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TOPIC: Youth, Sexuality, Drug & HIV Intervention in the Niger Delta Region of Nigeria .

SDCE carries out advocacy and education activities among youth (11-25yrs) on Sexuality Education, Reproductive Health, and Rights and mitigate against HIV/AIDS & Drug Dependence, and Sexual Violence among the youth in the Niger Delta Region. The program targets youth in secondary schools and tertiary institutions, out of school youth and slum dwelling adolescents, this is to advance the sexual and reproductive health and rights of young people and reduce maternal mortality and morbidity.

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The program will beyond its importance as an educational, informational and communication tool in addressing the issue, spur social action in community settings, create improvement in knowledge and attitudes (BCC) about sexual and reproductive health issues, develop operation of reproductive and non-reproductive health services, establish network referral services (including confidential E-mail) and teach youth lively hood skills (training and skill development) among others; the advocacy and education campaign will enlighten the youth about their Reproductive Health and Rights, make them to make the right choices, avoid unwanted pregnancies, postpone the birth of the first child, address gender norms- reduce vulnerability to coerced sexual activity, maternal mortality, sexual assault, STD and HIV infections; decrease the incidence of sexual violence, among young men by involving youth in meaningful ways (engaging their time),offer healthy choices (avoiding drugs) stimulating youth interest in Science and Technology (ICT inclusive), Media, Theatre, Sport and Lively Arts.

Project aims to provide access to modern agricultural inputs and technologies  (techniques , implements, processing machines, fertiliser, agro-chemicals,  improved seedlings, knowledge)  to 100 target youth and women farmers in cooperatives ,enhance their productivity and increase incomes in 12 months. The Project will enable the target  youth and women  farmers  improve farming systems through increased local incentives (snail/rabbitry/goat farming/cassava processing  inputs and technologies)and benefits to maximize crop/animal yield  and improve income.  To ensure  environmental sustainability in the gas flaring community of Rumuekpe, 30,000 trees will be planted. The project   will strengthen agricultural value chain (inputs supply, production efficiency through – knowledge sharing, peer review, mentoring, exchange visits, value addition in processing and product standardization, marketing, transportation – inputs and products, regular weather updates and forecast, advocacy on responsible farming practices.100 target youth and women farmers will receive agric technologies package, agricultural performance data ,strategic communication, literacy , entrepreneur & business development education  via the Reorientation & Resource Development Centre (RRDC)that will be created. 5,000 community children will have access to ICT education via the Resource Centres(RRDC).

We encourage the use of sustainable solar power to provide lighting, safe water and develop innovative programs for hygiene promotion,behavior change & skill acquisition.
SDCE relate with national and international organizations in improving policy development, service delivery, sanitation, micro-finance, hygiene promotion, community organization, and capacity building in the energy, water and sanitation sector. We promote strategies and approaches developed by civil society groups, research and analysis in improving energy, water supply and sanitation, and carry out programs that improves water and sanitation services in small towns and villages and the deteriorating conditions of the services that exist, to raise living standards and significantly improve health conditions. Provision of quality and sustainable services in small towns and villages is a problem for much of the developing world because small towns and villages are neither an attractive market for urban water companies, nor are they part of the social intervention initiatives designed to help rural communities. Local capacities for providing services are weak and municipal (LOCAL GOVERNMENT) resources are scarce, which means low-income families are at a great disadvantage when it comes to sufficient energy, water supply and sanitation services.

Program  *advocate and raise awareness on HIV/AIDS, safe sex among Female sex workers(FSW), People who inject Drugs(IDU) and Prison Population(PP), through sensitization, peer education, community advocacy/dialogue, sex education,  condom demonstration and distribution in   Rivers State;

*  increase uptake of HIV Counseling and Testing to Female sex workers(FSW), People who inject Drugs(IDU) and Prison Population(PP)   through  free HCT services and  strengthening  the capacity of FSW,IDU and PP by training 30 FSW/IDU/PP  peer educators on essential life skills ;.
*  provide an alternative means of live hood interventions for 100 FSW   that shows commitment to opt out of sex work through vocational training and provision of empowerment  to the trained individuals in cooperatives .

SDCE is involved in changing lives through employment and enterprise linking the young generation with work, creating social enterprise and investing in activities that will benefit high-poverty communities. SDCE organize training, competition, internship and establishing youth and young children on entrepreneurship. This will ultimately increase their entrepreneurial and business skills.

SDCE is involved in changing lives through employment and enterprise linking the young generation with work, creating social enterprise and investing in activities that will benefit high-poverty communities. SDCE organize training, competition, internship and establishing youth and young children on entrepreneurship. This will ultimately increase their entrepreneurial and business skills.

Project will empower 50 caregivers & provide adequate care for 1000 orphans and vulnerable children, by increasing the knowledge and skills necessary to provide quality, gender-sensitive care and support (e.g. clothing, food, water, hygiene, shelter, bedding, emotional support, education ,health care ,a safe environment ,recreation) and life skills for 1,000 orphans in Rivers State, Nigeria.( www.ovc.sdcec.org)

50 CARE GIVERS will be empowered in 24 months,1,000 OVC provided with basic needs - clothing, food, water, hygiene, shelter, bedding, emotional support, education ,health care ,a safe environment and recreation,50 care givers trained as Peer Educators , 2 JETS CLUB/ OVC INNOVATION CENTRE  FORMED .

This project aims to improve the long-term capacity of CSOs to increase efficiency and effectiveness of expenditures of SRHR/ HIV/AIDS/ FPRH funding , improve organizational capacity and technical expertise of inadequately served populations to design, access, deliver and monitor a full spectrum of prevention, treatment, care and support services that respond to evolving community needs &  to see organizations implementing “evidence-based action” plans by using research results to strategically advocate for better SRHR/HIV/AIDS/FPRH  spending in Nigeria.

The project intends to work with stakeholders on improving accountability systems at the State and Local Government levels of the Niger Delta region (in the Health Sector) with a view to improving both the expectation and assumption of account-giving behavior by citizens and public office holders within the region in order to enhance active citizenship and responsive leadership. The project will prioritize activities that focus on promoting active citizenship accountability of public officials and institutions involved in democratic reforms and economic development (across sectors) in the region.

This project aims to improve the long-term capacity of CSOs to increase efficiency and effectiveness of expenditures of SRHR/ HIV/AIDS/ FPRH funding , improve organizational capacity and technical expertise of inadequately served populations to design, access, deliver and monitor a full spectrum of prevention, treatment, care and support services that respond to evolving community needs &  to see organizations implementing “evidence-based action” plans by using research results to strategically advocate for better SRHR/HIV/AIDS/FPRH  spending in Nigeria.

The project intends to work with stakeholders on improving accountability systems at the State and Local Government levels of the Niger Delta region (in the Health Sector) with a view to improving both the expectation and assumption of account-giving behavior by citizens and public office holders within the region in order to enhance active citizenship and responsive leadership. The project will prioritize activities that focus on promoting active citizenship accountability of public officials and institutions involved in democratic reforms and economic development (across sectors) in the region.

 

A gender sensitive initiative that addresses issues of gender discrimination, rights, responsibilities of adolescents, leadership development, family life and reproductive health, and initiate life-skill education and training, most especially among girls and young women; it includes skill training that enables disadvantaged girls and rural women earn income in a micro–enterprise program, they are encouraged to establish a savings account and project provides them credit based on their earnings and savings; train them in computer technology(embedding ICT in development), start revolving loan scheme for rural women engaged in agriculture, train and support them in establishing their own businesses to sustain their lives and alleviate poverty; carry out activities that will discourage sex-work( advocate and encourage alternative means of livelihood);build problem-solving and decision-making skills to help young people assess their risk for STI/HIV/AIDS,(BCC youth friendly services , condom programming),take protective actions; and create an enlightenment forum for issues of gender discrimination and rights.

Project will create 1250 entrepreneurs created one million (1,000,000) jobs in 4 years

Project will create 1250 entrepreneurs and  one million (1,000,000) jobs in 4 years
Leveraging on this model & drawing from a pool of unemployed graduates, we are capable of training, nurturing and mentoring an initial critical mass of 1,250 young entrepreneurs in four years (from a unit), who will pool an average of about US$ 200 million per annum in foreign direct capital into the state economy using the skills acquired through ICTs, sustainable agricultural practices and investment in the global financial markets.

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