This project aims to support our implementing partners deliver “train the trainer” workshops in Uganda by providing 20 training kits on reproductive health. The training is delivered to male and female trainers across Uganda and Ethiopia who will then take information on reproductive health back to their communities and pass on their knowledge. The training kits utilise visual aids and drama techniques in order to be able to reach the illiterate and to ensure the message remains with participants. Trainers are required to contribute to the cost of the kits, ensuring they have a strong degree of ownership.
WHAT WE LIKE ABOUT IT:
This training is culturally relevant and is provided to men and women with the aim of changing mindsets about family size and provide information on the problems of teenage pregnancy. By working with leaders in the community the training also aims to change mindsets of people of influence. This is our second project with this partner – this particular project will act as seed funding and enable self sufficiency in the future.
The budget is for 20 kits which will then be sold to trainers, creating funding to purchase more kits and become sustainable. All other funding to conduct the training is provided through alternative sources, including user pays arrangements, ensuring the training is valued.
Correct understanding on reproductive health has the potential to reduce poverty and maternal and neo-natal deaths in Uganda. By providing information there is an opportunity to reduce teenage pregnancies and allow girls to finish schooling, further breaking the poverty cycle. By training Ugandans to train others, a large number of people can be provided with life-changing information in a cost-efficient manner.
Spreading this training throughout Uganda and Ethiopia will, over time, result in: