SYDP ACTIVITIES & PROGRAMME

Community Seminars and Symposia: Volunteers, Local experts and members of community based organization facilitate a programe of seminars and symposia on community prioritized health, environmental and social topics, including child rights and training on appropriate rural Technology (ARTs.)

Here are some of links to our live event movies

Peer Counselling Services: SYDP youth centre provide friendly counseling to youth by using its staff who have received training in year 2004. We have a total of 26 volunteers a number that we feel is quiet sufficient to begin with. Peer counselor normally comes at the end of each week and sometime even during week days provided if the assigned counsellors have that chance. We believe that Out of school Youth (OSY) will definitely continue to benefit from peer counselling services offered by these volunteers and we are looking forward to scale up these services.

OUTREACH – OOSY 2003-06

TOTAL

SYDP Volunteer Peer Educators

35

Placement Out of school Youth Camps

71

Out of school Youth directly and consistently reached (~100 per camps)

> 12,500

Outreach Primary Schools (min. 4 schools)

680

Regions (Dar es salaam, Pwani)

2

Districts (Ilala, Kinondoni, Kibaha, Kisarawe and Bagamoyo)

5

Above Figure indicate the number of volunteer, out of school network reached and the region covered for the year 2003-2006

Information Resource Centre (IRCs): Stocked with user-friendly and appropriate IEC materials, IRCs provides Out of school Youth (OSY) and community members with a reliable and confidential source of information and serve as a focal point for ongoing community education and development

STOP STIGMA!!!

FIGHT HIV/AIDS AND NOT PEOPLE WITH HIV/AIDS.

" I have reduced amount of alcohol intake since SYDP started working with us in past days I used to drink too much in such away that I approached every woman I met "

Out of School Male – Kibaha district

Children have a natural enthusiasm for physical activity and by introducing them to fun sport and physical activities at an early age, we hope to build on that interest and encourage participation that lasts a lifetime. This being the case SYDP set some activities and sports which makes youth active and in due cause the message of HIV AIDS is delivered. These include football, traditional ngoma, poems, and Drama e.t.c.

The global AIDS epidemic is one of the greatest challenges facing our generation. AIDS is a new type of global emergency—an unprecedented threat to human development requiring sustained action and commitment over the long term. In the absence of a cure, the mass mobilization of every sector of society remains our only weapon. Kofi A. Annan, Secretary-General of the United Nations, 2004

KEY OUTCOMES ON OOSY 2003-06

Focus group discussions with Out of school youth accessing the OOSY programme revealed the following outcomes for 2003-6:

  • Increased knowledge on sexual and reproductive health issues amongst students, including
    • Improved knowledge of HIV transmission and prevention
    • Better identification of correct and incorrect methods for pregnancy prevention
  • Increased life skills and ability to make and act upon good decisions regarding their sexual and reproductive health amongst target groups:
    • Young people reported an increased ability to refuse unwanted sexual advances from age-mates, teachers and older relations, particularly girls
  • There was increased support amongst students for young people's sexual and reproductive health rights
    • For example, the number of both male and female students who believed that pregnant girls should be expelled from school significantly decreased
  • There was also increased support for the rights of girls and women amongst Youth, Government leaders, and community members
  • Belief in the right of girls and women to refuse unwanted sex increased significantly amongst all groups, but particularly amongst female students with the number that agreed that they had this right rising from 39% to 71% over one year
  • Surveys and discussions also indicated behaviour change amongst young people in key areas as a result of the programme
    • Both young people themselves and community members agreed that young people were drinking less and no longer hanging around the village late at night
    • By the end of the programme young people were more likely to attend a hospital if they were showing symptoms of both general health and sexual health problems, and were more likely to be able to identify the relevant services available locally
    • There was a reported uptake in services including VCT, STI diagnosis and treatment and condom purchase
    • Youths also suggested that the number of teenage pregnancies each year had dropped since OOSY had been working in their communities

QUOTES FROM RECENT 2004-5 EVALUATION FIELD VISITS

" SYDP programme is so important to us youth because we start sexual relationship at low age so we need preventive education "

Female - Wazushi camp, Kinondoni DSM