Saturday, September 23rd, 2017 Our Vision: "an educated, healthy, HIV/AIDS free and God loving society in Uganda".
Priority projects of the month
Our Vision
Parents Concern envisages "an educated, healthy, HIV/AIDS free and God loving society in Uganda"
Our Mission
To provide support, education and skills to address HIV/AIDS and improve the general welfare of the young people, orphans and other valnarable children through a holistic aproach.
Our Values
+ Accountability
+ Credibility
+ Loyalty
+ Transparency
+ Voluntarism

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Parents Concern
Education Support to orphans at Tooro high school.

This project mainly targets parenting teens/teenage mothers who are often left out in most programs because this category is normally discriminated against and treated as traitors in their families. Most of them a single mothers because boys normally refuse responsibility for the pregnancies and the girls end up dropping out of school, keep home with less or no love from their parents, badly treated and others end up committing suicide while others becoming commercial sex workers and drug addicts within the communities/slums.

These parenting teens were identified in Kamwenge and Kabarole districts brought them together to form AT-BAY (Adolescents and Teens brigade for abstaining youths) clubs, the project focuses on providing reproductive health information, nutrition advice/training, life skills and livelihood/vocational skills training within their sub counties. There is a total of 10 AT-BAY clubs in 10 sub counties in Kamwenge and Kabarole (5 sub counties per district) with an overall composition of 300 out of school parenting teens (30 per subcounty,150 per district). These clubs have leaders who are trained as trainers of trainers (TOTs) so that they can reach out to more out of school youth with messages promoting abstinence in schools and communities.

The parenting teens are attached to artisans within their sub counties and provided with tie & dye materials and sewing machines for learning tailoring and tie & dye skills. After the 6 months trainings the parenting teens/teenage mothers are provided with group start-up packs so that they can start their own business as groups in their communities. These clubs also sensitize the communities through sports (inter sub county AT-BAY sports events), enter-educate/drama activities with messages promoting delay of sexual debut/on-set.

Challenges, for the past few months, there hasn’t been funding for this project, though the activities are still on going, there is great need to rejuvenate and add momentum to reach more youth in deep areas who can not be reached by most interventions. The clubs need facilitation in terms of lunch and transport to continue doing/performing their duties/work as expected. Behavior change is a gradual process that takes time to realize, this calls for continued intense engagement with the clubs to keep the morale high to avoid backsliding, this further calls for consistent funding for this special project to keep these teenagers happy and also bring more teenage mothers on board, give them hope and bright futures because they have much more to see and achieve. They need someone to open the door for them.