Youth Peer Education Network on
Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health
Youth Mobiliser- UNFPA,
Focal Point In charge -Y PEER Sri Lanka
Y-PEER in Sri Lanka
Y PEER activities in Sri Lanka commenced in 2010 with the
training of three young people as Y-PEER master trainers and
In 2011 and 2012, six additional young people were also
internationally trained as Y-PEER focal point and trainers.
This presentation highlights the achievements of the 9 Y-PEER
focal points over the last 2 ½ years.
2010….Partnership with Sarvodhya
World AIDS Day
Y-PEER Sri Lanka in partnership
with Sarvodaya Shathisena
commemorated World AIDS
Day in Vavuniya. The event
was lead by peer educators
and 20 young people living
with HIV. And this was the 1st
ever largest World AIDS Day
commemorated outside of
the capital city with
2011….Partnership with Rotaract
One-day workshops on HIV and
Adolescent Sexual Reproductive
Health were conducted in partnership
with the Rotaract.
Rotaract is an International
Organization of young professionals
and students aged 18 to 30 who are
committed to service, fellowship and
leadership in their communities and
beyond. It was established by Rotary
International in 1968.
2011….Partnership with the University of Sri Jayawardenepura
“Road to Adulthood” (cyber peer)
was the 1st
ever computer based
learning tool on Sexual and
Reproductive Health, developed in
partnership with of the University of
Sri Jayawardanapura’s Faculty of
Community Medicine. This tool is
Three Y-PEER focal points received
scholarships to take part in the Asia
Pacific Conference on Sexual and
Reproductive Health and Rights in
Indonesia in October 2011.
They presented papers on peer
education and on sexual harassment
in public transport.
One of the Y-PEER FPs took part in
the World AIDS Conference in
Washington DC in 2012.
2011….Y-PEERs represented internationally
2011….Celebration of the International Year of the Youth
All Island debate competition on
Sexual and Reproductive Health in
the celebration of the International
Year of Youth was conducted in
2011. The event was awarded as
the best International Year of Youth
activity by the United Nations
Friendship Organization in the
2011….Commemoration of the world population reaching 7 billion
Y-PEER in partnership with the
National Youth Services Council
organized a youth event to
commemorate the world population
reaching 7 billion in October 2012.
Around 400 young people
participated in a fun bus painting
2012….partnership with YWCA
Y-PEER entered into a partnership with
the Sri Lanka Young Women’s
Christian Association to conduct a
series of training of trainers workshops
for young women between the ages of
18 on 30.
The result was 100 young women
being trained on Sexual Health and
Gender based Violence. 9 sensitization
programmes were also held before the
trainings for the gate keepers and
parents of each area.
A peer educators diary was also
produced with the help of Y-PEERs as
an M & E tool.
2012….partnership with the Sri Lanka Federation of Youth Clubs
In 2012, Y-PEER and the Ministry
of Youth Affairs and Skills
Development entered into a
agreement to conduct an island
wide trainings on ASRH.
This resulted in the translation of
the Y-PEER manual to Sinhala
and Tamil languages.
120 trained peer educators from
25 districts with a gender and
ethnic balance from all across Sri
Lanka participated in the
More in 2012..
All island debate competitions on
Adolescent Sexual and
Reproductive Health were
successfully conducted in 2012
with the participation of 620 young
The Thinkwise- Let’s talk HIV
awareness campaign as part of the
ICC T20 cricket tournaments was
hosted by Sri Lanka. The Y-PEER
team joined the road show for one
month, spreading HIV awareness
messages and edutainment
activities as a local partner.
More in 2012..
Y-PEER Sri Lanka
partnered with the Ministry
of Child Development &
Women’s Affairs to conduct
programmes on gender and
SRH to newly appointed
Gender Focal Point Officers.
The prime objective of this
programme was to build
capacity and knowledge of
Ministry staff through
awareness creating and
sensitization on Gender and
More in 2012..
On going and up future projects..
Sexual and Reproductive Health awareness for the deaf young people
with the partnership of Disability Organizations Joint Front (DOJF), Sri
HIV and safe sex practices awareness for the road construction staffs in
Y-PEER Sri Lanka
First ever trained group of young
people on ASRH with international
By young people, for young people
Fruitful relationship with
government and civil society
ASRH resources in local languages
Excellent support from UNFPA CO
Well structured standard
edutainment methodology developed
M&E needs to be strengthened
Y-PEER Sri Lanka branding and
visibility need to be improved
Sustainability needs to be built
into the present structure
Keeping Y-PEERs engaged is a
challenge (drop outs)
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