- YOUTH HEALTH
- SKILLS DEVELOPMENT AND MENTORSHIP
- HUMAN RIGHTS & JUSTICE INTERVENTIONS
- CHILDREN AND YOUTH LIVELIHOODS
With health, we have hope. And with hope, anything is possible, which is why at Youth Alive Uganda, the health programs are an integral part of bettering our Uganda more specifically, the prevention of malaria and HIV/AIDS with the help of various partner organizations, good health is within reach. And hope is right behind it.
Sexual and reproductive health:
We implement sex education programs, pre and post marital counseling, family planning, STI/STD management including HIV/AIDS and active linkages.
Primary health care:
This involves health education, Maternal and child health care, promotion of proper nutrition, distribution of mosquito nets and promotion of proper sanitation and hygiene.
Skills development and mentorship glues together all the other four thematic areas of children/youth health, rights, livelihoods and education. Youth Alive targets children and youth with soft skills through the signature programme of Education For Life (EFL) which aims at increasing knowledge, transforming attitudes and subsequently leading to proactive practices. There are three key components in the EFL process: (i) Telling the story; (ii) Visioning; and (iii) Commitment to alternative behaviors. The expected outcome behaviors include: (i) Increased self efficacy; (ii) Increased workforce readiness; (iii) Improved planning & decision making abilities; and (iv) Increased civic engagement. The EFL curriculum is the foundation and anchor for informed decision making in the area of health, rights, education & livelihood.
HUMAN RIGHTS & JUSTICE INTERVENTIONS
Youth Alive promotes and protects the basic human rights of children & youth especially the poor and marginalized. Through human rights education, we improve civic consciousness and competence of the children & youth so that they can claim their rights. Also through advocacy & strengthening local institutions, we engage duty bearers to fulfill the rights of children & youth. Gender equality is another key component of rights for children & youth. We contribute to the change of values, attitudes and beliefs of young people towards gender equality and women’s rights; increase male involvement in promoting gender equality and primary prevention of Sexual & Gender Based Violence (SGBV). We also promote environmental rights to mitigate climate change through increasing awareness on environmental conservation and revival.
CHILDREN AND YOUTH LIVELIHOODS
In Uganda today, about 78% of the population are children and youth. Youth unemployment stands at 83%. Through livelihood interventions, we seek to improve the well being of children and youth
Orphaned and other Vulnerable Children
Youth Alive in a bid to holistically address the needs of Orphaned and Vulnerable children (OVCs) focuses on six Core Program Areas (CPAs) including; Economic strengthening, Health, Food and Nutrition security, Education, Psycho social support, and Child protection and legal support. By doing so, we believe we will strongly contribute to the improved well being of children and youth orphaned and made vulnerable by HIV and other adversities in Uganda.
Youth Alive also contributes to the realization of a society where all orphans and other vulnerable children live to their full potential and their rights and aspirations are fulfilled. Our strategies include: economically empowering Orphaned and vulnerable Children (OVCs) and their caregivers; improving their nutrition and food security; increasing their enrollment and retention in school; improving their access to psycho-social support; and providing a supportive mechanism for the protection of (OVCs).
Keeping the youth economically Alive demands that the youth are at the forefront of championing entrepreneurship and other economic activities especially agribusiness that is the backbone of Uganda’s economy and demands that youth are at the fore front of changing mindset of fellow youth on Agribusiness and acquiring skills on how to commercially engage in other enterprises
Youth Alive Uganda’s innovative and technical approach is to target the entire agriculture value chain and the strong partnerships that Youth Alive Uganda fosters with Youth farmers, Youth associations, industry, and governments focusing on Agribusiness and enterprise development. Key aspects include mobilization of youth and formation of youth cooperatives, business incubation and management, financial literacy trainings, micro franchising opportunities and access to finance and markets. Youth Alive’s ultimate aim is to increase Youth income, increase youth employment, reduce poverty.
Through its strong partnership base and linkages with both public & private sector, Youth Alive equips youth with technical & vocational skills aimed at creating or getting employment opportunities with the ultimate purpose of increasing the incomes of the youth. These are achieved through both formal and Non Formal Education (NFE). The formal education involves working with technical & vocational institutions while the NFE involves both local artisans programme and apprenticeships & placements.