Leadership Action Plan Belize 2009
Hummingbirds: “Flying Towards Positive Change”, Corozal District
LAP Objective: • Increase the knowledge of SRH and gender issues, including correct use of contraceptives, STI prevention, and the prevention of unwanted pregnancy of 75 young people ages 15-25 years. • Increase the knowledge of Sexual Rights laws in Belize of 25 young people and their capacity to defend their rights.
Achieved Outcomes: • Implemented a 2-day training where 36 youth were trained in SRH issues. • Applied for and were awarded a grant of $4,300 USD from the US Embassy through the American Ambassador’s HIV Prevention Program, a project of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator along with its Caribbean Regional Office of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief. • Promoted and implemented the first ever Health Fair in Corozal Town; over 110 community members participated. • Coordinated a Youth Olympics where they promoted healthy sexuality, which involved over 200 high school students.
Estimated # of youth reached: 346
Leadership Action Plan Belize 2008
Sugar Daddy Syndrome, Dangriga
LAP Objective: Increase the SRH knowledge of 10 young people, ages 12-19, and 10 parents by 60% in order to combat “Sugar Daddy Syndrome” (SDS). Decrease incidence of SDS by 60% among young women by training 25 young women peer educators who in turn will each train 25 other young women.
Achieved Outcomes: Collaborated theDelilleAcademy for Underprivileged Students to create the “Little Sisters Club”, which helped improve SRH knowledge of 40 girls ages 13-17.
Estimated # of youth reached: 40
Leadership Action Plan Belize 2007
Youth Sexual Reproductive Health, Punta Gorda and Bella Vista
LAP Objective: • Increase the SRH knowledge of 25 youth leaders, ages 13 to 17. • Increase the knowledge of HIV and SRH in youth ages 13 to 17 through the implementation of an HIV and SRH awareness campaign.
Achieved Outcomes: • Trained 18 youth leaders, ages 13-17, in SRH topics. Implemented an SRH awareness campaign, which included working with to implement workshops, participating on talk shows, and giving condom demonstrations.
Estimated # of youth reached: 18 peer educators trained, with over 100 youth outreached.
Leadership Action Plan Belize 2006
Training on Sexual and Reproductive Health, Cayo District
LAP Objective: Increase knowledge of SRH issues, including available contraceptives that are free of charge, among youth inArenalVillage.
Achieved Outcomes: • Trained 17 youth peer-educators. • Conducted a 3-day camping outing and SRH workshop for the youth of Arenal. • Organized an SRH forum and health fair for over 100 youth and families, and received additional funding from the Cayo District to implement.
Estimated # of youth reached: 150
Leadership Action Plan Belize 2005
Knowledge without Borders, Corozal and Orange Walk
LAP Objective: • Increase institutional knowledge of SRH topics in 5 institutions through the implementation of a SRH and leadership skills training. • Increase public awareness about HIV/AIDS among 500 youths in northern Belize through an AIDS benefit concert.
Achieved Outcomes: • Provided SRH training to 50 youth, ages 13-19, of various backgrounds in the rural areas of Orange Walk Town. • Implemented a sports program where over 90 youth received SRH information.
Estimated # of youth reached: 140
Leadership Action Plan Belize 2004
Youth Empowerment Project (YES), Belmopan
LAP Objective: Develop a peer educator training in order to train 30 youth from Orange Walk Technical High School and the National 4-H and Youth Development Center to act as peer educators in key SRH issues.
Achieved Outcomes: In 2004, the team’s LAP evolved into a permanent program of the 4-H and Youth Development Center and continues to serve hundreds of youth each year.
Estimated # of youth reached: 30 peer educators trained, with over 2,000 youth outreached.