The OWNU App was developed as part of UNESCOs Our Rights, Our Lives, Our Future (O3 PLUS project. The project seeks to ensure that young people in higher and tertiary education institutions in the East and Southern Africa region realize positive health, education, and gender equality outcomes through sustained reductions in new HIV infections, unintended pregnancy, and gender-based violence.
The app aims to empower Zambian tertiary students with a tool to access information about sexual and reproductive health, professional counselling, peer counselling services, and a helpline when in emergency situations.
- Provide students with correct SRHR information so that they can make informed decisions.
- Improve student well-being by providing information and services related to Sexual and reproductive health, Dating tips, HIV and AIDS, Alcohol and Drug abuse, Mental health, General health, Safety of campus students, career guidance, etc.
- Provide a safe space for students to network and discuss topical issues
- Provide helpline facility and links for quickly accessing emergency services
- To disseminate information in real-time to students through popularized media
- To keep track of student needs, questions and pressing issues
- Confidentiality and Privacy - a safe and secure space
- Improve student well - being by providing information and services related to Sexual and reproductive health, Dating tips, HIV and AIDS, Alcohol and Drug abuse, Mental health, General health, Safety of campus students, career guidance, etc.
- Accessibility - a pleasant user experience for all users, including those with a disability or impairment.
- Inclusivity - a diverse and tolerant space that promotes respect for cultural values and ubuntu
- Empathy - a design that caters to real students' needs, and an app 'owned' by students
- Innovation - a flexible, responsive, and sustainable app ecosystem