Vase of Transformation is committed to reaching young people living in impoverished communities through a diverse range of programs addressing specific needs and SDGs. Our implementation model focuses on educating, Empowering, Engaging, and Leading.


The world is now home to the largest cohort of adolescents in history – 1.2 billion people between the ages of 10 and 19. How they develop and grow has implications that reverberate across generations. Providing young people with the necessary knowledge, support, and resources can have a profound impact on their overall well-being and prospects. Adolescence is a time of transition and risk, and it’s important to address the various aspects of their physical, behavioral, and emotional development. By focusing on sexual and reproductive health, we are addressing a crucial component of their well-being and helping them make informed decisions that can have long-term implications

Blooming into Adulthood

Blooming into adulthood, NPO, Vase of Transformation

Our program seeks to empower both adolescent boys and girls with knowledge and information to transition to adulthood with ease and prevent the poor outcomes associated with emotional, behavioral, and other health concerns through the BIA comic book and School Outreaches. These provide an open door to subjects that are still considered taboo. The book offers sessions on growth and changes that make puberty a transformational period for teenage girls and boys who are rarely given adequate assistance. Using an interactive comic book to deal with puberty makes it possible to reach out to children and teenagers directly.

The BIA comic book is illustrated to help girls and boys understand and learn about changes in their bodies in a fun, easy, and intriguing way as they continue to grow while building their self-confidence. For many girls and boys, puberty can be an uncertain time. The BIA comic book includes everything boys and girls need to know about changes during puberty, how to cope with the changes, growing breasts, wet dreams, acne or pimples, their periods, hair in private areas, feelings, nutrition, managing period cramps, preparing for your first period, period poverty and so much more. This book has practical steps to guide them as they learn about amazing changes happening in their bodies during puberty and beyond. The BIA Comic offers encouraging support while answering questions that girls and boys have about puberty.

Menstruation Health and Hygiene Management

Menstruation Health and Hygiene

Menstruation is not a frequently discussed topic, yet it is a big problem for teenage girls and young women who are faced with the prospect of using old rags, toilet paper, leaves, polythene bags, newspapers, and some digging menstrual holes where they sit during their periods to curb the flow of blood. In addition, girls endure attitudes that stigmatize menstruating women and girls as dirty. They, therefore, feel too ashamed to leave home while they are menstruating. Most end up missing school for an extended time every month due to this.

Research shows that at least 1 in 8 young girls in Africa is absent from school due to period poverty. Absenteeism is detrimental to girls’ education and means they fall behind their male peers. These millions of absences lead to girls getting fewer qualifications, limited job access, and less time building confidence and life skills.

The availability of affordable, reusable sanitary pads to girls in these areas as an alternative to unsanitary options like rags, polythene, newspapers, and others instills healthier menstrual hygiene practices which reduce the rate of infections thus preserving their good health and well-being (SDG 3). Alleviating the burden of period poverty on these girls will enhance their enrolment and decrease school absenteeism among girls, thus allowing them to experience quality education (SDG 4) just like their male peers without any mental barriers. Good education is a foundation for future productivity. Girls having access to education without such barriers encourages them to pursue long-term career goals. 

This goes a long way to improve the life of the individual girl and reduce the existing inequalities in the formal sector.

Vase of Transformation in its quest to free girls and women from the disruptions that menstruation brings provides hands-on training to adolescent girls, especially those in rural areas on how to independently make, clean, eco-friendly reusable sanitary pads for themselves and also teaches them menstruation hygiene practices. This program aims to improve girls’ access to adequate, sustainable, affordable, eco-friendly, and safe menstrual hygiene products. And we also provide health booklets that contain information about safe menstrual hygiene practices and other health issues.


Our program aims to empower young people to become active participants in society and bring about positive change in their communities. We focus on fostering skills, knowledge, and awareness in areas such as leadership development, civic engagement, social justice, human rights, health and well-being, environmental sustainability, and global awareness and cultural exchange.

Through a combination of workshops, training sessions, seminars, guest speakers, interactive activities, and hands-on projects. We create a safe and inclusive environment that encourages open dialogue, critical thinking, and creativity. Additionally, incorporating opportunities for practical application and community engagement to enhance the program’s effectiveness and impact.
By equipping them with the necessary skills, knowledge, awareness, and opportunities, we’re nurturing the next generation of leaders and change-makers who can contribute positively to their communities and beyond.


Skills and Work

When girls, boys, women, and men are empowered with the skills they need for working life, they thrive.

They can support themselves, their families, and their communities. One-third of the world’s 1.8 billion young people are currently neither in employment, education, or training. Of the 1 billion more youth that will enter the job market in the next decade, only 40% are expected to be able to get jobs that currently exist.

This program aims to increase and improve young people’s access to financial literacy, entrepreneurship, and employment skills training.

Girls Economic Empowerment

Girls and young women make up the majority of the world’s 628 million unemployed young people who have neither an education nor vocational training. Barriers caused by gender inequality and discrimination are preventing girls from going to school and getting the skills they need to access decent work and break out of poverty.

Investing in girls’ economic empowerment is essential to achieving gender equality. Enabling girls to learn throughout their lives and develop key skills can transform lives, communities, and entire communities. Each extra year of education boosts a girl’s wages by 8-10%. Young women with secondary education could expect to make almost twice as much as those with no education. n addition, research shows that women’s education is linked to health benefits for their children – they are more able to keep their children healthy, secure, and educated.

Our Program seeks to train thousands of young women from underserved communities in Uganda and connect them with job opportunities so they can become financially independent.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and an opportunity to shine a light on breast cancer, the challenges faced, and the invisible realities of combating the disease. At VOT, during this month, we host speakers on our social media platforms and raise online awareness through posters and flyers. When we raise our voices together, we help spread the word about the importance of breast cancer screening and support by sharing messages on our social media channels. As part of the event, we host a maiden “pink picnic” a fun-packed event that seeks to educate girls and women on self-breast examination.
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International days are occasions to educate the general public on issues of concern, mobilize political will and resources to address global problems, and celebrate and reinforce the achievements of humanity.
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The 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence is an annual international campaign that kicks off on 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and runs until 10 December. At VOT, during this month, we raise awareness to end violence against women and girls, show support and solidarity with women's rights activists, and resist the rollback of women’s rights
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Adolescents worldwide face considerable challenges to their sexual and reproductive health and rights. These include sexual coercion and intimate partner violence; lack of education and information; high rates of early and unwanted pregnancy; lack of access to health services, especially for contraception and safe abortion; gender inequalities and harmful traditional practices, such as female genital mutilation (FGM) and child, early and forced marriage; and risk of STIs (including HIV). Vase of Transformation is committed to increasing access to knowledge and information about reproductive health and rights
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