Sunday, December 20, 2015

Post-quake joint youth initiative approaches its end

The Youth Leads in Emergency project being run by UNFPA, Restless Development, Y-PEER, Yuwalaya, and Yuwa is soon to conclude in this December.  

In this project, a group of 35 peer educators have been orientated to work with youth in the communities on different issues and conduct awareness programs at post-earthquake camps, schools and clubs of the Kathmandu Valley.

Specific activities include trainings on life skills, leadership skills, sexual reproductive health rights, HIV/AIDS, gender-based violence and entrepreneurship. As many as eight Yuwalaya volunteers, trained life skills trainers, have conducted dozens of life skills sessions with and for hundreds of youth.

Under the same project, Yuwalaya has also carried out a media monitoring. Total 10 national broadsheets published from Kathmandu Valley have been included to study their coverage of youth engagement in post-earthquake relief, recovery and reconstruction campaigns.

Yuwalaya is currently preparing the final report of the project.

The project had begun in July 2015.

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