Straight Talk Foundation is an indigenous communication for development not for profit organization with invaluable experience in the design and management of health and development communications programs. It started as a Unicef-funded newspaper, Straight Talk, in 1993 and acquired NGO status in 1997.
The primary target audience of Straight Talk Foundation is young people 10- 24 years; while teachers and parents are targeted as a secondary audience.
Originally; STF focused entirely on adolescent sexuality and reproductive health (ASRH) and preventing HIV. However, STF has grown into an organization that works powerfully and purposefully with adults as well as young people and has a focus much broader than HIV. This broader focus includes “livelihoods” and the environment. This broader focus has arisen partly because the HIV epidemic cannot be addressed by only focusing on HIV alone: HIV is inter-twined with the multiples crises facing Uganda – in livelihoods, education and the environment.
STF works under four Program Areas:
- Mass Media
- Livelihoods and Enviroment
- Research and Evalutation
- Training and Development
For more information visit www.straighttalkfoundation.org