Sexual Health Outreach to 1000 youth in Uganda

 
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STF-NYC/GlobeMed at UCLA Project Report

School girl at NYC
School girl at NYC's SRH outreach program

INTRODUCTION

 STF-NYC and Globemed at UCLA is implanting sexual Health outreach project to 1000 youths in Uganda (Nwoya District) we are obliged to write a progressive report as per the progress of the project.

 STF-NYC starts implementing the Sexual Health Outreach to 1000 youth in Nwoya District as per the MOU. GlobalGiving and Globemed at UCLA will receive this quarter’s report on Sexual Health Outreach to 1000 youth in Nwoya District as mandated by the MOU.

Project objective: To make an impact on the lives of over 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: To increase young peoples utilization of HIV prevention and other ASRH services at Nwoya youth Center in One year. To increase adoption of safer sex practices in adolescents through abstinence, condom use, reduced partners and faithfulness. To increase access to information and services for special needs groups in Nwoya district

Key Activities

  • Gender structured talks (Boy/Girl Talk) for out of school adolescence
  • Sanitary pads education and distributions
  • Conduct outreaches to schools (Primary and secondary)
  • Infotainment (Games, sports and video/films)
  • Condoms awareness and distribution
  • Provide HIV prevention/ASRH to special groups (PWDs, Young positives, Young mothers etc)

 

PROJECT ACHIEVEMENT

STF-NYC conducted Adolescence Sexual Reproductive Health (ASRH) sensitization to two primary schools in Anaka Sub-county- Nwoya District. A total of 50 young adolescents were reached with ASRH messages (25 males, 25 females).

Quotes: One of the beneficiaries had to say that most adolescence in our community are not fully informed about their sexual reproductive health. As such this has exposed most adolescents into a high health risk like contracting HIV/AIDS, early pregnancy, cross generational sex etc. and this explains the reasons for the high HIV/AIDS and pregnancy among young adolescents. The cross generational sex rampancy today where older men offer materials things that the girls cannot resist and they end up into all these mess in life. In our school this first term alone we registered three cases of pregnancies among the girls. --School head girl

 

STF-NYC also conducted games and sports activity in school and community with the aim of engaging the youth into a healthy productive leisure and sensitizing them on ASRH to allow the youth make informed decision about their life. For Anaka public and Anaka Central primary schools over 200 pupils attended the sports event.  While in Purongo over 150 youth attended the event, and it attracted youth from Pakwach and Purongo playing football.

Quote: "I thank the organizer of this event and I would urge them to continue to promoting the games and sports among the youth since most of our youth and engage in unproductive activities like smoking, drinking, stealing among others. This event has been so educative since the youth were sensitized on ASRH and condom use. And this has also unified the youths" -- Okot William 

 

Goat Project Monitoring and Evaluation

Monitoring goats project given to the twenty child mothers in Anaka sub-county Nwoya District (Uganda). These goats are health and doing well.

There are seven (7) new young ones born and many more female goats carrying pregnancies that in the next assessment report we would be having more increment in the number of goats.

 

Challenges

Lack of stable power for to facilitate office work has made it had when it comes to writing project reports.

Some young mothers have lost their goats due to unreported sickness of their animals and lack of proper persons to take care of the goats. Proper follow-up will be administered and more information provided.

Inadequate office space to accommodate all organization activities and staffing

Soccer players at NYC
Soccer players at NYC's Sports/Games Outreach

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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

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