Three days are behind and seven more are coming. More than 100 activities are conducted in more than 40 countries in two days. Let’s have a look what was done on 3rd day of the campaign.
Four young activists in Algiers recorded a Y-PEER song to talk about youth leadership and prevention of HIV among youth – getting to zero. It’s in the process of finalization and will be presented in coming days of the campaign. Interested? Let young voices be heard and spread the world!
Another great activity with wide mass media coverage was conducted. Y-PEER could distribute widely the 10 DoA Press release via TV, radio, social media channels. Additional to this they had on-line session with journalist on main topics of 10 DoA campaign. The program will be launched soon. It means more is coming!
This is not all. Additionally to the above, Y-PEERians met with leaders of Adventist Church to discuss about their support to migrants and PLHIV, and in promotion of STI and HIV screening among population. An inspirational activism of young people!
By indicating 10 DoA campaign we can’t talk about peer education and peer educators, their role and importance. In this regard Bulgarian Red Cross Youth Shumen and club “Rebels” Varna organized an inter-regional training in Shumen with participation of 25 volunteers. The topics were “Interactive methods for being a good Peer Educator” and “Why am I a Peer Educator“. Participants could listen to and share experience with trainers as Adrian Yordanov, Focal Point-in-Charge of Y-PEER Bulgaria, Paulina Kaloyanova, Peer Educator from club “Rebels” and Preslava Ivanova, Youth Coordinator of the club of Shumen. The main point of this training was to make volunteers realize the importance of being a Peer educator and what should they do in order to succeed in this area in the foreseeable future. This training will be continuing on 4th day of activism, too. We wish good luck in promotion of peer education!
There was overwhelming response received in the second workshop of “Annual Adolescent Peer Educators’ Orientation Course in Life Skills” that was conducted on the topic “Preventing Substance Abuse & Allied High Risk Behaviors”, with almost 150-200 participants from various kinds of schools, in and around Delhi. This was held in National Science centre, New Delhi by Expressions India- The National Life Skills Education & School Wellness Program. The workshop started with the reporting of the previous workshop by some of the peer educators, followed by street plays and finally laying the ground for today’s theme by showcasing different movies related to “Substance abuse”. The participants were divided into groups and were asked to give presentation on topics assigned to them. After this case study was discussed reflecting about allied high risk behaviors associated with abuse of substances. The information material in the form of booklet was also distributed to help the peer educators in conducting the similar session in their schools. The other events that are going to happen under 10 DOA were also introduced in the gathering.
Along with all these, Y-PEERians in India have facilitated a session on “Importance of plant in our life” with the school students of 7th , 8th and 9th class of Khulia Sebashram School, Sambalpur. The students of this school planted trees. They also planned and designed a campaign to share their learning with the villagers. In the campaign they designed and practiced the slogan, posters, drama, song, and other entertaining activities. Also a rally in the entire village was organized and performed it in front of the villagers.
This awesome initiative was very much appreciated by people of the community. They promised to support the students to make a green environment in the area. Besides the villagers requested young people to facilitate more issue based campaigns by which they can get knowledge on other issues. After this campaign many children also came forward to plant trees in their cornfield. Isn't this inspiring? That is how we make world change!
Media plays a very important role in changing minds, and Y-PEER Jordan used this tool in a very effective way.
On the third day of 10DOA Young people from Y-PEER Jordan and partner organizations have attended Caffeine program on radio Mazaj FM. They have made a very interesting and entertaining discussion on continuing activities related to gaining advocacy and documenting experience. Not only discussing these topics, but also giving the listeners in Jordan more knowledge on how young people in Y-PEER are involved in the decision making process in their country and around the world. Together with other partners' of National Network respresentatives they gave huge overview on the things done and future plans of the 10DOA Campaign.
One other activity performed in Jordan during the 3rd Day of Activism was an interview given by Y-PEERians for the radio station of the University of Jordan, which is an important media, as the main target audience of this station are young people. During this interview listeners could learn more about the campaign and got inspired by the enthusiasm of Y-PEERs, their big contribution and involvement. Wondering what the Day 4 will bring? Stay with 10 DOA Campaign FM :)!
The 3rd day of activism in Lebanon was launched by raising awareness of young people about HIV and AIDS, stigma and discrimination against PLHIV. The Lebanese Red Cross Youth – Tyr conducted a friendly discussion with young people on HIV issues. It was organized and hosted in the Red Cross center. This activity was dedicated more on increasing of internal capacity of the center on HIV prevention. As a result young people gained clear image on HIV issues, how to work in the community and how to be sensitive to PLHIV, especially young people.
Strengthening capacity, exchanging experience, learning more about project management and advocacy, that is how Y-PEER Macedonia spent their Third Day of Activism in Struga.
Starting with 3rd of September Y-PEER Macedonia in the frames of 10 Days of Activism is working on capacity building and raising awareness among young people for engaging them into decision making process considering their health and well-being. The trainings which will last until 6th of Setember, 2012, cover such important topics as project management and advocacy. This trainings were organized for over 40 peer educators in order to strengthen their capacities. During this first day of the training, participants were inspired to push Y-PEER agenda and focus on SRHR, SE, YFS and active citizenship. It is amazing to feel how young people in Macedonia are infected with Y-PEER spirit are looking forward to contribute to Y-PEER mission.
Y-PEER capacity building trainings are one of the interesting activities with lots of communication, interaction and changing experience. If you are following us, then you are aware that in Morocco young people their activism with peer training. The 3rd day of the training was dedicated to Reproductive health and STIs issues. Through interactive approach, such as role plays, discussions and constant communication in the training 25 young people could raise their knowledge and skills on reproductive health and STIs and one of the most important is to break taboos in this field. We hope that those young people will be agent of changes and share gained information with others. Good luck in their beginnings!
From September 1st we are keeping to increase knowledge and skills of young people on sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) in different part of the world. And the 3rd day of the campaign in Pakistan was dedicated to raising awareness of 45 young people on SRHR. They were invited to the Noor Mahel Hotal Vehari and get acquainted with Mr. Taswar Abbas, who introduced the activity and gave information on 10 DoA campaign, and Ms. Bushra Manzoor, Mr. Asif Ali who had interactive session on SRHR. Forty five young people actively participated in the session and tried to learn more from trainers. In the end Mr. Umer Draz conducted Review session among the youngsters on sexual education and health. The review was very interesting.
Mongolia national team could organize three different activities on this day. The first activity with involvement of 100 school students was conducted at the opening ceremony of school year. Young activists could share information about 10 DoA campaign and distribute Y-PEER brochures and badges. Young people were invited to join Y-PEER national team and become a volunteer. Of course while telling about Y-PEER activities you share information on SRHR issues, so young activists also distributed condoms among population.
Moreover, they organized a fun activity with drawing Y-PEER and 10 DoA logos on the faces. When a young person was sitting to draw a logo on his/her face, Y-PEERians were sharing information about Y-PEER and 10 DoA campaign. This was promotional activity where everybody could enjoy spending time.
After all these promotional activities, national team joined a concert organized by Students Union to help and support in mobilizing of young people. During concert we could demonstrate short videos on 10 DoA campaign and once again call for activism. The concert was supported by more than 20 artists (youth bands, singers and dancers). They were sharing positive messages and encouraging young people for activism. This was a great event to promote the campaign and end the 3rd day.
10 DoA campaign is reaching young people though different activities in order to increase their knowledge and skills in the field of SRHR. An interesting activity was organized in 5 public libraries of Bucharest by Marie Stopes International Romania. This organization developed a questionnaire on contraception and distributed it. All young people who filled the survey received a free subscription to the public libraries network for five years. This was a pleasant activity with pleasant present.
Y-PEER Turkey FPC Ali Karakaş, attended a radio program called ‘’Paylaştıkça’’ (“Sharing”) at the governmental and one of the main radio stations of Turkey with the largest coverage around the country, TRT Radio, to give information about 10 DoA in Ankara. During his interview Ali has shared with the listeners lots of important information regarding the campaign objectives and aims, the activities made up to day and plans for future. This activity was a very important input in the awareness raising about Y-PEER and 10 Days of Activism, youth rights on SRHR and access. Interview that FPC Turkey has attended not only is a good contribution to the campaign, but is also a good sign showing the interest of mass media towards 10 DOA campaign. Looking forward for more news from 10 DOA in Turkey, and fascinated by the upcoming 7 days of Activism!
The day 3 of 10 DOA Campaign turned out to be very fruitful for Y-PEER Uzbekistan, where the campaign activists have conducted two seminars in different cities and a great workshop.
The first one, was a seminar for 21 young people “We are youth, will build future without HIV/AIDS”, which was organized and hosted by CYI “Kelajak Ovozi” in Tekmez city, school #7. This seminar was conducted in the frames of “10 DoA” Campaign. During this session participants could get information about the Campaign, Y-PEER Network and basic information about HIV/AIDS.
Another seminar held by Y-PEER Uzbekistan was conducted in Djizzak city, Teachers' Training Institute, and the topic of this seminar was “Prevention of HIV/AIDS”, where 23 young people gained information about the campaign, HIV/AIDS prevention, Y-PEER Network and how to use the interactive methods.
The third activity conducted on this day was a workshop “Healthy generation – Healthy future” organized by NGO “Mehrjon” in Kuvasay city. This workshop was organized for newly married women and young girls. Trainers gave them information about HIV/AIDS, Reproductive Health and personal hygiene. At the end of the workshop information materials about HIV/AIDS and STI were distributed to the participants. This workshop was held along with the partners of Y-PEER network, such as CMY “Kamolot” Kavasay city branch, who hosted the event, Administration of Kuvasay city, Sport and Culture department of Kuvasay city and Fund “Mahallya”.
The overwhelming job done by Y-PEER Uzbekistan is just the beginning of the campaign, and there is one whole week behind, join us if you are inspired by what these guys do, and keep tracking coming days!
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