AMANI INITIATIVE

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Who We Are

Amani Initiative is a Ugandan  Non-Governmental  organization founded in 2011 to prevent and respond to harmful practices against children and women through low-cost high impact community led interventions with a focus on education, child protection, sexual and reproductive health, and social & economic empowerment. 

Learn about our tHEMATIC areas

EDUCATION

Supports vulnerable children to keep in school and learn by providing them with school fees bursaries, scholastic materials, menstrual hygiene and management, and re-entry of child mothers back into school by working together with parents and school administration.
   Education keeps the girl child away from risk of being married off and also increase their chances to a better future.

CHILD PROTECTION & SAFEGUARDING

Facilitates a safe environment for every child without abuse by sensitizing communities and on existing laws on child abuse, engaging change agents to create a community system that is able to prevent, identify and report cases of child abuse and working with children, parents and schools to create safe spaces for children. 

SOCIOECONOMIC EMPOWEREMENT

Trains vulnerable women and youth skills on income generation, financial literacy, and entrepreneurship to become socially and economically empowered members of the community and be in position to avert risks associated to poverty such as child marriage and gender based violence.

SEXUAL & REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH AND RIGHTS

Enables youth have  access  to important age appropriate sexual and reproductive health information and services. 
This  facilitates informed sexual and reproductive health decisions among young people  which reduces risks of teenage pregnancy  and spread of HIV/AIDs.

Our solutions approaches

Gender inclusive solutions

Working with both men and women in preventing teenage pregnancy and child marriage because #Itakes2.

Low cost- high impact solutions

Low cost – high impact  solutions are sustainable and strongly leverage existing resources within community to address community problems. 

Community-led solutions

The community clearly understands the causes for child marriage and teenage pregnancy cases thus need not just to be involved as beneficiaries but also as part of the solution.

Grassroots solutions

Child marriage and teenage pregnancy is a grass root problem that will need solutions embedded within the grass root to be more effective and efficient.

Some milestones we've hit

In the time we've spent with the community, we have been able to achieve these!

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Schools reached
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Teachers Engaged
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Youth Engaged
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Community Members Engaged

Don't Take our word for it

Here is what some of our beneficiaries have to say about our work for the community

I got pregnant in senior two at the age of 17. I dropped out of school. When I gave birth, I wanted to resume school but there was no one to pay my school fees. Amani took me back to school and I will be completing my O’level next year.
Zulaika Angutaru
19 year, Child mother
I dropped out of school in senior two after I got pregnant. My baby died after birth. I wanted to resume school but my guardian was unable to raise my school fees. Amani Initiative helped me pay school fees and provided me with scholastic materials. They have continued to mentor and guide me to continue with my studies.
Stella Aluferu
16 year, Child mother
I was identified by a community champion from Oluffe Sub-County to be part of the leaders representing girls with disability and teenage mothers. I underwent training by Amani Initiative as a leader and peer educator. I use my story to campaign against teenage pregnancy and child marriage within my community as one of the Community Girl Leaders.
Viola Alia
18 year, Child mother

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