| May 2, 2022
SUPPORT HEALTH NEEDS OF 1000 ADOLESCENTS PROJECT
Reporting period Jan, Feb, March 2022
Child and Family Foundation Uganda (CFU) team are delighted to share another progress report of support health needs of 1000 adolescents in Kawempe and Kamuli amidst covid 19.
CFU works in partnership with the surrounding neighboring health Centre (IV) offering adolescent services that she profiled to support. These include Kamuli district office and GlobalGiving.
The main purpose of this report is to share CFUs achievements/outputs aimed at enhancing adolescents' ability to grow and achieve full life potential.
To share how the project has impacted and supported the health needs of adolescents
Implemented Activities (output indicators)
CFU conducted community mobilization, health, nutrition, sex education, and counseling sessions during community outreaches. The objective of the sensitization was to educate adolescents on health education and promotion tailored to the needs of youths, good hygiene practices, menstrual hygiene, teenage pregnancy, HIV/STI, and the dangers of abortions.
Topics covered included;
- Sex education
- How to locally make sanitary towels
- Basic knowledge of income-generating activities
- Caring for a child
- How to identify malnutrition
- Good hygienic practices
The CFU medical center together designed and operationalized adolescent group formation as a strategy for youths to engage in income-generating activities for improved standards of living and access to basic needs. Youth were able to identify projects of their interest after group formation and these groups were trained and funded ready for implementation.
Drugs and medical supplies such as condoms, post-exposure prophylaxis, and lab tests/scan were availed to the youth for free and subsidized prices to enable adolescents to grow and achieve their full potential.
Training and Job Aid in the local language availed to the youth for peer-to-peer education as a strategy to reach out to many more adolescents and youth.
With the knowledge attained from training conducted by CFU, adolescent numbers that approach health centers for condoms and other medical services have increased to 71%. There is a decline in teenage pregnancy and sex education has been placed into practice and change in behavior.
CFU Activity plan for next quarter
In a bid to enhance the ability of adolescents to grow and achieve full life potential, CFU will continue with stakeholders meetings, school teacher training, and engagement plus plans to manufacture homemade sanitary pads are in progress.