In Uganda, the Service provides information on Farming and Weather, including climate Climate Change Adaptation to help farmers and fishing communities adapt with resilience. The Service provides Family Planning and other free public service information on demand to mobile phone users in five national languages: Ateso, English, Luganda, Lugbara, Luo and Runyakitara (a hybrid of Rukiga, Runyankole, Runyoro, and Rutoro).
The service launched in Uganda as the 1-6-1 Service in August 2016.
What better way to help Ugandan farmers than to teach them to help themselves, and in their mother tongues.
— Tony Kisadha, Uganda Director, Self Help Africa
The Service in Uganda uses the “161” short code rather than “321.” Locally it is known as the “1-6-1 Service, ”
Airtel Uganda is the leading Corporate supporter of Education in Uganda in support of achieving the Second Millennium Development Goal of Universal Primary Education. Airtel Uganda also provides University grants for academic projects.