Fostering healthy lifestyle skills among vulnerable individuals

The purpose of the activity is to prevent the spread of HIV and other socially dangerous diseases among vulnerable adolescents and to develop healthy lifestyle habits.

 

Target groups: vulnerable adolescents and youth (aged 14–20)– students of vocational schools, colleges, boarding schools.

 

Convictus Ukraine implements the following programs under this activity:

 

  • STREET POWER youth club– an interesting and safe place where teens can fruitfully spend their leisure time and benefit from the following services: psychological counseling and individual support; consultations of a social worker, a medical worker, a lawyer; testing with rapid HIV tests, testing for hepatitis C; participation in interesting thematic events aimed at personal development, acquisition of new skills and knowledge; participation in group sessions on the prevention of socially dangerous diseases (HIV, hepatitis, TB, STIs) with the use of preventive board games. The club offers various hobby classes, hosts exciting events. It is implemented with the support of the ICF “Alliance of Public Health” (with financial support of the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria).

 

  • «Adolescents left behind: improving access to the integrated HIV services for the vulnerable adolescents in Ukraine». It is implemented in cooperation with the AIDS Foundation East-West (AFEW-Ukraine) and the ICF “Alliance of Public Health”, with the financial support of the Foundation “French International Expertise 5% Initiative”. The goal of the project is to establish interaction between local public and non-governmental organizations regarding the needs of adolescents and youths from key populations and to promote the interests of the target group at the local level by creating a service map for teenagers and young people in the city of Kyiv and Kyiv oblast.

 

Contact person: Alla Melnyk, project manager, alla.melnyk@convictus.org.ua