Empowerment of adolescents and youth to take an informed decision.
Summary Description of your Organization
The Peer Project is a voluntarily non-profitable and non-governmental project initiated in June 2014 by Dr. Mustafa Ahmed with the helped of some few medical students of Maridi Health Sciences Institute a national health training center. The project was then officially launched in October 31st 2015 with an aim of creating conducive environment for transformation through awareness and service delivery on challenges facing adolescents and youth in behavior change. The project targets adolescents and youth both in school and out of school aged 10-35 years old
The project mainly focuses on creating awareness on HIV/AIDS, GBV, sexual reproductive health/family planning, alcohol and drug abuse in order to have an informed society of adolescents and youth. And because of current situation in South Sudan, the issue of peace building and conflict resolution has been incorporated.
Because of the growing needs of health education on the issues outlined above which is also fundamental right, Peer project has been a champion in giving out well coordinated and appropriately health messages to young people in which they always make informed decisions concerning their lives. The project continues to expand to other areas of interest in order to reach out the young people who have been deprived of information.
In order to achieve our goal and to sustain the project, Peer Project annually recruits and trains medical students to become peer educators that always help in giving health awareness to their peers during outreach programs, media programs and campaigns on the specific objectives.
This project is managed by managing board (MB) that supervises the activities of the project and also lobbies for funding. At each branch the project has students’ board led by a Team leader that helps in implementation of daily activities.