CSA has been supported by the Swedish Association for Sexuality Education (RFSU) to implement SRH project from 2013 to update with aim of improving SRH outcomes amongst young people age 12-24 in Mt. Elgon Sub County. The following are some of the set results for the project: improved knowledge and skills in SRHR amongst young people 12-24 years; increased access to youth friendly SRHR services amongst young people 12-24 years and; enhanced supportive community environment for SRHR education and services for young people 12-24 years in Mt. Elgon Sub County.
Improved Knowledge and Skills in SRHR amongst Young People
There have been engagement meetings with MOEST on the importance of SRHR education and a list of schools that will implement the SRHR education was identified and signed by MOUs. Gaps in the curriculum were identified and training guide was developed. Sensitisation meetings with head teachers, PTA and BOG were conducted for greater understanding and acceptance for CSA’s work. Training needs assessment was conducted and 60 teachers were trained on ASRHR. PALS from 30 schools were trained and 30 clubs were established. Supporting peer sessions and club activities and monitoring and evaluation was a continuous activity in the project.
Increased access to SRHR and GBV services
Health facilities where referrals will be made were selected. 18 health providers and 18 service providers were trained on delivery of youth friendly services and 6 youth friendly rooms were established. 17 peer educators were trained and the project continuously support peer service provision at the health facilities. Facilitate community outreaches and health education talks was also a continuous activity within the project.
Enhanced supportive community environment for ASRH education and services for young people
An oversight committee was established to steer the project and sensitisation meetings for stakeholders were conducted. 30 chiefs and assisting chiefs were trained on SRHR and 3 community units were induced with SRH and SGBV. One community dialogue was conducted to increase space for discussion of SRH and SGBV issues however more dialogues are to be conducted. Conduct community outreaches is a continuous process. Two talk shows on local FM radio stations has been conducted to increase awareness on SRH issues though more talk shows are planned.
Key Results Included:
- Improved knowledge and skills in SRHR amongst young people 12-24 years in Mt. Elgon sub county
- Increased access to youth friendly SRHR services amongst young people 12-24 years in Mt. Elgon Sub County.
- Enhanced supportive community environment for SRHR education and services for young people 12-24 years in Mt. Elgon Sub County.