A4HU, in collaboration with DSW, secured four-year funding from the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) for an incredible initiative called the Empower Youth Project (EYP). The EYP project is implemented across six districts in Uganda: Mukono, Kampala, Wakiso, Kamuli, Tororo, and Busia.
The project's overarching goal is to empower young people in Uganda by strengthening local capacities and promoting their active participation, all to improve their Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRH). Using a youth model,the project encourages young people to take part in the design, implementation, and reporting of project activity. The primary strategy of this model is to organize youth into structured entities that integrate their activities into government-led institutions for long-term sustainability. This comprehensive approach aims to empower young people and improve their access to quality sexual and reproductive health and family planning information and services. By promoting youth engagement and civic participation, this model contributes to poverty reduction and reduces social and economic disparities among young people.
A4HU's youth empowerment model consists of five core components:
Building the capacity of young people in sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR).
Developing the capacity of young people in gender equality.
Enhancing the leadership skills of young people.
Promoting economic empowerment among youth.
Connecting young people to SRHR services.
To implement its youth empowerment model, A4HU works through various youth structures, including Youth Clubs, Youth Empowerment Centers (YECs), and the National Youth Network.