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(A) AJAN’s workshop for youth trainers.

Three  delegates i.e. two Sisters of Mercy and the Mercy Education office program officer attended AJAN’s fully sponsored workshop for youth trainers a five (5) day residential workshop  held from February 1st-5th with 2017.. AJAN HIV and AID Prevention Programme for the Youth (AHAPPY) promotes integral development of youth aged 10-24 years old. The target group is divided into two major categories: primary (youth aged 10-24 years old) and secondary target: teachers, parents, youth animators and others in direct contact with youth.

This programme is unique in a number of ways. It is based on the teachings of the Catholic Church, specifically inspired by Ignatian pedagogy, African wisdom that helps the youth to easily relate to content and it also reflects the reality of the African youth as the content was developed in light of what was gathered directly from this population. AHAPPY instils values that will help this young person to find his/her ground in the midst of many risks and vulnerability they are exposed to today the likes of drugs and substance abuse, Identity crisis, Sexuality crisis, suicidal tendencies, depression, negative peer influence, bullying, radicalization and criminal gangs, teenage pregnancy, among others.

The purpose of participating at the training was to enhance the capacity of teachers and other educators on the programme. This was to be followed by the newly trained continuing to implement and train others in their respective institutions.

  •  AHAPPY Mercy Associated schools TOT training for teachers and Social Workers 23rd – 25th June, 2017

Education office organised for the training of their teachers and invited AJAN Coordinators Fr. Paterne and Caroline to be part of the facilitators.

The theme of the training was “Raising AHAPPY Generation”.

The sessions were very interactive and involving and participants were actively engaged in the program. The training focused on the AJAN HIV & AIDS Prevention Program for the Youth Manual that comprised of 5 modules, which addressed topics such as Self Awareness, STDs/ STIs, HIV/AIDS, State of HIV among Youth in Kenya, Prevention, Factors, Risks and Vulnerability among Youth, Combating Stigma, Prevention, Abstinence and Behavior Change, Developing Life Skills, values and principle for young people.

OBJECTIVE OF THE TRAINING

  • To equip participants with accurate information and knowledge about topics related to Human Development, Sexuality, HIV and AIDS and Drugs and Substance Abuse
  • To create a forum for participants to share challenges, network and formulate solutions to some of the above mentioned challenges in our schools today.
  • Monitoring and evaluation of action plans given by the teachers after the training and paying visits to the various schools
  • Engage the schools to use peer to peer education as an outreach tool by creating positive environment where young people are empowered and equipped with information on social and health education, personal development, values, principles and positive behavior change and use the information to educate their peers who share similar social backgrounds, status  or life experiences