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Mentorship

AWOCHE's mentorship programs are tailored for adolescent students, encompassing both boys and girls, with a focus on enhancing academic performance, and retention rates, and equipping them with essential life skills.

These programs address a range of topics aimed at reducing teenage pregnancies while fostering personal development and resilience.

I. School mentorship

The AWOCHE school mentorship programs are currently implemented directly within school settings. This strategic approach allows our mentors to engage with adolescent students on their home grounds, fostering a supportive and familiar environment.

Through targeted sessions conducted within the school premises, our mentors address a variety of topics aimed at enhancing academic performance, improving retention rates, and equipping students with crucial life skills. By delivering mentorship within schools, we aim to create a seamless connection between educational and personal development, making the programs more accessible and impactful for the participating adolescents.

II. Power mentorship Holiday Boot Camp.

The Power Mentorship Holiday Boot Camp is designed as an intensive two-week program aimed at empowering students with the skills and knowledge to drive positive change in their communities.

Through immersive mentorship sessions, participants are equipped with the tools and confidence to become influential leaders and catalysts for transformation. Upon completion, graduates receive a certificate recognizing their commitment to personal growth and their potential to make a meaningful impact.

I. Family planning

The AWOCHE Family Planning Program is a comprehensive initiative focused on community sensitization through various channels, including community outreaches, radio talk shows, and forums. Our objective is to reduce unintended pregnancies contributing to maternal mortalities and to dispel myths and misconceptions surrounding family planning, fostering awareness and understanding within the community.

Through these efforts, we aim to encourage both men and women, as well as girls and boys, to access essential services and information available at health facilities, promoting informed choices and empowering individuals to take charge of their reproductive health.

II. Menstrual Hygiene management

AWOCHE's Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) program entails practical training sessions conducted within both community and school settings. Through these sessions, participants receive hands-on education on menstrual hygiene practices, emphasizing the importance of proper hygiene and dispelling taboos surrounding menstruation.

Additionally, we facilitate the distribution of various menstrual products to enhance access to MHM information and services. Our goal is to empower individuals with the knowledge and resources they need to manage menstruation hygienically and with dignity.

III. HIV

AWOCHE actively engages in HIV awareness sessions for both students and the broader community, focusing on prevention and response strategies. These sessions encompass educational components and discussions, guiding participants on preventive measures and appropriate responses.

Furthermore, we facilitate referrals to healthcare facilities for various cases, ensuring individuals have access to testing, medication, and counseling services, thereby contributing to comprehensive HIV prevention and care initiatives.

IV. Mental Health

At AWOCHE, our commitment to mental health extends to providing both group and individual counseling sessions within school settings. Our team of trained counselors offers dedicated support to our community and parents, guiding individuals through challenges and promoting emotional well-being.

Additionally, we conduct awareness sessions on mental health, fostering understanding and destigmatizing discussions surrounding mental well-being.

In our maternal health initiatives, AWOCHE is dedicated to supporting pregnant adolescents by facilitating access to antenatal and postnatal care clinics through referrals. We provide crucial assistance in parenting and emphasize the importance of ANC (Antenatal Care) visits. Our overarching goal is to create awareness about the significance of regular ANC visits, ensuring the well-being of both mothers and their unborn children.

Teen Moms

The Empowered Mum Teen Mom Program involves implementing mentorship initiatives for adolescent mothers, both within school and in out-of-school settings.

Through these programs, we aim to provide support, guidance, and empowerment to young mothers, fostering their personal development and resilience.

Economic Empowerment

At AWOCHE, economic empowerment stands as a cornerstone of our community-focused initiatives. Our commitment to economic empowerment revolves around enhancing women's access to vital economic resources, opportunities, and skills development. By fostering self-reliance, our programs aim for sustainable and inclusive growth that benefits both current and future generations.

Our primary objective is to ensure that economic activities are not only environmentally sustainable but also socially responsible, contributing to the long-term prosperity of the community. To address income inequality, we actively promote the growth of women and girls through support for skills training, entrepreneurship, and small business initiatives. Specifically, we provide training to young women in the production of bags and reusable sanitary towels, empowering them to create sustainable livelihoods.

Environmental Sustainability

At AWOCHE, our commitment to environmental sustainability is reflected in key initiatives aimed at promoting eco-friendly practices to safeguard the environment. Our activities encompass community clean-up efforts, tree-planting campaigns, the establishment of fruit seedling beds in schools, and the implementation of urban farming programs.

Through these endeavors, we strive to contribute to a sustainable and resilient environment while also fostering opportunities for sustainable livelihoods within our communities.

Gender

The AWOCHE Gender Program is a community initiative dedicated to promoting fairness and empowerment for everyone, irrespective of gender. Our program focuses on ensuring equal educational opportunities, especially for girls, and providing skills training to economically empower women and girls. We actively work against gender-based violence through awareness and support services.

We encourage women to take on leadership roles, advocate for health and reproductive rights, and engage with the community to challenge norms contributing to inequality. Our goal is to create a society where everyone, regardless of gender, can thrive and actively participate in all aspects of life, fostering a culture of equality and sustainable development.

Advocacy

At AWOCHE, our Advocacy Program concentrates on making sure that the important areas we focus on, health, education, economic empowerment, and legal get the resources they need. We pay special attention to the budget process and policy documents related to our work.

Our goal is to push for the right amount of money to be set aside and spent wisely in these areas. We also work to make sure that policies are not just on paper but are put into action. By championing proper resource allocation and ensuring policies are implemented effectively and promptly, we aim to make a positive impact on the communities we serve.

Research

The AWOCHE Research Program focuses on the collection and analysis of data. Through systematic and thorough research, we gather valuable information to better understand the needs and challenges within our communities.

Our team employs robust methodologies to analyze this data, aiming to derive meaningful insights. This research-driven approach enables us to make informed decisions, develop targeted interventions, and contribute to evidence-based solutions that positively impact the individuals and areas we serve.

Legal

AWOCHE Legal is dedicated to ensuring justice and inclusion within our community. We achieve this through legal awareness programs conducted both in the community and in prisons. As a member of the Court Users Committee, we actively engage in initiatives that enhance legal understanding and access to justice.

Our commitment is to empower individuals with knowledge of their legal rights, promote inclusivity, and contribute to a fair and just legal system for the betterment of our community.

Empowered Men

Welcome to Empowered Men AWOCHE program, a transformative initiative dedicated to empowering and uplifting young boys and men in our community.

Our holistic approach addresses the diverse needs and challenges faced by boys and young men through mentorship, health education, and discussions on family planning and masculinity.

At Empowered Men AWOCHE program, we are dedicated to realizing the full potential of boys and young men, enabling them to become positive contributors to their communities. Join us in building a future where every boychild thrives and succeeds.

I. School Boys Mentorship

Our mentorship sessions equip school boys with essential life skills to navigate adolescence and adulthood confidently.

Topics include leadership development, communication skills, decision-making, and conflict resolution, empowering boys to become responsible individuals.

II. Health Talks

Interactive workshops promote physical, mental, and emotional well-being among boys and young men.

Topics range from sexual and reproductive health to nutrition, hygiene, and mental wellness, enabling participants to make informed health choices.

III. Community Boda Boda Outreach

Engaging with young men in the boda boda community, we address road safety, health awareness, and financial literacy to promote responsible behavior and support community well-being.

IV. Baze Conversations on Family Planning

TOpen discussions break down barriers and stigma surrounding family planning, empowering boys and young men to make informed decisions about their reproductive health and future.

V. Men's Discussion on Family Planning

Creating a safe space for men to discuss family planning and fatherhood, we promote gender equality and shared decision-making, fostering healthier relationships and stronger families.

VI. Men's Talks

Tailored discussions cover masculinity, emotional well-being, relationships, and personal development, providing tools and support for navigating various aspects of life.

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