoods & Skills Development, Behavior Change Communication, Sexual Reproductive Health & Rights, and HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention.