Call for Submissions – Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE), Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) and Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM

The Joint UN Programme for Empowering Adolescent Girls has dedicated funds to support 15 small-scale projects to be implemented by adolescent health ambassadors through the National Adolescent Health Ambassadors Challenge (AHATHON).

We are currently receiving school- and community-based project ideas from adolescent health clubs in senior high schools in Ghana.

The finalists will receive seed funding to support implementation of their projects. These projects will be showcased and awarded at the Annual Camp for Health Ambassadors. Finalists will also benefit from a project management training and will pitch their projects to win overall prizes.

CRITERIA FOR SELECTION

a. Applicants should be adolescent club members or trained health ambassadors.

b. Team members should be adolescents (all aged between 10 to 19 years).

c. Project should:

• Address health and development needs of adolescents at the local level (school, community, district).

• Be innovative and provide solutions to problems.

• Be financially feasible.

• Have potential for sustainability and opportunity to upscale and replicate in other settings.

THEMATIC AREAS FOR PROJECTS

• Promotion of Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) with linkages to Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) services for adolescents and young people.

• Menstrual Hygiene Management and its linkages to and/or Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR).

• Promoting/facilitating re-entry of adolescent mothers to school.

• Male (boys and men) engagement in CSE and SRHR.

• Parental involvement in CSE.

• Promoting/facilitating re-entry of adolescent mothers to school.

• Leveraging technology to promote adolescent health and development.

• Alcohol, drugs and substance abuse among adolescents and their implications on SRH of young people.

• Addressing gender norms, stereotyping, discrimination, sexual abuse and implication on SRH of young people.

• Addressing gender norms, stereotyping, discrimination, sexual abuse and implication on SRH of young people.

• Preventing common infections (RTIs/STIs), and diseases amongst adolescents.

MODE OF APPLICATION

Apply through this link: https://form.myjotform.com/Ahambacha/Ahathon.

Applicants are encouraged to print and keep the confirmation of their application and proposal sent to their email, for follow up purposes.

OR

Download a PDF summary of the questions/proposal format on https://adolescenthealthgh.org/, respond and email to ahambacha@gmail.com.

DEADLINE

Applications should be submitted on or before 30th April, 2019.

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