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SRH mid-year report
Students and Youth Working on Reproductive Health Action Team (SAYWHAT)
June 20, 2013

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Introduction and background

This report provides a detailed analysis of the results chain emanating from the activities implemented by the SRH department between the period January-June 2013. The report shall provide a narration of planned versus implemented activities as well as an analysis of the variance in planned activities during the period under review. The SRH department’s activities were designed to complement SAYWHAT’s three strategic objectives of

  • Generating and sharing information on sexual and reproductive health including rights amongst students;
  • Network and advocating for students sexual and reproductive health rights and;
  • Providing support and enhance the capacity of students on SRH related programming areas.

The above objectives were realised from the activities that were drawn from three projects under the SRH department namely the wise up campaign supported by PEPFAR, HASP supported by OXFAM and the YES Project supported by SAIH.

During the period under review the SRH department trained 60 students in youth friendly service provision and coalition building. These trainings enhanced the capacity of the students to coordinate college based activities in a youth friendly manner and optimizing on locally available resources. Trained students were able to develop and implement college based work plans that had interactive activities such as the inter-college debates, sexual harassment public lectures, SRH information kiosk during inter-college games and SRH dialogues in hostels. These activities ensured the sharing of SRH information to the wider college community and increased student knowledge levels on key aspects such as positive living, contraception, male circumcision and available SRH services.

The SRH department used edutainment under the wise up campaign and involved student artists as well as branded t-shirts to encourage the student community in making informed choices on their SRH life styles.

The SRH department ensured learning and sharing by partnering like-minded organisation in media campaigns targeting young people on positive living, challenges of multiple concurrent partnerships and youth participation in SRH programming. The department supported the review of SRH related manuals at national level such as the national voluntary male circumcision manual in partnership with the Ministry of Health and the SRH sports manual in partnership with the world education council programme.

Cumulatively, the SRH department ensured student ownership of initiatives targeting their peers and self.

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