Sexual Health Outreach to 1000 youth in Uganda

 
$7,562
$7,438
Raised
Remaining
Jan 22, 2014

Project Dissolution

STF-NYC/GLOBEMED PROJECT REPORT

NOVEMBER 2013-JANUARY 2014                 

19/01/2014

Since 2009, GlobeMed at UCLA has had the unique opportunity to partner with one of Straight Talk Foundations' four youth centers, the Nwoya Youth Center. With the vision to drive health development through community empowerment, the Nwoya Youth Center and GlobeMed came together to support a powerful movement for global health equity. Since then, the Anaka community has inspired and humbled many university students. The primary goal of the partnership was to expand upon the outreach services of the Nwoya Youth Center in order to empower and educate local youth to make healthy decisions for their futures. Over the years, the cohesive partnership has expanded numerous sexual health programs, creating a tangible impact in the Anaka community through our projects.  

By mutual agreement, the projects funded through this partnership have no future plans of expansion, due to capacity limits and growth constraints. 

Key project Activities

  • Sexual reproductive health outreaches to schools.
  • Sanitary pads support to young girls.
  • Training of senior women teachers.
  • Goats Monitoring.  
  • Supporting the youth center with project achievements.

The Sexual Health Outreach project successfully completed said activities throughout its duration and exceeded all goals in the execution and delivery process, as seen in the purchase of equipment and necessities that will help sustain the continuation of Nwoya's other projects and mission. 

We are proud of the dedication and passion that the Nwoya Youth Center staff and volunteers have continuously demonstrated. The Center has become an invaluable resource for the surrounding communities, and it's growth allows us to believe that it will continue to provide high quality outreach and education as the Anaka community evolves. 

Oct 29, 2013

STF-NYC/GLOBEMED PROJECT REPORT AUG - OCT 2013

  

STF-NYC/GLOBEMED PROJECT REPORT

AUGUST-OCTOBER 2013                 

28/10/2013

INTRODUCTION

 Straight Talk Foundation-Nwoya Youth Center is in partnership with Globe Med at UCLA to implement sexual Health outreach project targeting youths in Anaka and purongo, Nwoya District in Northern Uganda. This year we are targeting to reach out to 5000 young youth in Anaka, Nwoya District.

Project goal: To make an impact on the lives of 5000 young youths in Nwoya District by allowing general youth as well as the special groups access to sexual health education services and supplies.

Specific Objectives:

v  To increase adoption of safer sex practices among adolescents through abstinence, corrective condom use, reduced partners and faithfulness.

v  To increase young people utilization of HIV prevention and other ASRH services at Straight Talk Foundation - Nwoya Youth Center in one year.

v  To increase female student enrollment, retention, and completion of at least Primary 7.

v  To empower the young mothers have a sustainable livelihood that would help them meet their basic needs.

v To increase access to ASRH information and services among the youths  in Nwoya district

Key project Activities

  • Sexual reproductive health outreaches to schools.
  • Sanitary pads support to young girls.
  • Training of senior women teachers.
  • Goats Monitoring.  
  • Supporting the youth centre with

 

 

 

 

Project achievements

SUMMARY OF ACHIEVEMENTS 

S/N

ACTIVITIES

PLANNED TARGET

ACTUAL ACHIEVEMENT

COMMENT

1

Sexual reproductive health outreaches to schools.

2,020(male 1000 and female 1,020)

1,759 (979male, female 780)

 

2

Sanitary pads support to young girls.

200 young girls

200 girls supported

200 girls given 2 sets of comprehensive Reusable pads containing 10 pieces of pads. These was given along with 1 packet of omo detergent,1bar of washing soap to the girls and 3 basins and 3 Jeri cans for each of the 7 school to keep hygiene of the girls.

3

Training of senior women teachers.

20 teachers

19 senior women teachers attended

These senior women teachers were trained on the use of reusable pads, hygiene, STI’s, and SRH.

4

Capacity Building

Install solar panels, increase productivity through purchasing of computer and camera, increase safety with purchase of appropriate riding gear

Achieved.

--

 

 

  • Sexual reproductive health outreaches to schools: Nwoya youth center conducted a total of 09school outreach sensitization and 05 community outreach sensitization on sexual reproductive health in Anaka and Purongo Sub-counties- Nwoya District. 

These outreaches helps the youth to discuss and get information about sexual reproductive health, life skills and sexuality issues that affects their life so that they are able to make informed decision  regarding their health by adopting to safer sex practices and utilization of reproductive health services for a healthy generation of youths. At least 50% of the youths know most of the basics concerning sexual reproductive health.

This can be seen by the increase in the utilization of condoms (i.e. 1,200 pieces of condoms distributed), IEC materials distributed was 5,500 copies), Number of youth attended HIV counseling and testing this quarter was 3,120, increase in the number of youth accessing safe male circumcision and youths accessing STI’s treatment at the various health centers in Nwoya.

 The center reached a total of 1759 adolescents with sexual reproductive health messages (979male 780 females).

Quotes: “Sex education in primary schools is lacking and STF-NYC has come timely at the time when this generation needs a lot of Adolescent sexual reproductive health information and services due to many complicated sexually transmitted infections. With the health messages being given I am managing my body changes wisely and realized that body changes are normal and healthy” one of the pupil at Anaka Public P/s stressed. 

 

        (Pupils of Gok primary and Anaka P7 schools attending SRH dialogue).                                

  • Sanitary pads support to young girls: this time the project looked at the sustainability of the intervention and decided to support the girls with reusable sanitary pads which can be used for 1 year. The sanitary pads support is intended to promote girl child education through retention and regular school attendance by young girls. The beneficiaries of these pads now have no reason to abscond or drop out of school since they have regular supply of these pads throughout the year; this has increase the girl’s concentration on studies. The schools and parents of these girls are very thankful to Globemed and Nwoya youth center for this initiative and they are ready to support this initiative as they have seen great improvement in terms of performance and concentration among the girls.

A total of 200 young girls from seven different schools are benefiting from the supply of these reusable sanitary pads while the rest of the school community are benefiting from the sexual reproductive health sensitization and are informed on making good use of the local materials to make local pads and be informed on issues concerning their body changes and health.

The beneficiary schools for the pads include; Kulamuka Primary school, Anaka Primary school, Alokolum Gok primary school, Patira primary school, Purongo primary school, Oruka primary school and Gotapwoyo primary school.

 

 

(Pupils of Oruka and Anaka school receiving package of reusable pads after training)

 

Quote: I feel at ease using reusable pads because it’s simple to use and i need not to buy pads every month since I have one that i can use for two years without spending money to buy another one. I can come to school with confidence and attend lessons without any interference unlike those days when I would be unsure where to get pads which can help me during my menstruation.” One Acan Milly of P6 and 15 years a pupil of Anaka primary school lamented.

 

  • Training of senior women teachers on Reusable pads and sexual reproductive health. This training was intended to introduce reusable pads to the senior women teachers and the pupils especially on the use, hygiene and SRH issues relating to girls. 19 senior women teachers trained out of 20 and 200 girls where later on trained by the senior women teachers together with the Nwoya youth centre staffs. 

    

( Participants attending training on reusable sanitary pads and sexual reproductive health)

  • Villages Loans and Savings Program. A group of young mothers from the area came together to create a Village Loans and Savings Program. Each member contributes to the fund, and the women are able to withdraw money to start a business or in an emergency, and will pay it back with interest.
  •  

Quote:I am strong and self reliant mother since it’s easier for me to get loan and do business. I joined village savings and loan scheme because of the goats given where I save on average 5000 UGX every week to supplement my livelihood. Thanks to Nwoya youth centre for bringing me back to life and………………..”  One Evelyn young mother quoted.

 

 

  • Youth friendly activities: The youth centre conduct games and sports, counseling, IEC material distribution and health talk to the youths coming to seek for services, with the improvement on the youth center games and sports facilities, most youth have liked the place since it provide education and information on many health related problem, counseling and life skills.

Onen richard 17 years ,P7 says, “I like coming to the youth centre since it has all what I need to grow healthy. I can play , receive counseling and can read magazine on SRH. So I advice my friends to always make use of the youth centre.”

 

(In- school youth playing indoor games at the youth center)

  • The picture below shows Nwoya youth staffs possed in their riding gears bought with support from  Globemed. A volunteer of the Center will also be attending mechanic school so that he can repair the bikes when needed. Beatrice one of the NYC staffs says “ I can now ride without any fear whether on rain because I am well protected. Thanks for Globemed.”

 

  • Solar Panels. Solar panels were installed at the center to replace a traditional generator for power. This is much more affordable and will help the center have electricity more easily.
  • Equipment.  A laptop and camera were purchased for the center so that they may be able to communicate more easily, especially with potential donors and partners in the future, as well as to build better documentation.
  • THE LIST OF THE 09 SCHOOLS REACHED WITH STF/NYC-GLOBEMED PROJECT IN ANAKA AND PURONGO SUB-COUNTIES THIS QUARTER.

S/N

Name of school in Purongo

Parish

1

Purongo Primary school

Pawatomero

2

Oruka Primary school

Paromo

3

Got Apwoyo Primary school

Latoro

 

S/N

Name of school in Anaka

Parish

1

Anaka Primary school

Anaka T/C

2

Pope paul V, SS Anaka

Anaka T/C

3

Kulu amuka Primary school

Kuluamuka

4

Alokulum Gok Primary school

Pabali

5

Patira Primary school

Ywaya

6

Anaka Public Primary School

Anaka Town Council

 

Challenges

  • Transport facility to help implement project work is a problem. The center relies on one motorbike to do project work and the second motorbike is weak and disturbs a lot. This should be somewhat alleviated by the training of a volunteer to help with the repairs.
  • Inadequate office space to implement project work effectively.
  • The centre would take time to coupe up with the end of partnership since through this support; the centre was doing a lot to reach out to the youths.

Recommendations

  • If possible Globemed would continue with sanitary pad support to the girls under this project since this is the only project, which STF may not do a lot as compared to other activities.
  • Needs to revise the project documents and begin lobbying for funding from other sources to help the desperate beneficiaries.

 

 

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Jul 30, 2013

STF-NYC/GLOBEMED PROJECT REPORT APRIL - JULY 2013

Training on using reusable sanitary pads
Training on using reusable sanitary pads

STF-NYC/GLOBEMED PROJECT REPORT

APRIL – JULY 2013                 

26/7/2013

INTRODUCTION

 Straight Talk Foundation-Nwoya Youth Center is in partnership with GlobeMed at UCLA to implement sexual Health outreach project targeting youths in Anaka and purongo, Nwoya District in Northern Uganda. This year we are targeting to reach out to 5000 young youth in Anaka, Nwoya District.

Project goal: To make an impact on the lives of 5000 young youths in Nwoya District by allowing general youth as well as the special groups access to sexual health education services and supplies.

Specific Objectives:

v  To increase adoption of safer sex practices among adolescents through abstinence, corrective condom use, reduced partners and faithfulness.

v  To increase young people utilization of HIV prevention and other ASRH services at Straight Talk Foundation - Nwoya Youth Center in one year.

v  To increase female student enrollment, retention, and completion of at least Primary 7.

v  To empower the young mothers have a sustainable livelihood that would help them meet their basic needs.

v To increase access to ASRH information and services among the youths  in Nwoya district

Key project Activities

  • Sexual reproductive health outreaches to schools.
  • Sanitary pads support to young girls.
  • Training of senior women teachers.
  • Goats Monitoring.  
  • Supporting the youth centre with

Project achievements

For the last four months starting April-July 2013, STF-NYC managed to reach out to a total of 1759 youths (Male =979, Female = 780).

SUMMARY OF ACHIEVEMENTS

S/N

ACTIVITIES

PLANNED TARGET

ACTUAL ACHIEVEMENT

COMMENT

1

Sexual reproductive health outreaches to schools.

2,020(male 1000 and female 1,020)

1,759 (979male, female 780)

The small difference in the target would be met by the end of July.

2

Sanitary pads support to young girls.

200 young girls

200 girls supported

200 girls given 2 sets of comprehensive Reusable pads containing 10 pieces of pads. These was given along with 1 packet of omo detergent,1bar of washing soap to the girls and 3 basins and 3 Jeri cans for each of the 7 school to keep hygiene of the girls.

3

Training of senior women teachers.

20 teachers

19 senior women teachers attended

These senior women teachers were trained on the use of reusable pads, hygiene, STI’s, and SRH.

4

Goats Monitoring.

20 young mothers

20 young mothers monitored

Out of the 20 young mothers given goats only 17 of them are taking good care of their goats. An average of 3 goats per each young mother.

  • Sexual reproductive health outreaches to schools: Nwoya youth center conducted a total of 09school outreach sensitization and 05community outreach sensitization on sexual reproductive health in Anaka and Purongo Sub-counties- Nwoya District. 

These outreaches helps the youth to discuss and get information about sexual reproductive health, life skills and sexuality issues that affects their life so that they are able to make informed decision  regarding their health by adopting to safer sex practices and utilization of reproductive health services for a healthy generation of youths. At least 50% of the youths know most of the basics concerning sexual reproductive health.

This can be seen by the increase in the utilization of condoms (i.e. 1,200 pieces of condoms distributed), IEC materials distributed was 5,500 copies), Number of youth attended HIV counseling and testing this quarter was 3,120, increase in the number of youth accessing safe male circumcision and youths accessing STI’s treatment at the various health centers in Nwoya.

 The center reached a total of 1759 adolescents with sexual reproductive health messages (979male 780 females).

Quotes: “Sex education in primary schools is lacking and STF-NYC has come timely at the time when this generation needs a lot of Adolescent sexual reproductive health information and services due to many complicated sexually transmitted infections. With the health messages being given I am managing my body changes wisely and realized that body changes are normal and healthy” one of the pupil at Anaka Public P/s stressed. 

        (Pupils of Gok primary and Anaka P7 schools attending SRH dialogue).                                

  • Sanitary pads support to young girls: this time the project looked at the sustainability of the intervention and decided to support the girls with reusable sanitary pads which can be used for 1 year. The sanitary pads support is intended to promote girl child education through retention and regular school attendance by young girls. The beneficiaries of these pads now have no reason to abscond or drop out of school since they have regular supply of these pads throughout the year; this has increase the girl’s concentration on studies. The schools and parents of these girls are very thankful to Globemed and Nwoya youth center for this initiative and they are ready to support this initiative as they have seen great improvement in terms of performance and concentration among the girls.

A total of 200 young girls from seven different schools are benefiting from the supply of these reusable sanitary pads while the rest of the school community are benefiting from the sexual reproductive health sensitization and are informed on making good use of the local materials to make local pads and be informed on issues concerning their body changes and health.

The beneficiary schools for the pads include; Kulamuka Primary school, Anaka Primary school, Alokolum Gok primary school, Patira primary school, Purongo primary school, Oruka primary school and Gotapwoyo primary school.

(Pupils of Oruka and Anaka school receiving package of reusable pads after training)

Quote: I feel at ease using reusable pads because it’s simple to use and i need not to buy pads every month since I have one that i can use for two years without spending money to buy another one. I can come to school with confidence and attend lessons without any interference unlike those days when I would be unsure where to get pads which can help me during my menstruation.” One Acan Milly of P6 and 15 years a pupil of Anaka primary school lamented.

  • Training of senior women teachers on Reusable pads and sexual reproductive health. This training was intended to introduce reusable pads to the senior women teachers and the pupils especially on the use, hygiene and SRH issues relating to girls. 19 senior women teachers trained out of 20 and 200 girls where later on trained by the senior women teachers together with the Nwoya youth centre staffs. 

( Participants attending training on reusable sanitary pads and sexual reproductive health)

  • Goats monitoring: The goats’ project is benefiting 20 young mothers and each young mother received 2 goats (male and female). All these goats are healthy and doing well according to the monitoring report. Most beneficiaries now have 3 goats each on average.

The project decided that these goats would now remain for the young mothers as opposed to the previous idea of each beneficiary giving back two goats which will be given to the other lot of young mothers as a sustainability plan.

Quote:I am strong and self reliant mother since it’s easier for me to get loan and do business. I joined village savings and loan scheme because of the goats given where I save on average 5000 UGX every week to supplement my livelihood. Thanks to Nwoya youth centre for bringing me back to life and………………..”  One Evelyn young mother quoted.

  • Youth friendly activities: The youth centre conduct games and sports, counseling, IEC material distribution and health talk to the youths coming to seek for services, with the improvement on the youth center games and sports facilities, most youth have liked the place since it provide education and information on many health related problem, counseling and life skills.

Onen richard 17 years ,P7 says, “I like coming to the youth centre since it has all what I need to grow healthy. I can play , receive counseling and can read magazine on SRH. So I advice my friends to always make use of the youth centre.”

(In- school youth playing indoor games at the youth center)

  • The picture below shows Nwoya youth staffs possed in their riding gears bought with support from  Globemed. Beatrice one of the NYC staffs says “ I can now ride without any fear whether on rain because I am well protected. Thanks for Globemed.”

THE LIST OF THE 09SCHOOLS REACHED WITH STF/NYC-GLOBEMED PROJECT IN ANAKA AND PURONGO SUB-COUNTIES THIS QUARTER.

S/N

Name of school in Purongo

Parish

1

Purongo Primary school

Pawatomero

2

Oruka Primary school

Paromo

3

Got Apwoyo Primary school

Latoro

 

S/N

Name of school in Anaka

Parish

1

Anaka Primary school

Anaka T/C

2

Pope paul V, SS Anaka

Anaka T/C

3

Kulu amuka Primary school

Kuluamuka

4

Alokulum Gok Primary school

Pabali

5

Patira Primary school

Ywaya

6

Anaka Public Primary School

Anaka Town Council

Challenges

  • Transport facility to help implement project work is a problem. The center relies on one motorbike to do project work and the second motorbike is weak and disturbs a lot.
  • Inadequate office space to implement project work effectively.
  • The centre would take time to coupe up with the end of partnership since through this support; the centre was doing a lot to reach out to the youths.

Recommendations

  • If possible GlobeMed would continue with sanitary pad support to the girls under this project since this is the only project which STF may not do a lot as compared to other activities.
  • Needs to revise the project documents and begin lobbying for funding from other sources to help the desperate beneficiaries.

Report compiled by:  Alfred Olweny

                                  Center coordinator Nwoya Youth Center

                                  0774848448 / 0716848448

Email: Alfred.olweny@yahoo.com or olwenyalfred@gmail.com

 

“MAY GOD BLESS YOU ALL”

Receiving package of resusable pads after training
Receiving package of resusable pads after training
Pupils receiving packages of resuable pads
Pupils receiving packages of resuable pads
Gok and Anaka School pupils receiving SRH dialogue
Gok and Anaka School pupils receiving SRH dialogue
The Nwoya Staff with their new riding gear
The Nwoya Staff with their new riding gear
In-school youth playing indoor games at the center
In-school youth playing indoor games at the center
May 1, 2013

STF-NYC/GLOBEMED PROJECT REPORT JANUARY-MARCH 2013

Pupils of Wianaka P7 during a school sensitization
Pupils of Wianaka P7 during a school sensitization

STF-NYC/GLOBEMED PROJECT REPORT

JANUARY-MARCH 2013                 

28th /4/2013

INTRODUCTION

 Straight Talk Foundation-Nwoya Youth Center is in partnership with Globe Med at UCLA to implement sexual Health outreach project targeting youths in Anaka, Nwoya District in Northern Uganda. This year we are targeting to reach out to 3000 young youth in Anaka, Nwoya District.

Project objective: To make an impact on the lives of about 1000 youth in Nwoya district by allowing general youth groups as well as special needs groups access to sexual health education, services and supplies.

 Specific objectives:

v To increase young people’s utilization of HIV prevention and other ASRH services at Nwoya youth Center in One year.

v To increase adoption of safer sex practices in adolescents through abstinence, condom use and reduced partners and faithfulness.

v To increase access to information and services for special needs groups in Nwoya district

Key project Activities.

  • Sexual reproductive health outreaches to schools.
  • Sanitary pads support to young girls.
  • Training of senior women teachers.
  • Goats Monitoring.

 

Project achievements

For the last three months starting January to march 2013, STF-NYC managed to reach out to a total of 1,062 youths (Male =427, Female = 635).

 

SUMMARY OF ACHIEVEMENTS

S/N ACTIVITIES PLANNED TARGET ACTUAL ACHIEVEMENT COMMENT

1

Sexual reproductive health outreaches to schools.

2000 (800male and 800 female)

962 (422 male,540 female)

This target was not easy to realize because the center relying on budgets from other projects at the center to reach out to the schools since the activities are related and supplements each other.

2

Sanitary pads support to young girls.

110 young girls

80 girls supported

Only 80 girls received disposable pads as we planned to start giving out reusable pads in the second quarter, and then can enroll all the 110 girls. The organization has already got a firm that will start supplying us with reusable pads this quarter.

3

Training of senior women teachers.

20 teachers

00

Yet to be implemented in this second quarter.

4

Goats Monitoring.

20 young mothers

20 young mothers monitored

Out of the 20 young mothers given goats only 15 of them are taking good care of their goats. An average of 3 goats per each young mother. It was noticed that these goats were given while they were very young and it takes time to start bearing young ones.

 

 

  • Sexual reproductive health outreaches to schools: Nwoya youth center conducted a total of 15 school outreach sensitization and 9 community outreach sensitization on sexual reproductive health  in Anaka and Purongo Sub-counties- Nwoya District. 

The outreaches helps the youth to discuss and get information about sexual reproductive health, life skills and sexuality issues that affects their life so that they are able to make informed decision  regarding their health by adopting to safer sex practices and utilization of reproductive health services for a healthy generation of youths. At least 50% of the youths know most of the basics concerning sexual reproductive health.

This can be seen by the increase in the utilization of condoms (10,00pieces), IEC materials (5,000 copies), youth accessing safe male circumcision and youths accessing STI’s treatment at the various health centers in Nwoya.

 The center reached a total of 962 adolescents with sexual reproductive health messages (422 males, 540 females).

Quotes: “this program helps the pupils to stay and live a healthy life free of HIV and also encourages pupils to remain at school. Right now I help to advice my peers against doing bad things and I respect my parents and teachers.”  Nickson 15 years, P5, Got Apwoyo Primary school.

 

  • Sanitary pads support to young girls: The sanitary pads support is intended to promote girl child education through retention and regular school attendance by young girls. The beneficiaries of these pads now have no reason to abscond or drop out of school since they have regular supply of these pads throughout the year, so need only to concentrate on studies. The schools and parents of these girls are very thankful to Globemed and Nwoya youth center for this initiative and they are ready to support this initiative as they have seen great improvement in performance among their girls and good concentration on studies.

A total of 80 young girls from seven different schools are benefiting from the supply of these sanitary pads while the rest of the school community are benefiting from the sexual reproductive health sensitization and are informed on making good use of the local materials to make local pads and be informed on issues concerning their body changes and health.

The beneficiary schools for the pads include; Kulamuka Primary school, Bidati Primary school, Alokolum Gok Primary school, Aparanga Primary school, Purongo Primary school, Oruka Primary school and Gotapwoyo Primary school.

 

Quote: I feel very relieved while using disposable pads. I come to school with confidence and attend lessons without any interference unlike those days when I would not be stable in class due to menstruation.

  • Goats monitoring: this project is benefiting 20 young mothers and each young mother received 2 goats (male and female). All these goats are healthy and doing well according to the monitoring report. Most beneficiaries as per now have 3 goats on average.

 

Quote:I feel empowered since its easier for me to get loan and in case my child is sick, I can sell one goat to help treat him especially when I don’t have any other source of money”..........., Oliver, a young mother from Lamoki village in anaka.

 

  • Youth friendly activities eg Games and sports, counseling, IEC material distribution and health talk at the center.

ü  Thanks to Globemed for improving on the youth center games and sports facilities like football,net ball, volley ball, Ludo, draft,snake and ladder and scrable. This has attracted more youths at the center coming to play and get information on sexuality,SRH and life skills as they are involved into health talk and counseling. The center recieves 30-50 youths each day on average.

ü  The center also distributed IEC material to the young adolescents both to in school and out of school youth to help reach them with knowlegde on SRH, sexuality and life skills so that they grow up healthy and able to take good decision that does not put their life at a risk. A total of 5,000 copies of straight talk and young talk papers were distributed to the young adolescents this quarter at the static center and outreach sites.

ü  Condoms awareness and distribution to young adolescents: A total of 10,000 pieces of condoms were distributed freely to the young adolescents during this quarter as a way of promoting safer sex practices and utilization of sexual reproductive health services to protect against STI’s and promotes family planning practices among the youths. The majority beneficiaries of these condoms are mostly youth out of school. The challenge here is the lack of female condoms especially for females interested.

These condoms are being supplied by the ministry of health through Anaka hospital to Nwoya youth center.

ü  Health talk is done to create a forum for peers to freely discuss issues that affects their life and are guided to provide solutions for these problems. The common issues raised and discussed by the peers include STI’s, sexuality and life skills.

 

[A group of youth attending health talk at the youth center.]

The list of the 12 schools reached with STF/NYC-Globemed project in Anaka and Purongo Sub-counties this quarter.

S/N Name of school in Purongo Parish

1 Purongo Primary school Pawatomero

2 Purongo hill Primary school Pawatomero

3 Aparanga Primary school Paromo

4 Olwiyo Primary school Pawatomero

5 Oruka Primary school Paromo

6 Got Apwoyo Primary school Latoro

 

S/N Name of school in Anaka Parish

1 Anaka Primary school Nwoya TC

2 Anaka central Primary school Nwoya TC

3 Kulu amuka Primary school Kuluamuka

4 Alokulum Gok Primary school Pabali

5 Patira Primary school Ywaya

6 Bidati Primary school Pangora

 

Challenges

  • It took the center time to find out a firm/company producing reusable pads in Uganda until this year 2013 that is when the center came into contact with Afripads who is going to supply us.
  • Unstable power source to help facilitate office work and this make it difficult to run the office.
  • Transport facility to help implement project work is a problem. The center has one motorbike in good condition that it uses to do project work, one bike is down and the other one was taken back after the project ended.
  • Riding gears like helmets, jackets, boots and gloves are a big challenge and this puts our security in danger together with the Grow Team.
  • Inadequate office space to implement project work effectively.
  • Delayed funding and only funding for sanitary pads was transferred.

Recommendations

  • Need to process and transfer the funds early to help timely implementation of activities.
  • Need to allow the Globemed partner within Gulu to take over and continue with the sanitary pad project since Globemed partnership with Nwoya youth center is soon ending.
  • Training of the senior women teachers will be done in the second quarter which starts April – June 2013.
  • Need to take note of the GROW team means of transport especially when we are going to the field since the center has challenges of transport facilities.
  • The center request that Globemed through the GROW team may donate for the center a camera since the one we had is no longer functioning.

 

Report compiled by:  Alfred Olweny

                                  Center coordinator Nwoya Youth Center

                                  0774848448 / 0716848448

Email: Alfred.olweny@yahoo.com or olwenyalfred@gmail.com

 

 

“TO GETHER WE CAN”

Bidati Primary school pupils receiving pads
Bidati Primary school pupils receiving pads
In the photo, Oliver with her 3 goats.
In the photo, Oliver with her 3 goats.
Youth relaxing as they play games
Youth relaxing as they play games
Youth relaxing as they play games
Youth relaxing as they play games
Pupils posing with copies of Young Talk
Pupils posing with copies of Young Talk
A group of youth attending health talk
A group of youth attending health talk
Feb 5, 2013

STF-NYC/GLOBEMED PROJECT REPORT DECEMBER 2012

Pupils of Patira P7 School
Pupils of Patira P7 School

  

STF-NYC/GLOBEMED PROJECT REPORT

OCTOBER TO DECEMBER 2012                 

28th /12/2012

INTRODUCTION

 STF-NYC is in partnership with Globe Med at UCLA to implement sexual Health outreach project targeting 1000 youths in Northern Uganda in Nwoya District.

Project objective: To make an impact on the lives of about 1000 youth in Nwoya district by allowing general youth groups as well as special needs groups access to sexual health education, services and supplies.

 Specific objectives:

v To increase young people’s utilization of HIV prevention and other ASRH services at Nwoya youth Center in One year.

v To increase adoption of safer sex practices in adolescents through abstinence, condom use and reduced partners and faithfulness.

v To increase access to information and services for special needs groups in Nwoya district

Key project Activities

  • School sensitization outreaches on adolescent sexual reproductive health both in Primary and secondary schools.
  • Sanitary pads education and distributions.
  • Games and sports (Youth friendly services) for ASRH.
  • Condom awareness and distribution to young adolescents.
  • Provide HIV prevention/ASRH to special groups (PWDs, Young positives, Young mothers etc)
  • Gender structured talks (Boy/Girl Talk) for out of school adolescence.
  • Goats Monitoring.

 

 

Project achievements

In the last three months of October to December, STF-NYC managed to reach out to a total of 3,307 youths (Male =1843, Female = 1464).

  • School sensitization outreaches to both Primary and secondary schools:

Nwoya Youth center conducted a total of 43 school sensitization and 17 community sensitization on adolescence sexual reproductive health (ASRH) in Anaka and Purongo Sub-counties- Nwoya District.

The intention of this activity is to provide adolescent sexual reproductive health to allow youths to make informed decisions about issues concerning their health by adopting to safer sex practices and utilization of reproductive health services so that we can have a healthy generation of youths.

The center reached a total of 1,537 adolescents with sexual reproductive health messages (854 males, 683 females). Some of the topics discussed included safe male circumcision, Body changes, cross generational sex, drug abuse, gender based violence, teenage pregnancy, Girls education and HIV prevention among others.

Quotes: “The school sensitization and the provision of young talk by Nwoya youth center has made us informed on reproductive health issues surrounding us. I am abstaining from sex and promise to study up to university level before getting married.”  Juliet 16 years, P6, Patira Primary school. 

                                                 

  • Games and sports (Youth friendly services).

 STF-NYC reaches out to the adolescents through games and sports both in schools, community and static center. The purpose of this is to engage the youths in productive activities as opposed to getting involved in risky behaviors that would endanger their health. A total of 07 games and sports events were organized both in schools and in the community and these attracted 849 people. These games and sports has benefited the youths since it has a package of sexual reproductive health sensitization which makes them informed about their health and able to utilize and access reproductive health services and help them avoid engaging into risky behaviors like early sex, drug abuse, Stealing, Disco dance, gambling among others instead to take sports as a healthy productive leisure. This games and sports has unifies the youths through the interactions among the youths which in turn builds on more peace in the community.

 

Quote:Sports has made me more flexible and healthy than before and has created more friends and more informed through the daily interaction among my team mates. I am able to share my problems easily with my fellow friend. I no longer complain of boredom”Otto,29years,boda man

  

  • Sanitary pads education and distributions: The sanitary pads education and distribution is being appreciated by the all schools, parents, pupils and the District since these has remained a big challenge in that the girls find it difficult to access these pads due to the lack of materials and poverty thus may choose between absconding schools for the periods they are experiencing menstruation or decides to drop out from school to avoid shame that may be caused by blood stain from menstruation.

There are 80 young girls from seven different schools benefiting from the supply of sanitary pads while the rest of the young girls in school and the community are benefiting from the sanitary pads education to empower them on how they can make use of the local materials to make local pads and be informed on issues concerning their body changes and health.

A total of 318 girls benefited from sanitary pad education including the 80 girls who are being supplied with sanitary pads.

The schools where the 80 beneficiaries came from include Kulamuka Primary, Bidati Primary, Alokolum Gok Primary, Aparanga Primary, Purongo Primary, Oruka Primary and Gotapwoyo Primary schools.

 

Quote: I feel very relieved while using disposable pads. I come to school with confidence and attend lessons without any interference unlike those days when I would not be stable in class due to menstruation.

  • Providing HIV prevention/Adolescent Sexual Reproductive Health awareness to special groups: These categories face a lot of discrimination and stigma in the community yet they need our support in terms of access to services and health information. Therefore, this awareness aims at empowering the vulnerable groups like young positives, Persons with disability, child mothers among others. These can be seen by the good number of informed vulnerable groups accessing health services as per the regular visits made to the health centers. Some of the health information given includes; Prevention of mother to child transmission (PMTCT), Family Planning, Safe male circumcision, HIV counseling and testing, food and Nutrition etc as a component that would empower them and live a healthy life.

A total of 102 (Male=40, Female=62) special groups reached with HIV prevention messages and ASRH.

Quotes: This program has empowered me especially on issues relating to family planning and PMTCT which i used not to believe and have clear understanding of the benefits but I am now a beneficiary of these services since I feel relieved with my family planning services and also protected as I access PMTCT services. I request that more attention be given to the vulnerable groups in terms of health services to better their health.

 

Condoms awareness and distribution to young adolescents: A total of 1,027 pieces of condoms distributed to youths including condom education and demonstration. Condom education helps youth get to know how to make good use of condoms as one way of HIV prevention, avoiding unnecessary/unwanted pregnancies and other sexual transmitted infections. NYC demonstrates how a condom can be put on and used effectively and consistently. This is done both at the center and outreaches in the community to help reach out to youths in the villages.

A total of 348 adolescent sensitized on condoms (Male=242 and female= 106).

  

Quote: I use condom as a family planning measure and also to protect myself from sexually transmitted infection. The good thing with condoms is that it has no side effect as compared to other family planning methods so I advice all youths who are sexually active to use condoms to remain healthy and safe from STI’s and as a way of avoiding unwanted pregnancies common among youths.  

………Ronnie 21 years old boda boda man from Paduny village anaka. 

 

  • Gender structured talks (Boy/Girl Talk) for out of school adolescence. This activity is done both at the center and in the community and its done to encourage full participation of both boys and girls in Sexual Reproductive Health. Most adolescents are reserved and have fear to share freely with other people, especially when mixed together; this makes it difficult to understand the issues affecting the Boys/Girls as they would be fearing one another. Therefore, adolescents are grouped  according to their sex and engaged into discussions relating to their reproductive health issues which include; staying safe and healthy, sexual transmitted infections, safe male circumcision, cross generational sex, HIV testing and disclosure, body changes, teenage pregnancy and ABC messages as a way of HIV prevention.

A total of 153 people reached in this activity. (Male=85 Female=68)

Through this activity, I was able to realize that adolescent influence peoples behaviors and its time you know how to manage your adolescents to avoid risky behaviors …………….Said (Gloria, 15years, in pabali Village Anaka)

 

Monitoring goat’s project: this project benefited 20 young mothers and each received 2 goats both male and female. All these goats are healthy and doing well according to the previous report.

 

 

The list of the 20 schools reached with STF/NYC-GLOBEMED project in Anaka and Purongo Sub-counties.

SCHOOLS IN PURONGO SUB-COUNTY.

S/N Name of school  Parish

Purongo P/S  Pawatomero

Puropbgo hill P/S Pawatomero

Aparanga P/S Paromo

Paraa P/S Pabit

Wii anaka P/S Pabit

Olwiyo P/S Pawatomero

Oruka P/S Paromo

Gotapwoyo P/S Latoro

Purong Seed Sec School Pawatomero

 

SCHOOLS IN ANAKA SUB-COUNTY

S/N Name of school Parish

Anaka P/S Nwoya TC

Anaka central P/S Nwoya TC

Anaka public P/S  Nwoya TC

Kulu amuka P/S  Kuluamuka

St luke te-olam P/S Todora

Patira P/S Ywaya

Agung P/S  Todora

Lamoki P/S  Ywaya

Bidati P/S  Pangora

10 Alokolum gok P/S  Pabali

11 Pope Paul anaka S.S Nwoya TC

 

CHALLENGES

Lack of stable power to facilitate office work has made it hard when it comes to writing project reports and any work that needs computer.

High demand from some community who are after material gains to help solve their problems.

Challenges of transport facilities to help in outreaches, the center has only 3 motorbikes attached to projects and this means we have to borrow from these project in case of outreaches and this causes delays and interfere with activity implementation. One bike is down.

Riding gears like helmets, jackets, boots and gloves are a big challenge and this puts our security in danger together with the Grow Team.

Staffing is also a challenge in that, out of 4 staffs the center now have only 3 staffs to help work on all the projects and this in turn slows or delays activities of some projects.  

Inadequate office space to accommodate all organization activities and staffing

RECOMMENDATIONS

 Need to keep building on a project and identify project activities within those already being funded by other donors to help in the sustainability and continuity of the project.

Need to have more discussion on logistics to perfect the project implementation. Things like protective gears, computer and transportation of the Grow team to the field.

 

Report compiled by:  Alfred Olweny

                                  Center coordinator Nwoya Youth Center

                                  0774848448 / 0716848448

Email: Alfred.olweny@yahoo.com or olwenyalfred@gmail.com

 

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Anaka Volley Ball Club
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Agung FC Vs
Alokulum Gok Pupils with their pads
Alokulum Gok Pupils with their pads
Oruka Primary school pupils with their pads
Oruka Primary school pupils with their pads
Condom awareness sessions
Condom awareness sessions
Goat project beneficiaries
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Organization

GlobeMed at UCLA

Los Angeles, California, United States
http://globemed.org/impact/ucla/

Project Leader

Alexaya Learner

Los Angeles, California United States

Where is this project located?

Map of Sexual Health Outreach to 1000 youth in Uganda