The youth of Uganda especially the women are faced with a series of challenges that range from limited access to reproductive health services to gender based violence and financial growth; this has resulted into unwanted pregnancies, contraction of HIV, sexual harassment, mass poverty and an unfulfilling life
Thrive Teens Development Center is a non-profit organization that is committed to empowering the girls and young people of Uganda to explore their full potential and opportunities around them. By working closely with local communities, we are making a difference in the lives of the young women through various interventions.
WHAT WE DO
Empowering Girls & Young People
Sexual Reproductive Health & Rights
Uganda has got the biggest youth population (est. 77% ), this section of the young people is also by far the most affected and susceptible to HIV/AIDS. The government of Uganda is on a mission to end HIV/AIDS by the year 2030 through early HIV Testing and post treatment of those found to be positive.
In a bid to assist the government realize this mission, we have intervened by providing a platform for the youth especially the young women to access the right information and skills regarding their sexual and reproductive health.
Fighting Gender Based Violence
At Thrive, we condemn all acts of violence against women in any form ranging from physical to emotional and mental; be it at home or work. According to a 2016 Uganda Demographic and Health Survey, up-to 22% of women aged 15 to 24 years reported to have experienced some form of sexual violence, an estimated 1 million women are exposed to sexual violence every year.
At Thrive, we are committed to sustained reduction in the cases of gender based violence by teaching the young couples importance of dialogue as a means of conflict resolution, offering counseling services to the victims, and assisting the local authorities to apprehend the perpetrators.
Uganda still remains one of the world's poorest countries whose main population consists of mainly young people, the growing population is faced backed by limited economic development has resulted into a series of challenges such as; early child marriages, school-dropouts, prostitution, unwanted pregnancies, slum development in urban areas and increased crime among others.
At Thrive, we are working to change the narrative by engaging the young people especially the women through income generating projects.
We are currently operating in Wakiso District, we do have plans to expand our operation across the country.
Total Youth (15-24 Years)
Female Youth (15-24 Years)