|Youth Against HIV/AIDS has a network of dedicated employees and volunteers who are committed to our mission of alleviating the suffering of various groups affected by the HIV/AIDS pandemic. We have various programs and activities happening to bring about positive changes.
The various services we provide are:
1. Prevention education targeting most at risk young population for accelerated behavior change.
2. One to one counseling to support coping with HIV/AIDS diagnoses and effects of living with the infection, and free VCT services.
3. Involvement of victims in counselling, performing arts, theatre and other such creative endeavors.
4. Group therapy counselling to build a solidarity base for People living with HIV/AIDS provides education and enable better coping with the infection.
5. Adherence (compliance) counselling and follow-up of those on ART treatment to support drug (ARV) compliance by those clients on treatment.
6. Nutritional care and support, especially to the bedridden and those on prolonged medications due to HIV infection.
The Home Based care program empowers the community and families to cope effectively with the physical, psychosocial and spiritual needs of those living with life threatening illnesses. It provides education on prevention and treatment of these illnesses and provides much needed support to family members in their care giving roles. Our Home Based Care (HBC) program has the unique ability to follow patients that have been cared for in hospistals when they return to their homes. This relationship allows for the smooth transition from care center to home and allows for staff communication regarding individual patient needs
These services provided include;
|The provision of the care and support has to withstand many complications and sets back though, among the list, a lack of financial stability, lack of transport. Our team of Home Based Care (HBC) professional, working hand-in-hand with dedicated community members, has successfully worked to improve poor living conditions of community members.||Bathing||Bereavement Counselling||Household Chores Help|
|Health Education||Medication Intake Monitoring (TB & ARV)||Meal Preparation|
|Referral Services||Pain & Other Symptom Control|
|YAHAP offers specialized home based care services to Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC). Caregivers monitor children during visits and refer a child to the professional nurse or social worker if there are concerns or additional services are needed. Services provided include child protection, psychosocial, education, food and nutrition support, After school care, HIV prevention education, bereavement counselling and facilitation of access to documentation and grants and referrals for additional services.The help extends to the provision of school uniforms, basic clothing and Christmas gifts to those less fortunate and not affording.|
|Organisational capacity is dependent on individual capacity and to be able to make sense of the world around us, to locate ourselves within that world, and to make decisions in relation to it. An organisation needs to build its confidence to act in and on the world in a way that it believes can be effective and have an impact.That is to shift from "playing the victim" to exerting some control, to believing in its own capacity to affect its circumstances.
Acquisition of skills
The growth and extension of individual skills, abilities and competencies. Skills can, in and of themselves, generate confidence and a sense of control. Unless organisational capacity has been developed sufficiently to harness training and acquisition of new skills, training courses do not "take", and skills do not adhere. The organisation which does not know where it is going and why; which has a poorly developed sense of responsibility for itself; and which is inadequately structured, cannot make use of training courses and skills acquisition.
Sport has been recognised as a viable and practical tool to assist in the achievement of the MDGs. While sport does not have the capacity to tackle solely the MDGs, it can be very effective when part of a broad, holistic approach to addressing the MDGs.
Participants, volunteers and coaches acquire transferable life skills which increase their employability.
Vulnerable individuals are connected to community services and support through sport-based outreach programs.
to reduce stigma and increase social and economic integration of people living with HIV and AIDS.
Sport programs are associated with lower rates of health risk behaviour that contributes to HIV infection.
Programs providing HIV prevention education and empowerment can further reduce HIV infection rates.
School sport programs motivate children to enroll in and attend school and can help improve academic achievement.
Sport-based community education programs provide alternative education opportunities for children who cannot attend school
|We explore and promote peer education approaches within the youth field, by reflecting on practices and developing young peoples´ competencies to support other young people and further developing the competencies and creating opportunities for them to apply these in supporting other young people.|
HIV testing services
HIV testing services include the full range of services that are provided together with HIV testing:
We offer Innovative and creative approaches to service delivery – community-based HIV testing services. Services range from provider-initiated testing and counselling, and stand-alone voluntary testing and counselling, to outreach testing in the community, and “moonlight” testing during evening hours in high-risk settings, as well as workplaces, religious facilities and transport hubs. In addition, “test for triage” is used in our community-based settings to further scale up access to HIV testing services. With this approach, our trained lay provider uses a single rapid diagnostic test, then refers and links all people with a reactive test result to HIV prevention, care and treatment services in a timely manner.
We provide direct health services to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community, MSM, sex workers, and injecting drug users, including HIV testing, counselling, treatment and general lifestyle advice and support.
Aimed at enhancing participants’ awareness and understanding of the issues experienced by LGBT people and their family members, our LGBT+ Awareness workshops cover:
To ensure our training is innovative and effective, we work with each organisation or group in advance of their training to fully understand their needs and we will develop bespoke training to meet those needs, when necessary.