Hiv / Aids prevention program among youth
• Stop HIV / AIDS spread within adolescents and youth to reverse the current trend.
• Through associations, clubs and youth organizations, an increasing number of girls and boys aged 13 to 24 years are fully involved, in activities that affect them and thus gain adequate psychosocial skills to prevent AIDS, khat, alcohol and other drugs.
• Implementation of the Youth Policy and strengthening of youth organizations
• Strengthening adolescents and youth’s Lifeskills in and outside of school structures
• Improvement of access to basic social services tailored to the needs of adolescents and the youth.
Those strategies are accompanied by important communication and social mobilization tools.
• Improving the institutional and operational framework in creating intersectorial coordination mechanisms and monitoring youth policy’s evaluation; developing of a mid term expenditure strategic document for 2008-2012 period.
• Support socio-cultural projects initiated and implemented by youth associations and clubs in poor areas.
• Develop a national Lifeskills curriculum targeting children, adolescents and youth.
• Support aimed at providing children, adolescents and youth required knowledge and psychosocial skills to protect themselves against drugs, criminality, STIs and HIV / AIDS.
• Provide peer education, counseling and guidance to promote voluntary and anonymous testing as well as a better access to condoms… in the Community Development Centers (CDC), Community Health Centers, playgrounds and leisure areas, vocational training centers, schools • Along the road corridor: develop and duplicate containers offering a range of services (monitoring, counseling and guidance on HIV / AIDS, promotion of condom…) targeting truckers and adolescent and youth:
• Raise awareness on HIV / AIDS during mass mobilizations through concerts, festivals…
• Each year sensitize about 70,000 adolescents and young people on HIV / AIDS through organization of mass sports (football, handball, volleyball…) in poor areas.
The main partners are:
- The Ministry of Youth, Sports, Recreation and Tourism
- The Executive Secretariat for the Fight against AIDS, Malaria and Tuberculosis
- The National Programme for the Fight against AIDS within the Ministry of Health
- The Ministry of National Education and Higher Education
- The Ministry of Women Promotion, Family Welfare and Social Affairs
- The National Union of Djiboutian Women (UNFD) and community-based associations
- Family Heath International (FHI)
- The French Development Agency (AFD)
- Percentage of youth organization having established socio-cultural projects
- Number of projects implemented by young people
- Activity report and supervision forms on youth organizations
- Statistical yearbook on young people with yearly updated information
- Number of young people sensitized during mass mobilization campaigns (sports, festivals…)
- Number of condoms distributed per year
- Number of youth receiving voluntary and anonymous testing
- Number of boys and girls who have received advice and guidance on HIV/AIDS