The Dance for Demand Project

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Students and Youth Working on reproductive Health Action Team

SAYWHAT in partnership with Southern African Aids Trust is implementing a demand creation project branded the Dance for Demand in Bulawayo Province covering; NUST, Hillside Teachers College, United College of Education, Bulawayo Polytechnic and Lupane State University. These colleges were selected through a community mapping exercise that showed low uptake of SRH services by students. The project focuses on demand creation through edutainment. The project uses a theory of change that believes if students are educated and informed on SRH issues using youth friendly methodologies it can improve their access to services and reduce their SRH challenges while at the same time promoting behaviour change.

The specific objectives of the project are:

    • To increase the knowledge on SRHR services amongst male and female students in colleges
    • To improve accessibility and availability of SRH services at colleges
    • To increase utilization of integrated SRH services by young people

The ultimate goal of the project is to promote prevention through access to Sexual and Reproductive Health Services by young people. SAYWHAT through this project capacitates peer educators to develop edutainment initiatives that create demand for different SRH services within their colleges