The Umbrella of Hope Foundation is an emerging global leader in the health of very young adolescents, youths and women. Through our Reproductive Health, health care programs and participatory based research, The Umbrella of Hope is contributing to improved health of Children, and sexual and reproductive health (SRH) for adolescents, youths and women.
Almost invisible from global health programs, we focus on these age groups 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, youths and women with the ability to navigate the challenges and opportunities during their transition through puberty and adulthood.
Menstrual Health:Girls Speak Up Project
The Girls Speak Up project has helped over 200 girls to stay in school by empowering them to talk about menstrual health issues, gaining access to menstrual health education, providing adequate Water facilities, and provided re-useable locally produced sanitary materials.
Youth & Adolescents' Reproductive Health
More than 1,000 young people reached, 5100 Sexual reproductive health services offered to young people, 2753 Condoms including male and female distributed, More than 1000 young people in school communities reached, 491 iEC materials distributed to different youth associations about facilities offering youth friendly services
Community participation Approach
The Umbrella of Hope community participation approach engages the whole community 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.