A Reach for Adolescents
Through our Adolescents programs and research, The Umbrella of Hope is contributing to improved sexual and reproductive health (SRH) for adolescents:
- The Umbrella of Hope has provided ASRH leadership and capacity building in rural based schools and communities in Jinja and Iganga District.
- The Umbrella of Hope continues to increase attention to the pressing needs of Very Young Adolescents (10 to 14 years old) and design innovative programs to support their transitions through puberty. Our Adolescent Sexual And Reproductive Health Focus Areas include the following;
- Addressing the Sexual and Reproductive Health Needs of Very Young Adolescents
- Increasing Access and Quality of Sexual and Reproductive Health Services through Youth Participation
Addressing the Sexual and Reproductive Health Needs of Very Young Adolescents
The Umbrella of Hope Foundation is an emerging global leader in the health of very young adolescents. Almost invisible from global health programs, we focus on this age group through the following strategies: ensuring access to comprehensive sexuality education, strengthening menstrual hygiene management, delaying early marriage, improving access to health services, strengthening protective factors, such as communication with parents, and supporting the formation of positive gender norms. This compilation of program strategies fills a critical information and service gap and equips younger adolescents with the ability to navigate the challenges and opportunities during their transition through puberty.
Increasing Access and Quality of Sexual and Reproductive Health Services through Youth Participation
The Umbrella of Hope youth participation approach engages youth and health service providers in jointly defining barriers to quality adolescent health services, and empowers youth and providers to work together to implement innovative and feasible solutions.