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About us

Who We Are

Amani Initiative is a Ugandan Non-Governmental Organization with registration number 9539. The organization was founded in 2012 by a group of Ugandan youth to address the rampart challenge of teenage pregnancy and child marriage within their communities through adopting low cost-high impact community led solutions.

Why We Exist

Uganda has a very young population, with nearly half (47%) of its people under 15 years old. Every year approximately 14 million girls are married as children across countries, cultures, religions and ethnicity. In Uganda it’s estimated that more than 24% of pregnancies are of teenage parents and child marriage stands at 40%. The choices that these young people and their parents make will affect the country’s future for decades to come. Delaying marriage and pregnancy confer major benefits to girls and may also lead to societal benefits, such as improved health of children and faster economic growth.

Our Approach

Our Work

Amani Initiative works at a national level but activities are mainly focused in the West Nile Region of Uganda within districts of Maracha, Arua, Yumbe, and Zombo.

Our Model

— Our Mission

A community whereby each child has an equal opportunity to quality education and develops to full potential without the impact of teenage pregnancy & child marriage.

— Our Vision

To create sustainable solutions to teenage pregnancy & child marriage through the direct involvement of the community.

— A Quote

The World is a dangerous place not because of the people who are evil; but because of the people who don’t do anything about it.’ – Albert Einstein

Awards & Recognitions

We obtained the following awards in regards to the good work we do in the community

For the health category. Recognition by six child based organizations (ANPPCAN-Uganda, Child Fund Uganda, Compassion International, Save the Children in Uganda, UCRNN, World Vision Uganda and UNICEF for health dedicated to reducing harmful practices against children.

For effective use of social media to campaign against teenage pregnancy and child marriage.
For successfully mobilizing the community to petition the Maracha District Local Government to pass an ordinance to end child marriage through budget allocation and enacting of relevant policies.
For successfully implementing activities of the “Under Girls First Fund” based on the usage of low cost-high impact community led solutions to prevent and respond to child marriage in Maracha district.