up rooting poverty and planting the seeds of change among the youth in Teso Sub-region
YWAFT Strategic Road Map
Photo © YWFT Combating climate change through the promotion and encouraging farmers and institutions to plant trees.
YWAFT is also involved in the mitigation of climate change and environment degradation through raising and distributing tree-seedlings to schools and interested farmers, construction of Bio-gas plants for cooking to promote environmental conservation.
Menstrual Hygiene and Sanitation Management (MHSM)
A community where every girl-child has access to sanitary kits, stay at school to complete quality education equitably to end girl-child school drop-out, combat forced teenage-marriage, hunger, poverty, live healthy and conserve environment to stimulate development.
Photo © YWFT -School girls with their senior women teachers from Agirigiroi Primary school supported by YWFT with Reusable Sanitary materials
Girl children rights and protection
We promote girl children rights and protection from forced teenage marriage, exploitation, unplanned pregnancies but stay at school and complete education.
Engage with communities to promote behavior change, increase demand for quality services and support social norms that contribute to the realization of child rights and women directly and through systems development and strengthening.
Bio-gas plants for cooking to promote environmental conservation. use of renewal energy such as (solar panels and Bio-gas) to reduce the rate of deforestation.
- YWAFT will Promote use of renewal energy such as (improve charcoal stoves, solar panels and Bio-gas plants) including community mobilization and sensitization on the effects of climate change and mitigation/remedial measures.
Safe and clean protected environment
Photo © YWFT -access to clean and safe water is still a challenge in some rural areas to be addressed by YWAFT's strategic plan
We intend to establish safeguards that ensure that everybody in Teso sub-region lives in a safe and clean protected environment free from pollutants and hazard.
Everybody has a right to live in an environment that is conducive to his or her growth and safety, including protection from pollutants and other hazards such as (floods, extremely high drought severity/desert conditions, food insecurity and inadequate water and sanitation systems).
YWAFT Supports human capacity development and systems strengthening at village, sub-county and district levels, especially in training, to enable more rapid scale-up and delivery of protective services, employment creation, vocational skills development to improve readiness to boost income generation activities to vulnerable girl children, child mothers, school drop-outs and families.
YWAFT will strengthen the mainstreaming of gender equality in line with UNICEF Gender Action Plan, 2018–2021. The strategy will focus in supporting menstrual health and hygiene for girls at school as well as school drop-outs. We believe this will keep school girls at school to complete education and will eventually be the push factor to ending forced teenage marriage and protecting girls from multiple risks that limit life opportunities.
YWAFT promotes youth’s and girl’s sexual and reproductive health through education, advocacy and capacity building especially on matters related to menstrual hygiene, teenage pregnancy, Sexually Transmitted Infections and HIV/AIDS.
Establish a revolving fund for Women and youth to Economically empower, social capital access or guarantees in areas that have development capacities