SPF Project



YOUNG WOMEN & GIRLS PROGRAMME

Funded by: Global Fund (via Kheth’Impilo)

Project Coordinator: Tinus Jacobsz

Sector: Education

The “Ensuring Futures for Young Women and Girls Programme” is part of the National “She Conquers Campaign” approved by the National Departments of Health, Basic Education and Social Development. 

 

The campaign aims at:

o   Tackling the high levels of HIV infection.

o   Providing increased access to sexual and reproductive health information and services through adolescent and youth-friendly facilities.

o   Strengthening school health initiatives.

o   Strengthening community peer outreaches, supporting programmes for parents on how to talk to their teenage girls and boys about their sexuality.

 

Strategies:

The main strategy is to prevent new HIV infections amongst young women and girls – Ages 10 – 24.

 

Key activities:

Soul Buddyz Clubs - In-school peer education youth clubs. Ages 10 – 14.

Keeping girls in school – a sexual and reproductive health and rights education.

Rise Programme – In and Out of school clubs for girls 15-24 years recognises the feminisation of the HIV epidemic.HIV Testing services for young women and girls and boys.

Parenting programmes for teens and parents.

Therapeutic camps for child abuse survivors.

 

Soul BuddyzQTD - 2333Target 250093.32%
Health EducationYTD - 5220Target 840062.14%
Rise INQTD - 783Target 100078.30%
Rise OUTQTD - 192Target 100019.20%
Teen ParentingYTD - 298Target 40074.50%
Hands on ParentingYTD - 164Target 50032.80%

 

 

Target vs ActualAgeAnnualActual annual reachPercentage actual reach vs targets
HCTBoys 10-14, Girls 10-2490009084101%
Therapeutic Camps
Target vs ActualAgeAnnualActual annual reachPercentage actual reach vs targets

 

Challenges:

Heavy rains in Libode and Ngqeleni damaged the roads so that the Supervisors could not reach the schools further off the main road.

 

Serious Taxi violence is continuing and the S.A Police Service closed the Taxi routes in Libode & Ngqeleni. This has caused the LSA’s and Social Auxiliary Workers to have challenges to find transport to the schools as well as to do home visits.

 

We have experienced challenges to get participants for the “Hands on Parenting” and “Rise Out of school” components.

 

The participants for “Hands on Parenting” are the carers of the learners of the Soul Buddyz clubs and they were interested in the topics. To mitigate this challenge SPF assisted the LSA’s to make the   topics more interesting and to do catering for the participants.

 

The age group for the “Rise Out” is young women of 18 – 24 years old and the possible participants are either looking for work in town, busy with further studies or not interested. SPF have introduced incentives for those who completed all the sessions and that contributed to increased numbers of participants.

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