EMPOWERING YOUNG PEOPLE TO FIGHT POVERT & PREVENT THE SPREAD OF HIV AND OTHER STIs THROUGH PARTICIPATION AND LEADERSHIP
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Youth against HIV/Aids and Poverty (YAHAP) is a community based organisation operating in Vosloorus's Ward 43, Ekurhuleni, Gauteng province in South Africa. YAHAP aims to see ‘a community freed from HIV/AIDS and poverty, thriving in sustainable development’. The organisation engages in lobbying and advocacy, networking and resource mobilization. The primary targets for YAHAP’s interventions are young people (in and out of school), women, orphans and vulnerable groups such as commercial sex workers.
Amongst YAHAP’s current programmes are Home Based Care and Support (Health and Social), Income generating, a youth friendly VCT which is run by trained HIV counsellors, a school based HIV/AIDS programme, a commercial sex workers’ project, Sports and recreation Programme, and a gender project.
We are a youth organization that is focusing on social behavior and attitude change towards HIV/AIDS and Poverty. The organization supports and cares for people infected and affected by the epidemic especially youth, Children and the granny’s that care for orphans and vulnerable children. We also empower youth with life skills that will create opportunities for them.
The social and economic effects of HIV and AIDS are long term and myriad – impacting negatively on nearly every aspect of life. At the household level the economic impacts of HIV and AIDS on families are felt prior to adult death and for years thereafter.
We target youth from poor and vulnerable homes and environment, supporting them in any way we can to make a difference in their lives and in their communities.
Making a contribution to the realisation of the Eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) – which range from halving extreme poverty rates to halting the spread of HIV/AIDS and providing universal primary education, all by the target date of 2015 – form a blueprint agreed to by all the world’s countries and all the world’s leading development institutions. They have galvanized unprecedented efforts to meet the needs of the world’s poorest.
We are playing our role.
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CARING FOR THE FUTURE
In our locations and surrounding settlements, youths face many challenges, with very little motivation, life skills support structures, and our behavioural change approach has attracted the youths' attention. We have managed to get more youths participating on our programs. Its growing strong everyday so far we have 508 youths participating in our programs.
AREAS OF INTERVENTION
The fight against HIV/AIDS and STI;