Sexuality and life skills: participatory activities on sexual reproductive health with young people

Sexuality and life skills: participatory activities on sexual reproductive health with young people

Participatory activities on sexual and reproductive health with young people

This toolkit is a result of team work between sexual and reproductive health practitioners working with young people in Zambia, Malawi Zimbabwe and Uganda. It is written for anyone who wants to facilitate participatory learning activities with young people to equip them with knowledge, positive attitudes and skills to grow up and enjoy sexual and reproductive health and well- being.

The toolkit's intended audience includes peer educators, outreach workers, school teachers and community workers. It covers themes on community mobilisation, gender and sexuality, prevention, reproductive health, stigma and discrimination. The educational approach to behavioural change used in the toolkit is based on the belief that people actively learn through participatory problem solving activities related to their own lives.

Specifically the tool aims to assist facilitators to: 

  • provide accurate and complete factual information to young people 
  • plan appropriate and educational activities for groups of young people that enable them to analyse their own situations , resources and needs 
  • apply new knowledge to their own lives 
  • increase awareness of their own values and attitudes 
  • develop their self esteem and confidence 
  • develop life skills for example communication and assertiveness skills, problem solving and decision making 
  • build trust and take collective action as a group 
  • follow up and evaluate their work

 

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