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His Excellency, Dr. Olusegun Agagu, the Executive Governor of Ondo State officially commissioned CEFAID.

His Excellency, Dr. Olusegun Agagu, the Executive Governor of Ondo State officially commissioned the center for Adolescent Information and Development (CEFAID) project in Akoko North West Local Government Area on 17th February, 2004. CEFAID is a collaborative project between Youth Care Projects and Akoko North West Local Government to provide sexuality and reproductive health information and services for young people in the Local Government.

CEFAID was conceived as a strategy or intervention for meeting the needs of young people in the Local Government Area for information, education, guidance, counseling and services with regard to their sexual and reproductive health and rights in addition to empowering and increasing young people’s self – esteem and capacity to solve their own problems and improve their own and other people’s health

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Youth Care Projects conducted a three-day training workshop

During the period under review, Youth Care Projects under CEFAID project conducted a three-day training workshop for 23 health care service providers including nurses, counselors and environmentalists in Akoko North West L.G. The 3 day training which was conducted at Arigidi Youth Development Centre took place between 13th -15th September, 2004.

Training of Peer Health Educators (PHEs)

Under CEFAID Project, Youth Care Projects continued to empower young people with information, knowledge and the skill they need to improve their own health and those of other youth in the Local Government.

Follow-up Activities by the Trained Out-of-School PHEs

The trained PHEs have started to educate their peers on various adolescent sexual and reproductive health issue in their respective communities by organizing rallies, sharing IEC promotional materials and conducting awareness programmes in religious institutions including churches and mosques.

 

Training of Peer Health Educators (PHEs)

Under CEFAID Project, Youth Care Projects Conducted Peer Health Education for in-school youth in the local government area. Young people that were trained as Peer Health Educators were selected from 22 secondary schools in Akoko North West Local Government Area.

 

The Objectives of the PHEs Trainings were:

•To educate participants about adolescent sexual and reproductive health.
•To sensitize participants on the various issues relating to relationships, healthy lifestyle, gender and gender roles.
•To assist young people in developing leadership skills including communication skills, self-esteem, and other life skills required for their healthy development.

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Under CEFAID project, Youth Care Projects in collaboration with Akoko North West Local Government established a fully equipped youth – friendly clinic

Under CEFAID project, Youth Care Projects in collaboration with Akoko North West Local Government established a fully equipped youth – friendly clinic at Arigidi Youth Centre. The clinic is manned by a qualified nurse. The clinic provides professional counseling,  information and care to young people on sexual and reproductive heath problems in a non – judgmental manner.

  • TREATMENT OF MINOR AILMENTS
  • COUNSELING/REFERRALS
  • MEDICAL CHECKUP

 

Youth Care Projects in collaboration with Akoko North West Local Government established a youth information center

Youth Care Projects in collaboration with Akoko North West Local Government established a youth information center at Arigidi-in Akoko North West Local government Area. The land and the building were donated by the community. The youth development centre is critical to the sustenance and overall success of the CEFAID initiative. The Youth Centre serve as a place where young people come into seek and share information on HIV/AIDS/STIs, drug-use and abuse and other sexual and reproductive health issues.

Youth Care Projects conducts workshop, seminars and conferences on adolescent sexual and reproductive health for church teenagers and their leaders

Youth Care Projects conducts workshop, seminars and conferences on adolescent sexual and reproductive health for church teenagers and their leaders. Youth Care Projects’s work with the churches is based on the fact that religion is a key factor of influence in adolescent sexual and reproductive behavior including contraceptive use, on set of sexual activities, adoption and use of family planning methods, male domination, abortion, abstinence and mutual fidelity. Youth Care Projects also trains church leaders so that they can combine their spiritual guidance with the promotion of adolescent sexual and reproductive health in their churches.

OBJECTIVES OF Youth Care Projects’S CHURCH ACTIVITIES

To sensitize Pastors and teenagers’ teachers on the reproductive health needs and problems of adolescents.
To train pastors and teenagers’ teachers on how to approach reproductive health issues freely without any inhibitions with their youths.
To equip them with adequate and sincere information on adolescent sexual and reproductive health issues.
To train them on counseling skills in adolescent sexual and reproductive health.

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Youth Care Projects increased the capacity of staff and volunteers.

For the organization to achieve its set objectives, Youth Care Projects during the period under review increased the capacity of staff and volunteers. This took the form of in house training and other external training programmes aimed at increasing staff knowledge of key issues in adolescent sexual and reproductive health and rights. Staff training also covers areas of counseling, communications and facilitation skills.

 

TRAINING OF PTAS

Youth Care Projects conducted a three-day training workshop for Parents Teachers Association (PTAs) from seven schools in Akoko North West L.G. The training workshop which was held between 28th –30th September 2004, at the Arigidi youth development center involved 28 participants.

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