YWAFT has life-changing programs around the Teso sub-region
YWAFT's Impact and the SDGs
YWAFT and partners have contributed to positive impacts in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Distribution of reusable AFRIpads menstrual kits, under-wares, GIRL TALK booklets
Youth With a Focus Teso (YWFT) has been supporting the Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Sports’ (MoESTS’) efforts to implement Uganda National Strategy for Girls’ Education, to harmonize its roles and activities; and those of its partners in educating Uganda’s vital human resource, the girl child. YWFT, works towards scaling-up the girl-child stay at school to complete primary level education through implementation of activities that prevent vulnerable school-girls aged 10-18 years from dropping-out of school, absenteeism, juvenile marriages and to eliminate stigma among school girls due to lack of menstrual kits for management of hygiene and sanitation during menstruation. The above was achieved through distribution of reusable AFRIpads menstrual kits, under-wares, GIRL TALK booklets, training manuals as well as Information Education and Communication (IEC) materials for sensitisation of communities on the significance of proper management of menstrual sanitation and hygiene for the benefit of school girl’s education and their future.
The schools that benefited from this menstrual hygiene intervention currently have the right hygienic and proper sanitation conditions for school girls to manage menstrual periods without stress to accessing sanitary pads. All girls that benefited from the project and senior women teachers have been trained comprehensively on proper usage and management of AFRIpads menstrual kits. This project was implemented with the donation from AFRIpads Foundation (thank you the management of AFRIpad Foundation for this generous support) and YWFT. AFRIpads Foundation donated menstrual kits, under-wares, GIRL TALK booklets, and training manuals while funds from YWFT provided logistical support during distribution of kits and technical input during the training of beneficiaries, development and printing of IEC materials.
As a result, the schools that benefited from this intervention are now on the road towards achieving the strategy of narrowing the gender gap in education particularly through promoting girls’ education, as a form of affirmative action to keep girl-children at school to complete primary level education, downscale school drop-outs, absenteeism, and juvenile marriages and certainly to eliminate stigma among school girls.
Chart-01 Beneficiaries clustering by classes.
The chart opposite provides a detailed breakdown of the beneficiaries clustered class by class. It is evident that P-7 class received the highest number of kits 92 which represents 31% followed by P-6 with 67 kits representing 22%. A total of 68 kits were distributed in P-4 with 23% of total kits distributed. While P-5 class benefited from 53 kits which represents 18% and teachers received 20 kits representing 6% of the total kits distributed.
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YWAFT undertakes community mobilization and sensitization on the effects of climate change and mitigation/remedial measures such as retracing of the degraded wetlands, demarcation, planting mark stones and trees along the defined boundaries and planting of papyrus on the wetlands and cultivation of upland rice for households involved in degradation of wetlands for cultivation of paddy rice in Teso Sub-region.