The Smart Young People (SYP) Project supports both the girl and boy child in and out of school with information on sexual reproductive health education. The project was launched in February 2015 and its running to date. SYP sought to advocate, educate and support young people with information on sexual reproductive health (SRH) by conducting trainers of trainees in different five districts (Luwero, Wakiso, Arua, Jinja and mukono district).
The Project benefits: Girl child, Boy child, Parents and Teachers. The project involves the local leaders, parents, guardians, community based organizations. The project reaches out to youth directly and indirectly through social media, answering online questions for young people who seek advice on SRH and in the communities in which they live. Women’s Health Foundation (WHF) is currently conducting community workshops on sexual health mainly focusing on contraception, HIV and STDs awareness, personal hygiene, support and advise young people to seek for services in case of STDs. We are also working with community leaders, parents, teachers and community based organizations in the same line of business.
- To Empower and sensitize the girl child on the challenges of early sex and how to protect themselves from early pregnancies
- To Teach girls on the importance of menstrual hygiene
- To educate the young people in schools on STDs/STIs and the need to seek treatment when infected
- Guidance and Counseling
- Seminars and Workshops on the prevention and management of STDs/STIs
- Sessions on Menstrual and Personal Hygiene for girls
- Career Guidance
- Training girls to avoid and resist bad touches from men and boys
Time frame:: 2015-2019
Geographical Area:– Uganda