Improving Lives of Adolascent Girls and Young People Living in Tabora Municipal

Improving Lives of Adolascent Girls and Young People Living in Tabora Municipal

Tanzania
Organization type: 
nonprofit/ngo/citizen sector
Project Stage:
Idea
Budget: 
$1,000 - $10,000
Project Summary
Elevator Pitch

Concise Summary: Help us pitch this solution! Provide an explanation within 3-4 short sentences.

Programs directed mainly providing education, resources, technology, and other forms of social support for groups at highest risk

About Project

Problem: What problem is this project trying to address?

There is a high HIV prevalence in Tabora Region; about 7% were affected by HIV/AIDS in 2007/2008. Poverty, low incomes some of the main factors that induce young people to engage in unhealthy sexual behaviours which may lead to sexually transmitted. Adolescents recognize that certain behaviors are harmful to health. They recognize that many of factors influence these behaviors fall outside traditional purview of health sector, including family relationships, peer relationships, problems at school. However like adults, they underestimate potential impact their behaviour can have on their health they assume risks associated with certain behaviors will disappear they grow older

Solution: What is the proposed solution? Please be specific!

General purpose of initiatives for adolescents and young people is to improve the quality of life of this population group in Tabora. Primary objective of programs for youth should be to promote healthy growth, development through interventions targeting determinants such as family, education, health services, and health policies. Health care and educational activities should be promoted operational level with view implementing integrated services. Specific objectives in the area of health of adolescents and young people are:-Fostering and develop appropriate knowledge, attitudes, practices among adolescents and young people encouraging healthy lifestyles Promoting development of intersectional policy on adolescents and young people.
Impact: How does it Work

Example: Walk us through a specific example(s) of how this solution makes a difference; include its primary activities.

-Programs should be directed mainly toward providing education, resources, technology, and other forms of social support for groups at highest risk. They should also target specific high-risk groups, such as sexually active adolescents, children of alcoholics, abandoned adolescents. -Adolescents and young people should be both recipients and active participants in health initiatives. They should take part both in design of their own programs activities in decision making and evaluation. -Program should respond to community needs and should incorporate community participation. It is necessary to establish and maintain regular channels of communication, involving adolescents and young people themselves in identification and analysis of problems and needs in the development of proposals programs to address them. -An integrated package of services for adolescents and young people is needed. Activities should be interdisciplinary, with participation of the key groups that interact with young people, including family, school, health services, churches, and others -Networks are seen as a strategy for linkage, coordination, and exchange between institutions and/or people who decide voluntarily and in a concerted manner to pool their efforts, experience, and knowledge in order to achieve common goals in relation to health of this age group.
Sustainability

Marketplace: Who else is addressing the problem outlined here? How does the proposed project differ from these approaches?

Health situation in the countries and their health policies are keys to implementation of adolescent health initiatives, Health care at local level may be peer and competitor in transitional stage, attempt should be in how to approach the community in meantime from their programs. Unlike other programs CEDO planed to use some techniques of sport competitions, forces group discussions, and teaching activities to be carried out in adolescent health programs mainly related to prevent new infections to adolescent girl and young people aged 12-24 that will encourage the participation of young people, parents, teachers, student and non student young people
Team

Founding Story

Project initiative was born out of the national policy and guidance of implementing Behaviour Change Communication, Information Education Communication, Sexual and Reproductive Health on HIV/AIDS. Tanzania’s policy needs organizations to use this guidance to prevent a new infection of HIV to adolescent girls and young people aged 12-24. Because 43 % of girls in rural areas of Tanzania, who are under 15 years reportedly, had their first sexual intercourse involuntarily More than half of women under 19 years were either pregnant or already mother. Therefore most women are forced to having unprotected sexual while they are still teenagers. We take this as innovation concept and starting to involved an adolescent girls and young people to design these programs activities and developed project in gender health
About You
Organization:
Christian Education and Development Organization (CEDO)
About You
First Name

Rev. Japhet Aloyce

Last Name

Kalegeya

About Your Organization
Organization Name

Christian Education and Development Organization (CEDO)

Organization Country
Country where this project is creating social impact

, TB

How long has your organization been operating?

1‐5 years

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Innovation
How long have you been in operation?

Operating for less than a year

Which of the following best describes the barrier(s) your innovation addresses? Choose up to two

Cost, Transparency.

Social Impact
Please describe the goal of your initiative; outline what you are trying to achieve

Conducting workshop to students and non students youth people aged 15-24 on the impact of HIV/AIDS, sexual & Reproductive Health, sexual Transmitted Diseases and how to take care on HIV infection. Focusing Group Discussions of teachers, parents, students, non student young people, famous & government sectors on Behaviour Change Communication (BCC), Information Education communication (IEC).Voluntary Counseling and Testing (VCT) to influence community, students and non student young people to test HIV/AIDS by using the sport competitions of football, Music system and netball between students and non students. Building network communications technology within adolescent girl and young people in health care

What has been the impact of your solution to date?

Conducting workshop has been done to 125 students; non student youth people aged 15-24 on the impact of HIV/AIDS, sexual & Reproductive Health, sexual Transmitted Diseases & how to take care on HIV infection. Focusing Group Discussions has been done to 125 teachers, parents, students, non student, famous & government sectors on Behaviour Change Communication. Information Education communication Voluntary Counseling/Testing has been done to community, students, non student testing HIV/AIDS using sport competitions of football, Music system and netball between students, non students. Building network communications technology within adolescent girl and young people in health care February to November 2012

What is your projected impact over the next five years?

After fine-tuning the project at the pilot facility, CEDO plans to adapt and implement the project designed by adolescent facility. The next step will be to work with other states to help them adopt the new best practice model. CEDO staff are already in discussions with other corrections agencies about future partnerships; additional locations would not only enable the program to grow geographically, but also to expand in terms of subject matter, as the initiatives for adolescents and young people to improve their quality of life in Reproductive Health, sexual Transmitted Diseases and how to take care on HIV infection.

What barriers might hinder the success of your project? How do you plan to overcome them?

We have identified challenges that might hinder the success of project, and plan to address them in the following ways. Government activities, Lack of funding project, Policy changes and community not willing to participate in implement the project from their traditional may hinder the success of the project. Connecting stakeholders: As a collaborative platform, it is imperative for CEDO to demonstrate success in connecting stakeholders to involving in implement the project especially connecting community and donors. CEDO does this by focusing on connecting stakeholders through phone, emails etc. Connect platform, and regular physical touch points that are driven by stakeholders

Winning entries present a strong plan for how they will achieve and track growth. Identify your six-month milestone for growing your impact

January 2012 to May 2012

Identify three major tasks you will have to complete to reach your six-month milestone
Task 1

Conducting workshop has been done to 125 students; non student youth people aged 15-24 on the impact of HIV/AIDS, sexual & Repro

Task 2

Focusing Group Discussions has been done to 125 teachers, parents, students, non student, famous & government sectors on Behavio

Task 3

Information Education communication Voluntary Counseling/Testing has been done to community, students, non student testing HIV/A

Now think bigger! Identify your 12-month impact milestone
Identify three major tasks you will have to complete to reach your 12-month milestone
Task 1

Conducting workshop has been done to 125 students; non student youth people aged 15-24 on the impact of HIV/AIDS, sexual & Repro

Task 2

Focusing Group Discussions has been done to 125 teachers, parents, students, non student, famous & government sectors on Behavio

Task 3

Information Education communication Voluntary Counseling/Testing has been done to community, students, non student testing HIV/A

Sustainability
Tell us about your partnerships

Networks of health services As the activities of adolescent health program at the primary level were consolidated, better coordination with secondary level became necessary, and concept of networks of services was implemented. Specialists who had the greatest affinity or interest in working with adolescents were identified at secondary level and with them a network of specialists was formed, in order to complete the program the Organization will collaborate with Nzega Nursery School as our partner

Are you currently targeting other specific populations, locations, or markets for your innovation? If so, where and why?

Project target to help adolescent girls and young people aged 15-24 as current specific population location in Tabora Municipal as a market of the innovation project Because they have participated in design of the programs activities and making decision evaluation in this project

What type of operating environment and internal organizational factors make your innovation successful?

Monitoring learning evaluation will continuously be done by project management under the supervision of CEDO. Project technical team will review the monition reports during its quarterly monthly meetings However if found necessary the technical team may convene extra ordinary meeting to review project progress. Monitoring learning evaluation reports approved by technical team will pass through organization executive communities which will authorize them before they sent to donors. Executive committee will meet quarterly to review project progress. Towards donors of project these will be internal evaluation conducted by CEDO. Monitoring and evaluation process will be under takes in a participatory manner involving all key stakeholders of project

Please elaborate on any needs or offers you have mentioned above and/or suggest categories of support that aren't specified within the list

Networks are seen a strategy for linkage, coordination, and exchange between institutions, people who decide voluntarily in concerted manner to pool their efforts, experience, knowledge in order to achieve common goals in relation to health of this age group. Result is a network characterized by adaptability, flexibility in relationships, which is suited to operational capacity of local level