Tag: Upaccelerate

  • UpAccelerate Challenge

    UpAccelerate Challenge

    Up Accelerate is the Ugandan brand of the UNFPA Innovation Accelerator, an initiative of the UNFPA Regional Office for East and Southern Africa that seeks to accelerate youth-led social enterprises focusing on Sexual and Reproductive Health. From the first cycle Teheca team came out victorious being the among the first four teams to participate in the acceleration program that was facilitated by Outbox incubation hub in Uganda. From the four month program that ran from February to May with an extension of month of June,  The team was able to develop Teheca app a web, mobile and SMS platform that provides an

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  • Outbox Incubation Hub

    Outbox is an incubation hub in Uganda that  helps new and upcoming African entrepreneurs interested in using technology to build high growth companies with workspace, mentorship, and training programs. Through its partnerships, it help them raise money for their ventures and access markets. It also work with students, developers, researchers and organizations to build inclusive communities that entrepreneurs can tap into for talent and collaboration. Outbox was the implementor of the Up Accelerate a UNFPA initiative and conducted the four month acceleration program which Teheca was part of. The team from Outbox together with its partners conducted bootcamp sessions that help the incubated

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  • The Mental Health of Teenage Mothers Matters

    The Mental Health of Teenage Mothers Matters

    Teenage mothers face plenty of challenges, from dealing with the shame and stigma of an unplanned pregnancy to finishing school and finding employment. But many must also deal with the challenges of mental illness. Researchers have found that twice as many teen moms are at risk of developing postpartum depression (PPD) as their older counterparts. And nearly three times as many teens with mental illness get pregnant as adolescents without a disorder. Related: Need For Care Assistant for New Mother “While it is important to recognise the many challenges faced by young mothers and their children, it is essential that the

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