Students Partnership Worldwide
October 30, 2008 at 12:51
Students Partnership Worldwide
A/ General overview of SPW:
SPW Uganda, Youth Empowerment Programme (YEP)
Students Partnership Worldwide (SPW) is a dynamic international development charity that seeks to place young people at the forefront of change and development. Working in 11 countries across the
globe, SPW's programmes focus upon the following global strategic objectives:
* Youth Participation and Leadership
* Sexual and Reproductive Health
* Life Skills and Livelihood Opportunities
SPW adopts a unique youth-led methodology to achieve these objectives - recruiting and training over 1,000 motivated young people each year from across the globe as Volunteer Peer Educators (VPEs),
responsible for leading the implementation of SPW's programmes at the grassroots level.
"The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) is impressed by the work of SPW, especially in the face of the enormous challenges young people are facing."
Nomfanelo Ximiya. UNFPA Programme Officer
B/ SPW facts and figures:
Through it's unique youth-led methodology, SPW is able to deliver high-impact, cost-effective programmes that outreach to thousands of young people in underserved areas of sub-Saharan Africa and
* Regularly outreached to 375,000 students and out of school youth and established 17,500 Support Groups (including teachers, parents and decision-makers) and approximately 200,000 community
* Delivered over 77,000 sexual health, life skills and livelihood lessons
* Facilitated the formation and strengthening of 533 community youth clubs, with over 7,000 members who organise awareness raising events and activities
* Established over 320 youth resource centres, serving as the hub of youth-led activities in each community and providing youth-friendly information, peer support, counselling and referral
"Asante sana (thank you) for this and what you have done. I have been able to know that I am also important in this world. I used to think that I would never do anything that would change this
country but after being involved with SPW, my confidence is built."
Naigaga. Student at Buwenda Primary School, jinja Bistrict, Uganda.
SPW has programmes in: Uganda, Zambia, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Sierra Leone, Nepal, India, the USA and the UK.
A/ Activities implemented:
In Uganda, SPW runs a Youth Empowerment Programme (YEP), which aims at improving communities' livelihoods, and provide life skills to young people, to help them become active leaders and involved
in their community and country's development. This includes a Health Education Programme. All activities are described below:
* Regular health visits with young people,
* Establishment and support of village AIDS Task Forces and sub-county inter-school HIV and AIDS committees, to coordinate local level responses to the pandemic,
* Weekly life skills and leadership development workshops with in school and out of school youth,
* Establishment of entrepreneurs clubs and farmers clubs,
* Teacher training workshops on delivering effective HIV and AIDS information to young people,
* Demonstration and community replication of Sustainable Organic Farming Techniques (SOFT), including kitchen gardening, sack mound development, and tip tap hand washing systems; creation of a
* Support of Income Generating Activities, such as the development of a piggery,
* Establishment and support of Youth-Friendly Resource Centres,
* Advocacy and leadership skills development, to increase young people's involvement in cooperation with local and national authorities.
B/ Latest updates:
* 644 events led / organised by young people through SPW support,
* 137 lessons organised on life skills for young people,
* 1552 young people attended workshops / seminars / talks / sessions organised by SPW on gender issues,
* 400% uptake and replication of fuel efficient stoves,
* 320% uptake and replication of kitchen gardening,
* Delivery of 86 awareness campaigns/events, educating and informing youth and community members about sexual reproductive health,
* Delivery of 709 sexual reproductive health lessons/workshops,
* Delivery of 137 life skills development training workshops,
* 260% uptake and replication of sack mounds.
What can YOU do?
To continue its life saving work and be able to outreach to more young people in Uganda, SPW needs vital support from individuals like yourself. Our cost-effective programme methodology means that
even the smallest donation can make a big difference to the young people we work with. If you require further information on our organisation, or on our programme in Uganda, please visit our
website (www.spw.org) or contact Nicky Morgan at SPW (email: firstname.lastname@example.org, phone: 020 7808 1791). Thank you for your kind support.