Projects (cont...)

 LET´S HEAR IT FROM BOYS!

 

 

 

 

 

 

The primary objective of the project was to facilitate the process in which in-school adolescent boys and young men realize their potential to act as agents of change by raising awareness about and act against those sexual and reproductive health issues including HIV that disproportionately affect women and girls such as HIV/AIDS, and gender-based violence that increases the transmission.

Boys’ clubs have been established in three partner secondary schools, 60 peer educators have been trainer about sexual and reproductive health, HIV/AIDS. These peer-educators hosted 21 sessions where they discussed the subjects with their schoolmates. In total, 720 pupils have been reached so far through these sessions. Besides that, six school-wide educative and entertaining events have been organized by the boys’ clubs that spread further the message on HIV/AIDS and sexual health in general. The young people had the opportunity to think and talk about gender roles, respect in relationships, and prevention of sexually transmitted diseases.

Donor: U. S. Embassy in Ethiopia, U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)

 

PROMOTING SEXUAL REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH FOR HOLISTIC DEVELOPMENT OF YOUNG PEOPLE IN ADDIS ABABA AND OROMIYA REGIONAL STATES

The project aims at increasing access to quality and youth friendly sexual and health information and services to the targeted young people, improving their knowledge in the area, challenge their attitude about gender roles, and motivating young people to make safe and informed sexual and reproductive health related decisions. The project foresee also improvement of  technical and leadership capacity of 300 young people who would talk to their peers about sexual and reproductive health issues, such as physical changes in puberty, HIV/AIDS, unwanted pregnancy, early marriage, female genital mutilation or gender-based violence and become agents of change. Parents, school communities and services providers were closely involved in the project implementation in order to increase the capacity of the institutions to provide adequate, youth-friendly services.

Donor: The David and Lucile Packard Foundation

 

 PREVENTING EARLY MARRIAGE, TEENAGE PREGNANCY AND SCHOOL DROPOUT THROUGH SOCIO-ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT OF GIRLS

 

 

 

 

The project will promote the education of girls among themselves and their families. Half of girls in Oromia get married before they reach 17.4 years of age. Once they get married, a vast majority drops out of school to take care of the household. They do not use their full potential. In addition, women with low or no education are according to the Ethiopian Demographic Health Survey 2016 more vulnerable to poverty, experiencing gender-based violence, have limited access to health care and maternal health care, including delivery with a professional assistance and therefore threatening their lives or the lives of their child. Children of mothers with low or no education are less likely to get proper vaccinations and more likely to be undernourished. The project will explain to girls and their families the impact of low education and benefits of higher education, provide girls with live and business skill trainings, link them with employers, education and financing opportunities. Counselors will be established at schools to assist girls to develop their individual plans to continue school if necessary, to assist them in gaining support from their families. By economic and social empowerment of girls and shift of attitudes in the society, we will reduce traditional practices, such as early marriages and teenage pregnancy, enhance education of girls, and prevent poverty and pertaining negative phenomena.

Donor: Ethiopiaid UK

 

 SPORT FOR LIFE AND HIV/AIDS PREVENTION

 

 

 

 

The project goal was to reduce the impact and spread of HIV/AIDS among HIV positive and vulnerable young women and men residing in Addis Ababa through organizing them in groups called “football and HIV prevention promoters’ team". It's to advance the 32 football and HIV prevention promoters teams into various social support groups and ensure their sustainability beyond the completion of the project.

Results:

  • Football sport, health and team spirit enhanced;
  • Increased awareness level to change in sexual behavior;
  • Increased youth participation in the national development;
  • Reduced gender-based violence practices;
  • Increased proper and consistent use of condom and other contraceptives;

Donor: Nike (RED) managed by the King Baudouin Foundation

 

 YES, YOUTH CAN!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The project aimed at enabling in-school adolescents to realize their innate potential as well as to meet diversified challenges towards well-being of their health, particularly their sexual and reproductive health prospective by means of comprehensive sexual and reproductive health promotion and adolescents’ development intervention.  

 Results:

  • Strengthened and sustained adolescents friendly SRH programs for target primary schools and improved the involvement of girls by 45%;
  • Empowered in-school adolescents, particularly girls, by improving their management and leadership skills to run their own clubs and improved girls’ empowerment by 25%;
  • Facilitated and ensured the provision of adolescents friendly sexual and reproductive health services for 500 in-school adolescents;
  • Networking created among in-school adolescents’ sexual and reproductive health and Anti-AIDS clubs, community based organizations and non-profit organizations;
  • Leaders and members of two in-school clubs, including girls, were actively involved in proposal writing and resource mobilization;
  • Two in-school clubs designed and used effective monitoring and evaluation systems.

Donor: German Foundation for World Population

 

FIRST FOR CHILDREN: DEVELOPMENT AND FRIENDLY SERVICES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The project aimed at enabling adolescents to realize their innate potential as well as to meet diversified challenges towards well-being of their health, particularly their sexual and reproductive health prospective by means of comprehensive adolescents’ sexual and reproductive health information and adolescents’ skill development interventions. The project involved 800 parents and teachers of the target children towards the intended children friendly information and service delivery endeavors. In addition, it is to address 6,000 target children through adolescents’ sexual and reproductive health and HIV/AIDS related information delivery and awareness activities.

Donor: KNH Micro Project fund for Community Development Initiatives  

 

HOPE FOR THE UNDERPRIVILEGED MOST AT-RISK POPULATIONS (MARPS)

  

This particular project has been implemented with partnership of three local organizations namely, "Negem Lela Ken New" HIV positive women support organization (NLK), Development family together (DFT) and Eshet Youth and Children Development Organization (EYCDO) and it aimed at supporting people living with HIV/AIDS.

Results:

  • Home based care and prevention supported for 500 people living with HIV/AIDS in three project catchment areas;
  • 200 PLWHA benefited in catchment areas with economic empowerment activities;
  • Primary direct services for 300 OVCs has been provided.

 Donor: USAID