Guatemala Leadership Action Plan

GOJoven Aguacatan_2013Leadership Action Plan Guatemala 2012

Living Responsibly, Sololá

LAP Objective: • Educate 200 adolescents on pregnancy prevention through the implementation of a SRH media campaign with radio and TV programs, covering the 6 municipalities of the Sololá Department. • Increase knowledge by 25% in 150 youth ages 12-17 about SRH topics to avoid unwanted pregnancies in the 6 municipalities of the Sololá Department.

Achieved Outcomes: • Wrote and broadcasted 6 radio programs reaching the entire Sololá department in topics ranging from human rights, sexual and reproductive rights, national laws concerning SRH, and gender-based violence prevention. • Successfully trained 195 youth in SRH topics in a series of workshops; 73% of participants had increased their knowledge by the end of the  final workshop.

Estimated # of youth reached: 195 +

Leadership Action Plan Guatemala 2011

Reducing Pregnancies in Adolescents and Youth in Chiantla, Aguacatan, Huehuetenango and Colotenango

LAP Objective: • Increase knowledge about adolescent pregnancy prevention among 150 community leaders ages 12 to 24 who will then share this knowledge with communities in Chiantla, Aguacatan, Huehuetenango and Colotenango in 2012 and 2013. • Coordinate institutional strengthening for 9 governmental and non-governmental partners on the topic of youth SRH in Chiantla, Aguacatan, Huehuetenango and Colotenango in 2012 and 2013.

Achieved Outcomes: • Successfully trained 150 youth in SRH topics, and assisted 100 youth in the dissemination of their knowledge through health fairs, informational talks, and peer-to-peer training. • Created directory of all SRH-related organizations in Chiantla, Aguacatán, Colotenango and  Huehuetenango; the team has been actively involved with the SRH Observatory, has helped implement the youth policy in Huehuetenango, and gave informational talks at the “Network for Responsible Fatherhood and Motherhood.”

Estimated # of youth reached: 150 +

Leadership Action Plan Guatemala 2010

Organizations in the Reproductive Health Observatory (OSAR), Alta Verapaz

LAP Objective: Increase the participation of youth leaders and their host Organizations in the Reproductive Health Observatory (OSAR) of Alta Verapaz to make decisions advocating for the SRH of adolescents ages 10 to 19.

Sept 2012 Nat Mtng 2 GT Leadership Action Plan Guatemala 2009

Komon Uk’Ux Ulew (Heart of the Earth Collective), Quetzaltenango

LAP Objective: Increase awareness and support among NGOs, development organizations, government, and religious groups for the prevention of HIV/AIDs among youth.

Achieved Outcomes: • Increase access to SRH information for 550 indigenous adolescents and youth, between 13 and 20 years of age. • Strengthen understanding of gender equity and SRH of 50 indigenous adolescents and youth.

Estimated # of youth reached: 2,000

Leadership Action Plan Guatemala 2008

Expresión Juvenil, Cuestiones de Vida, Livingston, El Estor, Los Amates and Izabal

LAP Objective: Over a period of six months, 25% of listeners of Expresión Juvenil’s radio programming in will be able to describe 5 to 11 of the covered topics.

Achieved Outcomes: The team aired a call-in program titled “My body…who decides?” on Radio Rio Dulce 107.9 over a 6 month period, during which they aired a total of 5 shows.

Estimated # of youth reached: 2,000

Leadership Action Plan Guatemala 2007

Prevention of Adolescent Pregnancies in ages 12 to 19 years of age, Puerto Barrios and Livingston

LAP Objective: • Increase the SRH knowledge of 25 youth, ages 12 -19, in five selected schools. • Strengthen the SRH leadership of 15 youth  from 5 selected schools.

Achieved Outcomes: • Conducted a total of 26 SRH trainings, training a total of 181 youth.  • Collaborated with local NGOs to conduct workshops, talk shows, demonstrations and home visits.

Estimated # of youth reached: 100

Leadership Action Plan Guatemala 2006

Strengthening the Youth Network for SRH and Rights, Peten

LAP Objective: • Increase the SRH knowledge of 30 indigenous youth leaders, ages 10-24. • Strengthen the Youth Network’s knowledge of sexual and reproductive rights by integrating 30 indigenous youth leaders into their 2007 action plan. • Increase the SRH rights knowledge of 100 indigenous youth in the network.

Achieved Outcomes: • Networked with UNFPA representatives regarding project and possible funding opportunities. • Implemented a SRH education media campaign. • Conducted educational outreach to fellow’s organizations and the Integral Commission; created MOUs with network organizations; and created a network database. • Developed and conducted peer training for 12 youth coordinators on power, inter-cultural issues and the creation of alliances.

Estimated # of youth reached: 200

Leadership Action Plan Guatemala 2005

Let’s Talk Youth to Youth, Guatemala City Area

LAP Objective: • Strengthen the leadership of 20 youth, ages 13 -18, over one year through two camping outings utilizing interactive methodologies. • Raise the awareness of parents enabling them to contribute to the SRH education of the youth participating in the camps.

Achieved Outcomes: The team conducted parent outreach, implemented 2 camps and provided follow-up sessions to the participants.

Estimated # of youth reached: 60

Leadership Action Plan Guatemala 2004

Promoting Sexual and Reproductive Health Among Guatemalan Youth, Chimaltenango, Escuintla, Solola, and Totonicopan

LAP Objective: Increase awareness and support among NGOs, development organizations, government, and religious groups for the prevention of HIV/AIDs among youth.

Achieved Outcomes: The youth-targeted HIV/AIDS prevention video the team produced and distributed to the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Education and numerous national and international non-profit organizations working with youth is still being utilized by some of these institutions to educate youth.

Estimated # of youth reached: 5,000

 

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