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Uganda has the fastest growing population in East Africa, but it counts the countries with the lowest GDP (gross domestic product) and income per-capita this is because of the lack of jobs, poor planning, corruption and poverty as a result. There is still a big number of people who are uneducated with the current U.P.E (universal primary education) but still there is a gap left that the education is still inaccessible since some of them can spend an hour walking to school and the quality of education given is not to the expectations, also some of these families cannot even afford uniforms, shoes basic essentials needed for school since the government takes care of the school dues but if a family cannot afford lunch and supper or one meal a day how can they support a child with school necessities?. So we are here to help find better private schools which have better structures and organized teaching for the betterment of the children and a good performance in the end which is our primary goal
We have identified that there is little or completely no education provided to traumatized children like the child soldiers, AIDS orphans, poor families with bright and motivated children who have been not reached plus young men and women in the communities due to little or lack of information flow which are the main causes of their decision making around the country in both urban and rural communities with different reasons including low income, no jobs, illiteracy, poor schools and facilities as well as low government support…
We shall work in partnership with the government of Uganda, several organizations and groups to achieve our goals and that we keep on supporting and give to vulnerable families and bright motivated students around the country to archive their goals to secure a bright future for Uganda and create a modern world with great leaders and responsible people.
Volunteer nurses, doctors and mentors who are experts in the medical field we use their help like we use the center local council health center’s lab to run tests for our youth.
We also have other helpers like child care and research program, AFREHP, Jesse medical center, Y.E.A.H Uganda, CEDOMP, ICON Uganda, and many others have been supporting us with the I.E.C materials like:- straight talk, young talk, condoms, health magazines, and much more so that we keep strong with their help and partnership.
And with all this support and help we have been able to tailor and suitably provide the information especially health and sexual reproductive needs.
Provide academic and health education to children and youth from their primary foundation.
Provide a comprehensive, academic education to vulnerable children and students. Equip young men and women (youth) with knowledge about behavioral conduct, sexual reproductive health, skills and talent development. Create responsible and educated leaders who will commit to use their knowledge to change their communities.
Education, integrity, leadership, skills, awareness, talent and communication
1) Giving education to the bright and motivated children and students starting with primary education
2) Offering counseling and voluntary HIV/AIDS testing,
3) Health talks especially hygiene with the youths,
4) Screening and testing for STDs,
5) Schools and community outreaches,
6) Bridge information flow from sources to youths.
A YOUTH EMPOWERED AND FOUND PROGRAM
Providing education to child soldier, bright students, HIV/AIDS orphaned, child headed families and children from poor families so they can set a chance to have a bright future. These are children who have missed on two or more chances they are bright but they don’t have good schools to teach them so they can change their lives that’s one and two they have lost hope since they are almost forgotten by parents, friends and probably everyone it’s our time to give back give something so they can feel at home fell like they have an importance to their country and that they should not be responsible for the mistakes in their life at this time but responsible for their life in the future.
We are the young and home grown children who need to make a change and participate in our community life for which we will be causing a change to other young men and women in the country by conveying massages from sources, through outreaches in schools and community as well, social seminars and sensitization sessions.
We create self-awareness, mentorship of young men and women, children and grownups, improving and motivating skills, transformation of leadership since the young still have stronger ideas and abilities to transform Uganda and Africa.
Motivate children and young leaders to strive, to reach and archive their goals through empowerment and creation of opportunities through development of skills by having a healthy and well informed group of youths in our villages, communities, Uganda and Africa as a whole piece.
This is responsible in the running of the project and manages client’s records, follow-ups, strategic planning and report making.
E.C.I.U has mainly four targets designed to address and develop needs of youths and younger people to support them through their lives by encouraging and motivation of their dreams.
Through provided and innovated skills they will always be able to lead and mange their way through out this African life.
The main reason of this initiative is to find bright motivated children (students), orphaned children due to HIV/AIDS, child soldiers, poor families with child heads try and put them in school so they can have a chance to determine the fate of their future.
There are bright students in primary schools but they do not have people to pay their school fees and provide scholastics and some are sponsored by schools but some their parents cannot even mange to feed them due to lack of jobs and low income earning, all they have is to feed at school before they go back home and these are some of the child headed families, poor families. That’s why we are here to provide the education and help the parents find the food for their children so they do not have to give up but stand up and support their children with help of our support through education.
In most rural areas there are bright students but because there are poor schools with low or no facilities like low standard teachers, poor feeding at school, poor sleeping conditions for boarding schools and diseases like malaria and jiggers due to dirtiness of the class rooms and sleeping rooms. We realized they cannot have a proper education and stable mind for education so here we came in to help these bright children and find them better schools in urban areas where they can compete to standards.
Education is so important to children so they can grow up knowing what they have to do, what they can do, and what they are supposed to do in order to have a better life than may be there parents who could not provide for them so they can provide for theirs and also it helps creating more doctors, engineers, architects, scientists and other important parties to a third world country like Uganda.
OTHER MOTIVES OF THE PROGRAM
This is when people can understand and know changes about their life and bodies; generally STD’s and HIV/AIDS take the lead in our efforts and research that’s been running throughout our life and those people’s lives.
Free testing, counseling, straight and young talk about health as a general step.
We believe that “knowledge is power”. The devoted program to consider youths as a first priority and back born of the organization delivery of information to them is founder mental in their life.
These are school children and youth, university students, college and former university students or post graduates who are looking forward to their dreams and some of them are looking for jobs but all in all they have to know their bodies first and realize their life status to be able compete in the survival for the healthiest world.
The basic here is young leader; syic is looking forward to creating a network of leaders that are health. The target here is the secondary school students, university students who can conceptualize and mobilize or encourage their age mates about the life goals. This is to create a pear supportive venture of youth into the environment and communities.
Girls are at a higher priority in order to discourage the inferior complex and believe of being women or girl without considering notorious cultures against women leadership.
Community based young people development and leadership, this is to a group of young people in villages that’s rural and urban villages with young men and women affected with disadvantaged life and poverty stricken with missed opportunities and dropping out of schools at an earlier age.
Uniting young men and women (youth) against gender based violence hence inequalities targeted to both sides but especially focusing to girls because they are more vulnerable in their communities and societies.
Developing, nurturing and realizing of skills. Exploring, managing, improving life expectations, maturity of goals and dreams.
There is education that has done a lot to educate but hey there is a missing link between real life and education since the syllabi sometimes do not encourage out of class work of which there is visible and tangible skills that one can learn for a short term provided there is enough knowledge and mentorship that can develop and mature their goals practically.
Skills integrated with education then we can find a common solution to all our problems in Uganda. These are obtained from youths sharing ideas and all that they know with others teaching and advising others in all sorts of ways through interactions, sessions, and group meetings.
Motivation, respect, values, morals, behavioral change, integrity, understanding of life and purpose.
Life cannot be made of selfishness, greed and personal focus but made of love, sharing, help and support. A leader cannot be useful to his people or community when he can afford to be greedy and selfish in life and this is disease to all the African leaders.
We need to straighten the young leaders by helping them know the right path to use and have a spirit of patriotism knowing that as they are leaders at the high command then they must remember they were once in a miserable life in this case they have no reason to become dictators of their own life but still also leadership is a forever role if only you can let someone else be your leader so you will be an example of a good leader in Africa we look at COFFE ANAN who was once a general secretary of the African union and NELSON MANDELA everyone knows what he gave South Africa. And many others like Dr. NYERERE…
Those men kept their integrity and that’s key to a successful leader and leadership as well.
WITH THE GREAT SUPPORT AND INFLUENCE OF THE ABOVE AIMS, GOALS, OBJECTIVES IN CONSIDERATIONS WE ARE ABLE TO IDENTIFY GREAT LEADERS, PROMOTE AWARENESS AND CREATE OPPORTUNITIES THROUGH THE PROVIDED, INNOVATED SKILLS.
TABLE OF SESSIONS
|TESTING FOR HIV/AIDS||16-30 years||VOULUNTARY TESTING||MEDICAL NURSES AND DOCTORS,VOULNTEER|
|YOUTH HEALTH AND HYGIENE||16-35 years|
|YOUNG TALK||10-15 years/P.6-S.1|
|SKILLS, ABILITY AND OPPORTUNIY EXPLORE AND DEVELOPMENT|
|LIFE CHANGES, CHALLENGES AND ADVICE|
HIV has become a significant indirect cause of maternal and newborn morbidity and mortality in the last fifteen years; threatening to reverse the gains made in maternal and child survival interventions in Uganda. The national serosurvey carried out in 2004/5 reported national adult prevalence of 7.1. Among adolescents and young people, girls are disproportionately more affected than boys/men (4:1) due to gender, cultural and socio-economic factors. The HIV/AIDS Seroprevalence in pregnant young women stabilized at around 6.2% over the last four years, against the 2005 national target of 5%. Although VCT, PMTCT and ART were successfully introduced in the 1980s, 2001 and 2004 respectively, there is still limited utilization of these services. The challenges include; limited coverage of VCT and PMTCT services, insufficient quality of ANC, few trained health workers, limited access to safe blood, inadequate access to IEC messages and condoms in rural areas as well as stigma especially in the rural areas. Overall, reduction of HIV prevalence is important for attainment of the MDGS on maternal and child health.
Gender-based violence is still rampant in Uganda as a cause of HIV transmission or effect of domestic violence. Anecdotal data shows that HIV positive pregnant women are suffering much more than those who are not affected.
It is estimated that about 1.4 Million women will get pregnant and approximately 6.5% of them are infect with HIV, translating to about 91,000 HIV infected pregnant women in Uganda this year. Without any intervention to reduce transmission of HIV, every 3 out of 10 of them (30%) will infect their babies with the HIV virus, translating to about 25,000 infected children through mother to child transmission of HIV (MTCT). MTCT is the second major mode of transmission of HIV in Uganda and single greatest mode of transmission of HIV to over 95% amongst infected children less than 5 years of age.
In Uganda, the contraceptive prevalence is low. It is 23% for all methods and 18% for modern methods. There is a high unmet need for family planning of 41% contributing to a high fertility rate and adolescent pregnancy of 25%. The real issues to revitalize family planning are: improving skills of providers, reducing stock-out of commodities and scaling up adolescent friendly services to target the ever increasing number of young people.
Unsafe abortion is estimated to contribute to about 26% of maternal deaths and a much higher proportion of reproductive ill health. An estimated 297,000 unsafe abortions occur every year with over half o them (55%) occurring among young women aged 15 to 20 years (National abortion survey report -2005). In an environment of restrictive laws on abortion and lack of other supportive services there is a high risk of unsafe abortion with consequences of ill health and death. Approximately 15-23% of female youths (15-24 years of age) who had ever been pregnant have had an abortion and as many as 1,200 unsafe abortions result in death each year. Nearly a quarter (23%) abortions result in serious complications. While Post Abortion Care (PAC) service are supposed to be provided in HC III and HC IV, most of the health facilities require to be fully equipped to provide PAC services. To address this problem, Uganda should strengthen family planning services among young people and provide emergency care especially post abortion care.
The Referral System
An efficient referral system should be step-wise from the community to the health centers and the hospital. The innovate Rural Extended Services for Care and Ultimate Emergency Relief (RESCUER) Program, which provides an effective and efficient referral system, in which women with obstetric complication are quickly transferred from a lower to a higher health facility greatly contributed to reduction of maternal deaths in Iganga and other districts. Similarly, the Making Pregnancy Safer initiative reduced maternal deaths in Soroti District. However, for both innovations, the capacity of districts to sustain such a system remains inadequate.
There is little ambulance in communities to respond to needs of women who need to give birth in hospital. The referral system is challenged with poor transport and communication networks. Most of the roads in the rural areas are poor while the communication system that has been established for referrals does not function efficiently. In cases where radio communication equipment have been installed and ambulances provided such as the Ministry of Health multipurpose ambulances, their operation and maintenance has been a great challenge to the districts. As a result, relatives of the sick women are often asked to fuel the ambulances, yet most of them are too poor to afford the cost.
With our dream and the need to expand and create more chances of having a bright future for Uganda the schools below are on line or being considered as where we can have to sponsor some students but not yet right now may be with the help of a donor we can sponsor at least five or more children (pupils and students) in each school.
Our main idea is to have a place where we can keep these children in their school breaks so they can know each other and share stories and learn from each other during their holidays, that way we can create a strong relationship between them so when they grow up they look out for each other, because their fate is not the same some will be doctors, engineers, accountants, educator, scientist and others they will always need each other’s support but all that will be because of the created family.
A network of youths who are ready to work with us has been established especially in schools we have been to and others are those who were interested in health science since it’s not a common class or subject in most schools here in Uganda.
Outreach to schools, health centers, communities and individuals have been conducted well and given good results,
Some of these schools are primary, and secondary schools and university students have been approached.
The primary schools covered are:-
® St. Ponsiano Primary School
® Munyonyo Primary School
® Bright Angels
® St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Mission School
® Bethel Primary School
® Nakinyuguzi Parents’ School
The secondary schools covered are:-
® Princess Diana Secondary School
® Model High School
® Trinity High
® City Campus
® Nakinyuguzi High
® St Catherine Secondary School
® Maranatha High
® Makindye Secondary School
® Katuuso Community Secondary
® Khadijja High
Communities that have been covered are:-
® Kyamula Zone
® Munyonyo Parish
® Buziga villa/lwaasa stage
® Katwe Parish
As well we have also been able to have meetings with fellow youth to talk about the essential issues and health matters in our program.
We have also been able to be in junction with me council hospital to help those who we have delicate cases and we cannot or we can do less about that particular problem.
1) Mr. KASULE MICHAEL
2) Mr. KAYEMBA SHAFFIC
3) Mr. KATUMBA JAMES
4) Mr. KAZZIBWE MICHAEL
5) Miss. NANYANZI ROSE
6) Miss NABOSSA JULIET
7) Mrs. JOHN JACHEAL
PAC post abortion care
HC IV health center four
HC III health center three
MTCT mother to child transmission
HIV human immune virus
PMTCT parental mother to child transmission
STD’s sexually transmitted diseases
Y.E.A.H young empowered and healthy
GDP gross domestic product
AIDS acquired immune deficiency syndrome
DIRECTOR: – NAME: KASULE MICHEAL
PHONE: +256-775955961 or
SECRETARY NAME JJUKO JOACHIM
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