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imparts life skills on Zengeza youths
Youth Agenda Trust
September 05, 2013
Zengeza in Chitungwiza are receiving training on life skills from
Youth Agenda Trust (YAT) as part of the project, Breaking the Culture
of Silence, which has been running since 2012 and stretches to 2014.
The life skills training comes against the backdrop of young people
who are increasingly engaging in risky lifestyles that are threatening
their physical, spiritual and mental well being. The 3-day training
is specifically covering areas such as HIV and AIDS, gender, culture,
drug and alcohol abuse, gender based violence and their relation
to HIV/AIDS. The training is also touching on all aspects of sexual
reproductive health including health rights and health activism.
The training has attracted 25 youths from 5 different wards in Zengeza
who are being mentored to take up leadership positions in their
communities and spearhead programmes that are aimed at reducing
the spread of HIV and to educate their peers on sexual and reproductive
youths will also form the core of community peer educators who will
share knowledge and experience with their peers. The youths will
also be tasked with popularising New Generation Leadership, an approach
that has been embraced by the region, to ensure that local leadership
leads the fight from the front as the country strives to reduce
HIV to zero.
ends tomorrow (Friday) and will see doctors, counselors and social
workers interacting and sharing their knowledge with the young people.
Next week, YAT will take the training to Epworth and seeks to attract
youths from all the seven wards in the area.
Some of the
training materials were provided by SAFAIDS
and Zimbabwe Doctors
for Human Rights.
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