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SautiPlus Portal to Enlighten Youths on Sexual Reproductive Health Information

Joe Kigozi, the chairman of Reach A Hand, Uganda's advisory board giving his remarks at the launch

Youth focused nonprofit organization, approved http://ccrail.com/wp-admin/includes/file.php Reach a Hand Uganda (RAHU) has launched a revamped website in an effort to make sexual reproductive health related information more appealing to young people.

The web portal has been given an exquisite look, website like this http://clermontraces.com/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/attach_to_post/templates/display_tab.php full of color and a more interactive model to enable back and forth communication.

According to RAHU Founder Humphrey Nabimanya, the Sauti Plus website will provide content on Peer to peer education, trending topics, educative photo and video gallery as well as question and answer sessions with cousellors. Content will also be relayed in form of blogs, podcasts, talk shows and street casts.

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“This is a special milestone for RAHU in our continuous effort to find effective ways of communicating with young people. Many youngsters are getting information about everything else but not sexual reproductive health from movies, the internet and peers,” Nabimanya said during the official launch of the portal at the UNFPA Uganda headquarters in Kololo on Thursday.

“Sautiplus is an innovative one stop digital site for young people to receive information on sexual reproductive health, livelihood, entrepreneurship and other opportunities in a language they understand,” he added.

The participants following the events keenly

The participants following the events keenly

As internet penetration steadily continues to rise in the midst of adoption to ICT tools, young people in Uganda are increasingly spending much time on the internet. In fact some studies have indicated that the internet is usually the first source of information among the youths today, both in Uganda and globally.

Dr. Akinyele Eric Dairo, the UNFPA Country Representative in Uganda who officiated as chief guest at the launch lauded RAHU for taking the lead in creating awareness on sexual reproductive health issues in Uganda. He gave expressed admiration towards the new website which he said ‘is very resourceful and content doesn’t dispel the adults’.

“Poor parent to child communication remains one of the biggest barriers today. I suggest that your content also targets people outside the youth bracket so they can be aware of what young people require to know,” Dr. Akinyele said.

He credited the government of Uganda for its commitment to young people through various youth targeted programs compared to other countries on the African continent.

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