Sinatsisa Lubombo establishes youth groups in eight areas of the Lubombo region and aims to address HIV and AIDS through awareness and prevention as part of their voluntary youth activities. There is need to increase awareness, but also to provide youth with means of ensuring that they are not at high risk of HIV infection. The organisation act as the core group in reaching out to youth in the community. The main project goal is to increase awareness about HIV and AIDS, to reduce stigma and
The target areas are hardly affected by unemployment rate and the youth are highly active in harmful habits in the like of alcohol and drug abuse which are more harmful to them as a way of creating entertainment to while away time due to their unemployability situation. this has led to a number of them dying through to unknown and undiagnosed illnesses of which they have not been taken to health facilities. quite a number had declared have declared not to be aware of their HIV status
The will form an important link to one of the most-at-risk populations youth out-of-school by providing linkages between community based care for HIV-infected or affected persons and comprehensive HIV services from local Clinic for these targeted populations. SNL will provide training to the members in HIV and AIDs counseling, in referral of youth needing the services of the clinic reproductive and other health needs with regard to HIV and AIDS. The youth population in the various areas of the
The Project will continue with its youth outreach activities after the funding period since those reached by the Project will be aware of HIV and AIDS issues in their communities and will reach out to others on a voluntary basis. With the partnership of locally based health facilities, referral of youth to these facilities for HIV counseling and testing will continue even after the funding ends. In addition, SNL is reaching out to government funds which are increasingly becoming available.