Out-Of-School Young People
Peer Health Education(PHE)
AHIP trains peer health educators from out-of-school young people. The participants are drawn from various communities are given the responsibilities of educating their peers and forming health clubs in their various communities. They are also encouraged to use the knowledge acquired to step down trainings and disseminate information in their communities.
This project is on-going
Livelihood Skills Development Project:
AHIP Livelihood skills is aimed at improving the economic condition of women and youths for better health. Through vocational skills training like tailoring, knitting, tie & dye, soap & pomade making, basic health and basic literacy. This program is targeted at single, divorced and married girls. A section of the centre is for disadvantaged boys learning tailoring, carpentry, welding, basic health and basic literacy. Each participant is taken through a Vocational skills training, Small scale business and entrepreneurship development skills, Home management skills, Health management skills, Negotiation skills training. AHIP trains all its students to become peer health educators towards the end of each programme.
This project is on-going
Young people are encouraged to develop their entrepreneurship potential. This is done through introductions to a culture of entrepreneurial thinking and how to imbibe the right qualities such as being Disciplined, Confident, Open Minded, a Self Starter, Competitive, Creative, Determinated, having Strong people skills, Strong work ethic and, Passion.
Special Youths (in Drug & Substance Abuse)
Young people who are involved in drug abuse are selected, counselled, trained in drug reduction and reoriented to continue with positive life style. The participants are encouraged to continue with counselling and relating with the organization for as long as is necessary. Trained young people are reintegrated into schools, reconciled with parents, given vocational and entrepreneurship skills and sometimes re-established in small businesses. This approach was a success story in helping young people stay away from drugs though funding and funding duration limited the reach for young people.
Youth Leaders Training
Youth leaders training was done in collaboration with the Ministry Information and Youths Development this was done over three years. The rationale behind the training was that if youth leaders are trained, they will apply and/or pass on the knowledge to the various clubs, teams or groups members which they head in their communities and schools during meetings and group discussions. Their members in turn will apply the knowledge and/or pass it to their peers and the society at large. The objectives of the trainings were as follows;
- To empower youth leaders with factual information and life skills to enable them make informed decisions.
- To equip youth leaders with strategies of reaching out to their peers and respective communities.
- To improve the quality of life of young people through provision of access to information and effective communication that will help them to adapt to life changes and make responsible decisions concerning their life.
This Project has been concluded but mentoring, support and follow up are on-going.