U-report is a free mobile SMS system open to all young people and citizens of Uganda. This platform gives every Ugandan an opportunity to speck and raise their voices on issues that are affecting their lives and respective communities. Through the help the U-report system youths and all other Ugandans who are signed up can now share information with other U-reporters and this has helped improve service delivery, enhance community led development, accountability and transparency.
Today, Uganda Scouts Association in partnership with UNICEF are giving young people opportunities to participate in improving the quality of life in their community and acquire the necessary skills, knowledge and attitudes to become real agents of development through the uReport Social Monitoring system. Scouts use to report on what is happening in their community by establishing a vibrant two-way flow of communication. Beyond finding out what is happening in communities, uReport is used to deliver vital information to the reporters to mobilize the community to take action on several issues such as hand washing with water and soap, use of treated insecticide mosquito nets
uReport aims to stir community based action through Social Monitoring and has given Scouts an opportunity to contribute daily towards creating a better world, to find ways to be constructive, and not to leave society to the care of others, when they themselves can be helpful. Every Scout commits to using their competencies to help others, to share their knowledge, and to improve community life. Through uReport, Scouts have the ability to speak out on issues in their communities that they care about.