Shomies' is a slang word used by young people in our communities which means 'friends'.

Aim:
To effect positive and healthy lifestyle changes amongst 100 000 young people, which will contribute to the reduction of HIV/Aids, teenage pregnancy and gender based violence in the next 5 years.


Objectives:
  • To minimise the rate of teenage pregnancy.
  • To contribute to the halving of the rate of new HIV/Aids infections and other STIs.
  • To contribute to the decrease in the rate of substance abuse.
  • To contribute to the decrease in the rate of gender based violence among young people.



Activities:

  • Recruitment of 30 High Schools in rural areas.
  • Training 900 Peer educators on basic counselling skills.
  • Reach out to 20 000 young people in high schools per year through awareness activities planned by Shomies in a form of:
    • Sports activities
    • Debate competitions
    • Speech & Drama

 

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