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  1. 1. Introduction <ul><li>TANZANIA YOUTH AWARE TRUST FUND (TAYOA) </li></ul>
  2. 2. Profile of TAYOA 1997 to 2002 <ul><li>“ Youth taking responsibility to create their own future” </li></ul><ul><li>TANZANIA YOUTH AWARE TRUST FUND (TAYOA) </li></ul><ul><li>PETER J.MASIKA- DIRECTOR </li></ul><ul><li>TEL; 0255-21-2667492, 0744-260996 </li></ul><ul><li>E-mail: [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Kinondoni Morroco </li></ul><ul><li>P.O.Box 77874 Dar es Salaam, Tanzania </li></ul>
  3. 3. Profile of TAYOA <ul><li>Tanzania Youth Aware Trust Fund (TAYOA) is a registered non-profit organization that provides HIV/AIDS, entrepreneurship, and civic/human rights education for the young people in Tanzania under Trustees Ordinance (CAP 373). </li></ul><ul><li>TAYOA's mission is to educate, through practical experience in social enterprise, adolescent sexual reproductive health, leadership and good governance for Tanzania’s youth (10-24) and young adults (24 to 35 years of age). </li></ul>
  4. 4. Youth Concerns Care Solidarity ASRH Project <ul><li>Youth Concerns Care Solidarity ASRH ( UJANA: AFYA YA UZAZI NA MALEZI BORA) Project is funded under the Behaviour Change Communication (BCC) program area of AYA, which is a project on Alliance with African Youth for Sexual Reproductive Health including HIV/AIDS and it is implemented by TAYOA. </li></ul>
  5. 5. TAYOA implements BCC Component <ul><li>AYA’s BCC goal in Tanzania is to contribute to the improvement of sexual and reproductive health of the youth. Youth Concerns Care Solidarity ASRH Project goal is to improve the sexual reproductive health of out-of-school adolescents aged between 10-24 years old in Kinondoni, Temeke and Ilala districts of Dar-es-salaam. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Immediately Results of BCC Intervention (2.1) Increased access to ASRH BCC activities and materials <ul><li>2.1.2 LPS training and other BCC activities conducted for out of school youth </li></ul><ul><li>2.1.3 BCC and enter-educate activities using mass and folk media </li></ul><ul><li>2.1.4 Improved and expanded ASRH peer education activities </li></ul>
  7. 7. Progressive report for 2.1.2 <ul><li>In the year ending December 2002 and extended time to February 2003, TAYOA has trained a total of 227 PEs, who had later on trained 6,810 YAPs. Each of these YAPs had trained 3 youths in their localities, bringing the total number to 20,490 (boys and girls) reached by TAYOA in the targeted districts under the project supported by AYA (Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation) by February 2003. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Progressive report for 2.1.3-a <ul><li>TAYOA in collaboration with trained peer educators and YAPs organized four youth festivals involving more than 600 participants each. We had also participated in three edutainment events organized by the Government (TACAIDS and Ministry of Health). </li></ul><ul><li>The main purpose of these festivals were to bring together all the trained youths, peer educators, youth ASRH promoters, outreached youths and community leaders, so as provide ASRH education through entertainment. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Progressive report for 2.1.3-b <ul><li>TAYOA managed to support youth garssroot football and netball matches, drama, poetry and other sports, during we distributed 50 footballs, 30 netballs, 20 basketballs, seven sets of drums and T-shirts to youth clubs. Numerous competitions on drama, poetry and rap music carrying messages on ASRH and HIV/AIDS were also conducted. </li></ul><ul><li>TAYOA made sure that all 20,490 outreached adolescents by YAPs were made to understand that a person can have HIV for 10 years without showing any symptoms, and not to associate condom use with promiscuity . </li></ul>
  10. 10. Progressive report for 2.1.4 <ul><li>TAYOA conducted five-day training on LPS and two-day on outreach program for 227 Peer Educators. The trained peer educators further trained 30 youths ASRH Promoters each as described earlier. During the project implementation, TAYOA has also utilized expertise of local experts, media organizations, and people infected by HIV/AIDS in its peer educator’s trainings. TAYOA encouraged training participants to develop videos, magazines, manuals, and radio/video tapes, as part of attempts to facilitate effective communications between parents/community leaders and youths.. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Immediately Results of BCC Intervention (2.3) Supportive environment for ASRH improved at community level <ul><li>2.3.1 Increased community participation of youth, guardians and teachers in ASRH activities </li></ul><ul><li>2.3.2 Increased adult child Communication on ASRH issues </li></ul>
  12. 12. Progressive report for 2.3.1 <ul><li>During the period, 581 parents and community were involved during meetings organized by TAYOA with a view to create awareness among respective people on various issues, including ASRH, the need for youth-friendly reproductive health services. This strategy was successful as it incorporated community in the project implementation. These meetings were being conducted at Ward level as indicated in the project. Ward leaders were identified and detailed on the project’s objectives and goals. In collaboration with TAYOA staff these leaders identified youths from their locations who attended LPS (PEs and YAPs) trainings </li></ul>
  13. 13. Progressive report for 2.3.2 <ul><li>TAYOA conducted meetings for parents, from 14 wards. Among the key issues to be discussed during these meetings included, STI, HIV, and pregnancy prevention. More emphasis was directed on the involvement of adults/parents as mentors. Each of these meetings took two hours, where peer education among parents (parent to parent) was encouraged </li></ul>
  14. 14. Immediately Results of BCC Intervention (2.4) Improved AYA implementing partner competence to design, implment, monitor, document and sustain BCC activities
  15. 15. Progressive report for 2.4 <ul><li>In the year 2002, the following TAYOA’s full time facilitators of the Youths Concern Care Solidarity ASRH Project, i.e. Elinaike Marti, Nassoro Ali, Amani Mbogo, Musa Ismael, Samweli Matiko and Peter Masika, attended LPS and TOT trainings, computer training, financial management. They had also managed to develop a training manual for peer educators </li></ul>