About Us

About us

We're for social causes

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. The primary target audience of Straight Talk Foundation is young people 10- 24 years. Teachers and parents are targeted as secondary audiences. 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 multiple crises facing Uganda – in livelihoods, education and the environment.STF has a specialized niche with young people and a comparative advantage in communication for social and behaviour change. Its radio and print materials are trusted household names and it is a world best practice: proven, documented and replicable.

Fulfill our dream

Let's make a change

We exist for non-profits, social enterprises, community groups, activists,lorem politicians and individual citizens that are making.


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



Straight Talk Foundation envisions a world in which young people have access to sexual and reproductive health services and rights and live healthy and productive lives.



Our goal is to develop innovative communication approaches that shall address the reproductive health and development needs of the young people in Uganda.


Our Values Make Us Who We Are

  • 01Teamwork:

    We value the synergy brought by team work. We seek to broaden our collaborations across sectors as a means of increasing efficacy of our work and services.

  • 02Excellence:

    STF Values high quality standards in the work that it does. We ensure that our work embeds creativity and innovation.

  • 03Commitment:

    We seek to understand young people's challenges and commit to the development of sustainable solutions to ensure that they enjoy the fullness of life.

  • 04Integrity:

    STF work is aligned with its beliefs in accountability, transparency and honesty.

  • 05Resilience:

    STF is adaptable to the changing environment of young people in Uganda.

Board Members

Meet our Board Members

We exist for non-profits, social enterprises, community groups, activists,lorem politicians and individual citizens that are making.


Mr Ssemakula Henry

Board Chair, Senior Education Officer, Guidance and Counseling, Ministry of Education and Sports

Mr. Francis Mondo Kyateka

Assistant Commissioner for Youth, MoGLSD

Mr. Joseph Walugembe

Executive Director, Action on Disability and Development International

Meta Aloro Emmanuel

Company Secretary