Activities were ;
1. To conduct training for 125 children / youth on HIV/AIDS knowledge and facilitation skills.
2. To form school clubs
3. To provide clubs with sports outfits materials
4. To conduct interschool competitions including trophies,refreshment & transport
5. To conduct one day evaluation meeting6. Monitoring and documentation of work progress.
ACHIEVEMENTS ACCORDING TO THE PLANNED ACTIVITIES IN JAN – JUNE 2011
We conducted skills training for 125 children aged 10 -14 years on HIV/AIDS knowledge and facilitation skills. This was conducted in quarter one as planned, the trainings focused on HIV/AIDS and other STIs transmission, risk of HIV/AIDS among school children ,relationship building among school children ,growth ,body development ,sexuality and HIV/AIDS transmission.
The trainings raised awareness on risk of HIV infection and other sexual health problems to youth. The trainings also raised awareness about how and when to have sex in way that is healthy for individual protection and partiners. Thus youth were empowered to know how to say “NO” to sex when they do not want it, to practice abstinence, to faithful and the use of condoms.
Clubs were formed ,provided with sports outfits and materials ,interschool competitions were conducted ,monitoring and documentation for the activities was done as well as administrative costs paid which enabled us communicate with stakeholders and have the reports.
We conducted an evaluation meeting which involved teachers ,local leaders and children in identifying future needs for youth HIV/AIDS prevention programs in Moshi District.
1. For youth who are already sexually active ,sex education is very important according to evaluation remarks.
2. Sex education helps youth to protect themselves against HIV and unplanned pregnancy
3. Sex education empowered them in making decision ,communication and assertive skills.
4. Youths were equipped with information that will help keep them safe when they do become sexually active.
5. Children are still anxious to have trainings and competitions in the future.
6. Youth aged 10 – 14 years their bodies change quickly ,they also have emotional changes as they start to experience adult emotions such as sexual desire . it is the time when a girl develops into a women and a boy develops into a man.
OTHER CHANGES INCLUDE;
1. They begin to identify more with their peers and less with their families
2. They begin to develop their own identity and want independency from adults.
3. They become more aware of their bodies.
4. Some would want to begin to experiment with sex.
5. Some may not foresee the results of their actions and may takes sexual risks and do not believe that anything bad can happen to them.
6. Youth need sensitization on the benefits of making responsible choices and decisions.
1. Most youth are not yet ready to talk about sex openly.
2. Most youth are not yet free from HIV infections and unplanned pregnancies.
3. Youth have little or No information that can help them to act on their own decision.
4. Youth are less informed on gender role and proper behavior for boys and girls in HIV/AIDS protection through the “ABC” concept.
OVERCOMING THE CHALLENGES AND REQUEST ACCORDING TO THE EVALUATION MEETING.
1. To conduct trainings for primary school children on HIV/AIDS knowledge and facilitation skills.
2. To form school clubs which will be provided with sports outfits materials.
3. To conduct interschool / ward competitions including trophies ,refreshment and transport.