• Addressing diverse health and development through Mass Media
    Addressing diverse health and development through Mass Media

    The mass media component addresses diverse health and development themes packaged to address the diverse needs of STF audiences. Mass media products include Radio, Young Talk newspaper, Straight Talk newspaper, Braille publications for Young Talk and Straight Talk and Ugandan Language Straight Talk.

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  • Livelihoods and Environment
    Livelihoods and Environment

    The livelihood and environment component provides a link to population, health environment within which STF works. It aims at improving rural livelihoods, environment assets and build resilience towards the impact of climate change. Interventions are delivered through the Tree Talk Newspaper, trainings, radio programs and seedling distribution.

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  • Community outreach, sexual and reproductive health
    Community outreach, sexual and reproductive health

    We use our unique and long-standing experience in community outreach, sexual and reproductive health, local capacity development, and gender activities to contribute to HIV programming for diverse target audiences.

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  • Helping the girl child achieve much more independently
    Helping the girl child achieve much more independently

    Improving the sexual and reproductive health and wellbeing of young people through advocacy, evidence driven communication initiatives and the provision of youth friendly services.

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The primary target audience of Straight Talk Foundation is young people 10- 24 years; while teachers and parents are targeted as a secondary audience.

Straight Talk Foundation (STF) 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.

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News Highlights

Uganda’s adolescents petition The Speaker of Parliament on underage alcohol cons…

On 23rd June, 2017 Straight Talk Foundation (STF) will convened 50 students and pupils to present ... Read more

New Board Chair appointed

Having served on the STF board since 2003, Mr Aggrey David Kibenge ended his term as Chair of the St... Read more

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Upcoming Activities

Uganda Independence Day
09 Oct 2017
Kololo Airstrip, Kampala
World AIDS Day
01 Dec 2017


I give credit to Straight Talk Foundation for modeling me. While at Straight Talk I learnt to be a critical thinker, a good listener and an excellent communicator. My Leadership skills were even recognized by Archbishop Desmond Tutu when I won the Prestigious Africa Leaders Award in 2011.
By Victor Ochen - Director of African Youth Initiative Network.