TEEN MOTHERS' SUPPORT PROGRAMME
This is a programme aimed at empowering teen mothers to thrive optimistically, make informed health decisions through psychosocial support, sexual and reproductive health and rights education.
Support Group Meetings
Teenage pregnancy come with associated challenges like rape, stigmatization, and rejection which expose teen mothers to psychological problems. They also find difficulties to balance adolescent stage challenges with parenthood.
Teen mothers attend support group meetings in their locality where they share experience, gain self-esteem, parenting skills, learn sexual and reproductive health and rights.
Senior teen mothers are trained to become informal counsellors to give psychosocial support to teen mothers, educate basic sexual and reproductive health and rights, and build self-esteem and parenting skills to teen mothers.
Senior teen mothers get a special training and continuous mentorships to be ambassadors in remote areas where most of teen mothers live.
It’s a program implemented aside support group meetings to boost earning of teen mothers.
Teen mothers learn entrepreneurship skills like tailoring, making reusable pads, mats, baskets, liquid soap etc. which help them to increase on their earning able to contribute to their families and the entire community.
PREGNANCY PREVENTION PROGRAMME
This programme is aimed at empowering school adolescent girls to make health informed decisions to deal with prevention of teenage pregnancy. Girls in schools have a lot of myths and ignorance about sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) which is highly contributing to the increased teenage pregnancies in Uganda based on our long term engagement and interviews with teen mothers.
Basing on teen mothers’ evidenced causes, Provident Teen Mothers puts Sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) as a central point of our education programs to school adolescent girls. Girls are taught the correct information about their bodies and their rights so that they are able to make health informed decisions and be able to speak out in cases of sexual violence.
We create a safe space that enables them to openly discus and ask sensitive questions, enabling our health educators to provide correct information against myths they held by girls.
FAMILY RECONCILIATION PROGRAMME
This program is aimed at helping teen mothers reconcile with their families. This programme apply to rejected and neglected teen mothers by either their families or men responsible for the pregnancy.
Some families tend to stigmatise, reject and neglect their girls once they get pregnant which limits their future. Men responsible for the pregnancy tend to deny or become irresponsible leaving teen mothers and their children to suffer.