With Voice, USSD, and SMS provided across six languages, the 3-2-1 Service provides an alternative source of information for people in Uganda without smartphones or with limited literacy.
The current content includes information on Agriculture, Climate Action, Environment & Global Climate Change, Financial Services, Good Health and Well-being, No Poverty, and Zero Hunger.
Our partners support these goals with topics, messages, designed and tested to engage with Uganda’s diverse population. (See below.)
All content is available in: English, Luganda, Lugbara, Runyakitara, Ateso, and Luo
The Service in Uganda uses the “161” short code rather than “321”. Locally it is known as the “1-6-1 Service”.
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 1-6-1 Service launched in Uganda in August 2016.