TEENAGE MOTHERS EMPOWERMENT PROGRAMME (TEMEP)
Teenage Mothers Empowerment Programme (TEMEP) seeks to advance a knowledgeable community on the challenges experienced by the Teenage Mothers, their neglected children and the negative effects of early/ teenage pregnancies in Rwenzori region.
The program aims at empowering the teenage mothers spiritual, socially and economically. We are seeking to ensure that the girl child exercises her rights , voices heard and she is also protected from teenage motherhood through continues sexual education and empowerment trainings.
The program seeks to empower 200 teenage mothers from the sub counties of Karangura, Bukuuku, Kicwamba and Harugongo in Kabarole district, Rwenzori region by offering them life skills training and an opportunity to go back to school, thus restoring their future and economically empowering them.
This program seeks to addresses underage pregnancy, nutrition for children, HIV/AIDS, Sexual Reproductive Health Rights, poverty, and illiteracy.
PLANE through this programme seeks to offer teenage mothers’ economic empowerment, self-esteem, education and life skills.
PLANE seeks to empower the young mothers through offering basic skills training, Peer to Peer Education, livelihood improvement, weaving crafts, Hairdressing, farming and Microfinance training through Village Savings. We are hopeful that these community programmes have an immediate and long term impact.
The programme will help economically empower teen mothers and fight poverty in the Rwenzori mountainous areas. This in the long run will improve the teenage mothers’ incomes, their health and provide for their children nutrition and education and benefiting the community atlarge.
Goals of TEMEP
- Assist young mothers in the child welfare system with mental health needs to transition successfully to adulthood.
- Prepare young mothers with the parenting skills to raise healthy children and reduce intergenerational involvement of child welfare
- Facilitate permanency and wellness for young mothers, including transition to sustainable housing, ongoing mental/physical health services, employment, education, relationships, and parenting
- Improve mother and child outcomes.
- Increase the mother’s active involvement in her child’s development;
- Increase positive bonding;
- Decrease parenting stress; and
- Decrease child abuse and neglect factors.
- Improve the mother’s long-term social and emotional well-being.
- Improve mental, physical and emotional health;
- Increase school engagement;
- Increase safe relationships;
- Increase job satisfaction;
- Increase access to resources; and information access
- Create permanency plans which include safe living arrangements.
- Increase stable and healthy support systems
- Build stable and healthy connections with family members, friends, or adults
- Increase access to Family Planning Services and
- Decrease unstable or unhealthy relationships that puts their lives in danger
- Improve independent living skills for self-sufficiency
- Make progress toward educational goals;
- Secure and maintain employment;
- Manage money and meet financial obligations;
- Perform activities of daily living;
- Secure and maintain safe childcare;
- Participate in the community; and
- Implement planned personal development strategies.
- Increase protective factors related to trauma
- Increase resiliency and positive world view;
- Increase positive coping strategies and implementation;
Identify values of self-efficacy, self-confidence, and self-esteem