Katereza Community Alliance is a Reach A Hand, Uganda youth driven non profit community based initiative based in a western Uganda remote village of Katereza, Mbarara. The initiative seeks to empower community members through livelihood programs, micro grants, education and health care.
What Your Gift Will Do
- Your gift will support the people from Katereza get a health facility for the first time.
- Enable the children in Katereza to get an education.
- Organise and promote the welfare and economic interests of the people of Katereza focusing on women and young mothers.
- Help to reduce poverty and improve human dignity and co-operation.
Katereza is a village located in Kitunguru parish, Rugando Sub County in Mbarara District in the south western region of Uganda housing more than 1,500 households with over 60% of the total population being young people of school going age.
The village has very poor and inadequate infrastructure with no health facility in place, limited access to clean water, Electricity, poor sanitation and hygiene standards. The high illiteracy and poverty rates have led to population explosion, alarming teenage pregnancy cases coupled with an increase in child marriages and the devastating HIV/AIDS epidemic.
RAHU seeks to reverse this trend by coming up with holistic multidimensional programs in education, economic development, and public health in order to define appropriate sustainable development solutions and empower people to help them out of poverty.
Humphrey is a seasoned youth Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) advocate, leader, change agent and a presenter of a youth empowerment show on NBS Television, one of the leading local television stations in Uganda.
By founding Reach A Hand, Uganda (RAHU), Humphrey has created a movement of young advocates through a youth led and youth serving platform of 14 core team members and 160 volunteers (growing per year) under the Peer Educators Academy who by the end of 2015, had helped to directly reach over 600,256 males and 346,125 females within schools, carried out over 5000 Focused Group Discussions in over 70 schools, reached over 800,881 youth out of school through dialogues and outreaches, and over 400,000 young people on social and online media on SRHR, youth empowerment and related issues.
Humphrey’s mission through initiatives like katereza Community Alliance, is to support his peers take control of their lives and present themselves in ways that inspires, impresses and spurs confidence in themselves and their peers under a platform where they have full opportunities to take part in the process of breaking barriers hindering them from making informed choices in life regarding their SRHR.
Brian Kozot is the founder of GSD Africa, a non profit organization based in Colorado Springs. Brian became involved with RAHU while doing a community assment in Katereza in November 2016.