TeamUp is a multi-sectoral and cross-sectoral program that works in the fields of Agriculture, Water and Health. The program brings together three local implementing partner organisations namely; Action 4 Health Uganda (A4HU), Hanns R. Neumann Stiftung (HRNS) and Whave Solutions. These partners pool their expertise in their respective fields to holistically target 50.000 young people between the ages of 15 - 30 in a pilot being implemented in Mityana District in five sub-counties of Bulera, Bbanda, Malangala, Maanyi, and Kalangaalo.

TeamUp seeks to provide ‘improved livelihood prospects for young people in rural East Africa’ by improving their access to safe fully functional water services, sanitation, safe hygiene practices, gender friendly sexual and reproductive health, enhanced entrepreneurial and technical skills, financial services, resources and markets. The services offered are diverse and interwoven ensuring that the young recipients benefit optimally, becomes self-determined and in the long run can, take conscious decisions about leading a healthy and self-determined life, improve their economic situation and make their voices heard.

TeamUp is co-funded by the German Federal Ministry For Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), Deutshe Stiftung Weltbevoelkerung (DSW), Hanns R. Neumann Stiftung and Siemens Stiftung.

Thematic areas:

  • Improving health with a particular focus on SRHR on specific problems related to water, sanitation and hygiene that impede youth development.
  • Improving the economic situation of youth and their families through agribusiness and entrepreneurship support.
  • Enabling youth to make their voices heard in decision making processes.

Program Outcomes:

  • Ensuring that students in 9 targeted schools have ac-cess to improved sanitation facilities and students in 61 targeted schools have basic knowledge on hygiene and health.
  • Targeted youth have improved their economic situation.
  • Targeted youth, with emphasis on female youth, make their voices heard and influence decisions that affect their lives.

Program Activities:

  • Providing young people in target schools with improved sanitation facilities and basic hygiene knowledge.
  • Training peer facilitators on SRHR and life skills.
  • Providing community peer learning sessions facilitated by peer facilitators.
  • Facilitating cascading activities for peer educators to provide SRHR information to peers.
  • Creation of Youth Farmer Field Schools (YFFS) to facilitate in the move to improve agribusiness in the target areas.
  • To identify and train water sanitation and hygiene (WASH) entrepreneurs.
  • To provide water maintenance and management training in order to ensure sustainable water infrastructure in the target area.
  • To start the process of engaging youth in undertaking climate change resilient and good agricultural practices.
  • To ensure synergetic activities in order to create a well rounded youth who is “leading a healthy and self determined life”.