Educate young Moldovans in personal health

by ChildAid to Eastern Europe
Educate young Moldovans in personal health
Educate young Moldovans in personal health
Educate young Moldovans in personal health
Educate young Moldovans in personal health
Educate young Moldovans in personal health
Educate young Moldovans in personal health
Educate young Moldovans in personal health
Educate young Moldovans in personal health

Summary

This project will educate 60 teenagers across rural Moldova on local youth issues, namely sexual health and rights, traffic safety, discrimination, bullying and violence. It will also raise up teenagers with the skills needed to become advocates for 1,000 young people in their communities. They will learn to organise local campaigns on youth rights and issues. This will help them to inform their peers about healthy, violence-free lifestyles and sexual education through theatre and workshops.

$2,532
total raised
12
donors
0
monthly donors
2
fundraisers
3
years

Challenge

Moldova has one of the highest rates of teen pregnancy in Europe. 35/1,000 pregnancies are to girls aged 15-19. 10 of these end in abortion. However, several attempts to introduce sexual education into school curriculum have met protest and failure. This is particularly challenging in rural areas, where young people often do not have the means to access health education. Parents can also be absent, leaving to work elsewhere. Some youth enter abusive relationships, or face rape and violence.

Solution

The youth network Y-PEER Moldova has launched a campaign to peer-educate teenagers on sexual health and rights, and give them the skills they need to go into their communities to pass this knowledge on to other youth. These workshops also allow teenagers to create campaigns on youth issues: traffic safety, discrimination, domestic violence and bullying. This will include theatre technique training, with participants learning to perform social plays on the issues important to them and their peers

Long-Term Impact

This project will help young people to challenge their knowledge and attitudes regarding their lifestyle through peer-education. By creating a network of educated youth, adolescents will be able to take informed decisions on sexual health, road safety and more. This will prevent sexually transmitted disease, unwanted pregnancy and road casualties. They will be able to reach out to the community to raise awareness of youth issues and educate peers on the importance of healthy, safe lifestyles.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

Organization Information

ChildAid to Eastern Europe

Location: London - United Kingdom
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Twitter: @childaidrr
Project Leader:
Martin Wilcox
Charity Manager
London, London United Kingdom

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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
   

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