SKILLZ GIRL: Changing The Game and Creating Safe Spaces for Girls
An HIV-free Generation is Possible
About The Annual Skillz Holiday Camp
FOR THE GIRL-CHILD
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ALL THERE'S TO KNOW ABOUT THE SKILLS HOLIDAY CAMPS
YEDI'S SURVEY ON CHILD ABUSE
YEDI facilitates access to HIV
and Malaria testing and treatment
Our work at YEDI would not be possible without strategic alliances, networks, and support from well-meaning foundations, organizations, corporations, governments and individuals who provide key financial assistance to us to carry out interventions. Since inception, our programmes have reached over 100,000 young people in Nigeria, equipping them with information to live healthy and make informed decisions in life, become change agents in their communities, increased Knowledge about HIV/AIDS and malaria, sexual and reproductive health, and life-management skills. They were also provided with free HIV testing and counselling, free malaria testing and treatment, and free insecticidal-treated bed nets.
Our Skillz Girl program - a girls-only intervention - creates a safe space for young girls to have vital conversations about HIV/AIDS, sexual and reproductive health, life skills, and personal development. Girls enjoy physical activity through the introduction of non-competitive soccer training. The unique culture and team environment of the programme provides an ideal platform for the girls to serve as role models in their community and confidently lead productive lives.
Long-lasting insecticide treated bednets (LLIN) are an effective method of malaria control but several studies have shown that school-age children use LLINs less frequently than other population groups. YEDI has developed an in-school curriculum (Basic Skillz and Advanced Skillz), using football to teach young people how to prevent themselves from malaria, including the importance of using LLIN. With your generous donation, more school children will be aware!
A recent report by UNAIDS shows more than 2.9 million people are living with HIV/AIDS in Nigeria. The epidemic is fuelled by multiple factors including poverty, lack of awareness, early sexual debut, gender inequality, stigma and discrimination, etc. YEDI uses sports and other physical activities to teach young people how to prevent themselves and others from HIV and what to do when someone close to them is affected. We believe that with the right knowledge and education on HIV prevention and care given to young people, the incidence of HIV can be reduced.
School holidays are high-risk periods for youth, as they often have little or no supervision and few opportunities for structured activities. A research found that unprotected sex, smoking and indulgence in alcohol, etc. increase among young people during this period. YEDI uses the “Skillz Holiday” programs which combines football drills, games and other physical activities, health education, vital discussions and biomedical interventions, etc. in a safe, fun and interactive environment. Join us in making the holiday season meaningful for young people in disadvantaged communities in Nigeria.