The Students’ Health Advocacy Project as a community outreach programme of HEPS-Uganda basically targets schools in Rubaga Division to make the students aware of their health rights and responsibilities. This has been going on from 2010 up to date. Currently there is new SHAP team carrying on the activities of SHAP.
So far SHAP activities have been conducted in a few schools and for some schools a follow up has been made from the previous outreach made to them, specifically Bright Angels College. The new members of the health club in this school showed great interest in the activities carried out by SHAP and HEPS Uganda.
We shared a moment with them.
Currently students are in their holidays but this has not stopped us from brainstorming on how they are going to make the students aware of their health rights when schools start.
Conclusively, the SHAP team is working on expanding its activities to various schools in Rubaga and this has been effected through delivering letters so that dates can be scheduled for the SHAP to carry on their presentations to the targeted schools. With the assistance of the HEPS staff we highly believe that we shall succeed.