Name of the activity: IMUNZI PROJECT

Country/NMO: Zimbabwe (ZiMSA), Denmark (IMCC)

Program: Comprehensive Sexuality Education

 

Contact information: [email protected]

Type of the activity: Education

 

General description:

We conduct bootcamps twice a year in Vic Fall(Mat North). In these bootcamps 5 Zimsa delegates go and educate over 80 Youth Ambassadors who will then go into their various communities teaching peers on HIV and other aspects of SRH throughout the year.
In Harare, Bulawayo and Gweru Medical Students visit High schools and conduct sessions where they teach the school children through fun and interactive methods.

Focus area:

Peer Education with adolescents and young people on a variety of topics pertaining to Sexual Health

Problem statement:

The WHO puts comprehensive sexual knowledge among Zimbabwean youth at 50%. However in Matembeleland North Province of Zimbabwe it is lower than 30%. The HIV prevalence in the rest of the country stands at around 14% but in Matebeleland North it is over 20%.
In a nutshell the aim of the IMUNZI project is to improve comprehensive Sexual knowledge and thereby decrease the HIV prevalence particularly in Mat North and the Nation at large.

 

Target groups and beneficiaries:

Mainly adolescents, High School students

Objectives and indicators of success:

To increase sexual knowledge
To reduce HIV prevalence

 

Methodology:

We conduct bootcamps twice a year in Vic Fall(Mat North). In these bootcamps 5 Zimsa delegates go and educate over 80 Youth Ambassadors who will then go into their various communities teaching peers on HIV and other aspects of SRH throughout the year.
In Harare, Bulawayo and Gweru Medical Students visit High schools and conduct sessions where they teach the school children through fun and interactive methods.

Plans for evaluation:

We had questionaires and surveys at the start of the project in 2014. We periodically do them trhroughout the project and we will have them again in 2018 when the project ends and compare them over time.