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Support Reproductive Health in Gambia

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The Gambia Family Planning Association

Who are you trying to help? What issue are you trying to address?

The objective of the project is to provide services to the youths, and people living with HIV/AIDS as these groups are faced with:

a – Increase in sexual transmitted infections including HIV/AIDS.
b – Premarital and unprotected sexual relations resulting in unwanted teenage pregnancies and unsafe abortions.
c – The denial syndrome among youths as most of them do not believe in the existence of HIV/AIDS.
d – Inadequate youth friendly information services centers.
e – Ignorance of SRH and right issues including societal and religious misconceptions especially for the differently able people.
f – Inadequate decision making power and rights for young people especially women.

The project will help create skills for the young people by teaching them various skills such as Internet browsing, computer repairs and software development.

The project will recruit youth peer health educators who will be trained to provide quality sexual reproductive health education to young including the under served and the differently able persons.

Community based distributors will be recruited whose responsibilities will be to provide health services and information to the communities such as followup visits, home visits, lectures and referrals to youth who may require such services.

What is your project and how will it help?

The goal of this project is to contribute to the increase in use of integrated sexual reproductive health information and services. The objectives are:

a – Strengthen the capacity of fifty (50) Youth Action Movement (YAM) members on sexual reproductive health information dissemination among young people by end December 2012.
b – Increase access to and use of sexual reproductive health information and services among young people,women within the childbearing age and differently able persons.
c – Strengthen the Gambia family Planning Association’s youth volunteers capacity on computer use and basic management skills for adolescents/youth sexual reproductive health in NEWFOY, Bwiam, and Basse.
d – It will help increase the availability and use of family planning couselling, contraceptives services, voluntary counselling and testing to couples and individuals with the reproductive age group by the end of the project duration.
e – It will help assist young people in their educational challenges through the use of the resource centre (library) which could be use as reference centre.
f – It will be the place where young people can seek information regarding their sexual reproductive health concerns and HIV/AIDS screening centre for those who wish to undergo the HIV/AIDS tests.
- and much more.

How can other people partner with you on your project?

The Association has an open door policy and can partner with any institution and agency. This is done through the signing of a memorandum of understanding stating the areas of interest of which you participate fully.

Currently the Association is partnering with a lot of agencies both at policy and implementation stages.

Please detail the resources that you need.

Training of YAM members – D183,180
Celebrate All Girls Day – D61,500
20 Computers -D600,000
Resource Materials (Books) D150,000
Drugs and Consumables – D200,000
Lab Items – D150,000
Game material – D65,000
2 Printers – D50,000
Poster/Leaflets – D65,000
Radio Spots (Air Time) – D85,000
TV Shows (Air Time ) – D160,000
Fuel – D160,000

(Gambian Dalasi 100,000 = USD 3,300)

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Partnership types

Project funding

Regions / countries / territories

Africa: Gambia

Global issues

Children, youth and family welfare; HIV/AIDS, TB, malaria, health and medical


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