HIV Prevention Skills for 300 Zambian Teens

by Dance4life
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Summary

Unsafe sex has become the fastest-growing health threat to young people, for girls it is even the number 1 health risk. Zambia has the second largest HIV epidemic globally with daily infections as high as 200 each day. We are determined to change this. In the poor outskirts of Lusaka, Zambia, dance4life empowers young people to be the change they want to see, to develop the personal leadership skills they need for healthy sexual choices and relationships and to feel confident about their future.
$11,238.00
total goal
$9,770.00
remaining
3
donors
0
monthly donors
4
months active

Challenge

Young people account for 74% of the total Zambian population and over 30% of adolescent Zambian girls have been pregnant or given birth. Facing this reality, young people need to be empowered to make healthy sexual choices, develop healthy relationships and shape their future the way they see it. We build the skills and knowledge of teens by empowering them to avoid the consequences of unsafe sex. They will become the leaders of their lives and the change makers in their community and beyond.

Solution

We believe that real change always starts from within and that confident young people are able to articulate what they need to others. This project will increase the knowledge and skills of 300 young people by building their confidence and leadership skills, creating gender equal attitudes and challenging existing norms, allowing them to make conscious decisions about their sexual health and future.

Long-Term Impact

We will dance until our work is done. We don't fly in, drop wisdom and run. We get to know, coach and amplify the power of young people, who in turn reach out and do the same to hundreds of others in their circle of influence - peers, parents, community - so that they too will be able to become leaders of their own lives. We motivate them to create change and raise awareness and since 2008 we have reached 62,000 young Zambians and built a community of 25,000 agents4change.

Resources

http:/​/​www.dance4life.com

Organization Information

Dance4life

Location: Amsterdam - Netherlands
Website: http:/​/​www.dance4life.com
Project Leader:
Limi Blokland
Amsterdam, Netherlands
$1,468 raised of $11,238 goal
 
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$9,770 to go
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