Karooro Okurut Foundation is a Nonprofit Development Organization working on integrated development approaches to bring sustainable development by supporting and empowering youth, women and girls in Uganda. Our activities are mainly linked with helping youth, women and vulnerable groups by providing them with opportunities for acquiring relevant job market skills and health support initiatives intended to help them become more self sustainable and productive citizens. Young people have a great deal to offer our societies, and providing them with productive skills will be one of the most important contributions that the current generation can make for the future.
What our young people do today will create foundations for what our economies will do tomorrow. Over the last two years we have been looking specifically at the issue of Menstrual Hygiene Management because a Healthy girl child is crucial for a healthy society; we advocate for good menstrual hygiene practices to vulnerable girls and women across the country and our commitment to maintaining the physical and mental wellbeing of women has prompted our organization to start plans of developing a manufacturing plant to provide affordable low cost sanitary pads to women and girls in Uganda.
Despite the limited resources available at our disposal, the foundation has already skilled more than 2,000 youth and women with various vocational skills in bushenyi district alone and hopes to skill more than 8,000 youth annually across the country after developing more permanent structures and acquiring more resources from our development partners and well wishers. we employ over 20 young professionals to do daily project work but our human resource requirements during peak periods such as our menstrual hygiene management drives/campaigns and skilling initiatives extends to more than 200 employees and volunteers who come and support, train and distribute sanitary pads to women across different parts of the country.
Our Vision is to provide every woman, youth and vulnerable person or groups of people in Uganda with ready feasible access to skills and opportunities necessary to make them self-sustaining and help the country meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) on Health, Education, and Poverty eradication by 2040. The foundation targets youth and women through its programs because it recognizes that high youth unemployment and underemployment represent both widespread personal misfortune for individuals and a lost opportunity for national and global economic development. Providing reusable sanitary pads to vulnerable women and low-cost disposable sanitary to low income earners. We recognize that lack of accessible and affordable sanitary-ware has had far reaching implications on the Social, Psychological and Physical health of teenage girls and young women.
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