SPF Project



YOUNG WOMEN & GIRLS PROGRAMME

Funded by: Global Fund (via Kheth’Impilo)

Programme Manager: Tinus Jacobsz

Sector: Education

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

The campaign aimed 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 was to prevent new HIV infections among 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.

 

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