STF-NYC/GLOBEMED PROJECT REPORT
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.
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
SUMMARY OF ACHIEVEMENTS
Sexual reproductive health outreaches to schools.
2,020(male 1000 and female 1,020)
1,759 (979male, female 780)
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.
Training of senior women teachers.
19 senior women teachers attended
These senior women teachers were trained on the use of reusable pads, hygiene, STI’s, and SRH.
Install solar panels, increase productivity through purchasing of computer and camera, increase safety with purchase of appropriate riding gear
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).
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.
( Participants attending training on reusable sanitary pads and sexual reproductive health)
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.
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)
Name of school in Purongo
Purongo Primary school
Oruka Primary school
Got Apwoyo Primary school
Name of school in Anaka
Anaka Primary school
Pope paul V, SS Anaka
Kulu amuka Primary school
Alokulum Gok Primary school
Patira Primary school
Anaka Public Primary School
Anaka Town Council
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