Reach a Hand Uganda donates relief items to teenage mothers
Please extend your hand. Uganda, in collaboration with the Agah Khan Foundation, has started a new program to provide relief supplies to needy young moms.
The campaign was formally started on Friday at the headquarters of Reach a Hand Uganda in Kasanga, Heritage Village.
The effort, dubbed “EC-COVID19 response,” would continue for six months, giving psychological assistance as well as other relief supplies like as hygiene kits, mama kits, and food items to young moms (both pregnant and with children) in Kampala and Arua.
Despite removing the national lockdown and reopening the economy in January 2022, the country is still trying to recover from the impacts of the COVID-19 epidemic.
Humphrey Nambimanya, the CEO and creator of Reach a Hand Uganda, disclosed during the occasion that the company has switched its emphasis to intentionally give assistance and health care services in neglected communities beset by poverty and poor health services.
“The COVID-19 pandemic had a wide-ranging impact on the country, which is why we launched the EC COVID-19 Response initiative.” We are more than ready to make a difference in the lives of many people who are still suffering numerous obstacles despite the fact that the lockdown has been removed.” Humphrey Nambimanya went on to say.
“We congratulate our partners, Aghakhan Foundation, his Worship Ali Mulyanyama, Makindye division mayor, and other community leaders for their amazing support for this cause.” He continued.
According to Olgah Namukuza of the Agah Khan Foundation, the lockdown may have been removed, but the ramifications are still lingering and haunting the lives of the vulnerable group of girls who encountered numerous obstacles such as unwanted pregnancies, which led to dropping out of school.
She stated that the Agah Khan Foundation has collaborated with Reach a Hand Uganda to develop a program to address some of the issues caused by the epidemic while also empowering disadvantaged communities to improve their lives.
Atuhaire Harriet, 22, a single mother from Heritage village in Kansanga and one of the initiative’s current beneficiaries, praised the project for giving food aid and boosting her mental health.
Harriet believes that there are many more young moms experiencing similar issues who should not give up hope.
The recipients, like Harriet, were chosen via a survey done in both Kampala and Arua districts, where the initiative would benefit a total of 1,000 young moms from both districts.