SAYWHAT is implementing the Leadership Exploration And Development (LEAD) project which targets young people in 6 provinces in Zimbabwe namely; Bulawayo, Masvingo, Midlands, Harare, Mashonaland and Manicaland. The project is developing a competent pool of student leaders who are able to drive Sexual and Reproductive Health advocacy initiatives in Zimbabwe and the region. The project comes as a follow up to the Youth friendly Education on Sexual and reproductive health (YES) project which promoted access to quality SRH services and information with full enjoyment of rights.
The LEAD project is to strengthen the skills and competencies of leadership structures to influence the provision of comprehensive SRH services and information for young people. The LEAD project will contribute to current efforts by both government and other civic society groups to create collective forums for young people to influence SRH programs, policies and practices. The project will build the skills of 40 students per province who will be responsible for spearheading the rights based approach in terms of provision of adequate and accurate SRH services and information.
The project aims to meet the following targets:
Increased capacities of student leaders to implement change projects
Increased participation by student leaders in implementing change projects
Increased participation of student leaders in national advocacy for the provision of quality SRH services and information for students