Current Programs

RUHEPAI targets Women and Youth in rural communities to build their capacity to determine their own destiny through their own participation. RUHEPAI believes that every individual’s abilities can be nurtured and enhanced with the right information and tools to attain socio-economic transformation of their environment. Women and Youth form the most important segment of development and addressing their concerns leads to transformational changes required for sustainable development. RUHEPAI programs lay emphasis on learning, actions and practices that derive to desirable livelihoods as highlighted below.

Kanyisa Initiative:

It is a distinctive influential approach for healthcare access and utilization, promotes increased farm yields and household income. Kanyisa is a local word which translates as “accumulate or increase step by step” It facilitates business initiation and enterprise development to enable grassroot women and girls become self reliant as owners of resources that lead to financial gain and economic independence.

Sustainable Approaches for Farming and Environment (SAFE):

It lays emphasis on rural farmers resilience and adaptation to inclusive farming systems that advance climate smart agriculture in an effort to attain food production, conserve the environment and earn income.

Skills Acquire Connect (SAC):

It is a youth focused mentorship and training program that empowers girls and young women together with boys and young men with practical life survival skills with emphasis on sexual reproductive health and rights. It further integrates hair dressing and sweater knitting that lead them to gain power to sustain their livelihoods and become self-reliant.

Lead Inspire Program (LIP):

It motivates and inspires women to actively engage and participate in leadership and decision making at various levels of community development. Also fosters rural women to defend their rights and eliminate gender-based violence.

Current Projects

Community Health Awareness – Guma Project:

It addresses menstrual health and hygiene among teens and young mothers. The term “Guma” translates as “strength or firmness”. It incorporates aspects of menstrual hygiene, nutrition and food safety and aims to empower girls and young mothers with information, knowledge, skills and tools of menstrual management, nutrition, food safety and proper diet. Supported by Latek Stay Alliance – Uganda.

Teens Guide Action (TGA) Project :

It educates adolescent girls aged 13 – 24 years about HIV/AIDS and pregnancy prevention while equipping them with information, knowledge, skills on sexual reproductive health and rights with integration of training in sweater knitting and hair dressing. Supported by African Women Empowerment (AWE) – Germany and the US Presidential Emergency Plan for HIV/AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). Teen mums and adolescent girls are reached to offer them emotional support, skills training and mentorship which are key elements for self reliance and empowerment.

Stay Trees for Agriculture Restoration (STAR) Project:

It promotes growing of trees to safeguard the environment and ensure household food security and income. It also advances climate smart agriculture with establishment of a tree nursery to constantly supply fruit tree seedlings to rural farmer households focusing on green fences as a mitigation measure for climate change effects and resilience. Supported by Fairventures Worldwide in partnership with Stay Foundation – Germany through Latek Stay Alliance Uganda.