Y-peer – United Nations Youth- Global Giving

Starts Monday, August 6th, 14:00 BST and ends Monday, August 13th 04:59 BST

This year we participate in Global Giving’s Youth Week Campaign with Y- Peer Moldova, a project that educates young Moldovans in personal health.

This programme was created by United Nations Population Fund Programme and it is part of the Y- Peer youth education network.

It is a wonderful peer to peer programme that educates teenagers on sexual health and rights and gives them the skills they need to go into their communities to pass this knowledge on to other youth. Through workshops, teenagers will create campaigns on youth issues: traffic safety, discrimination, domestic violence, and bullying. This will include theatre technique training, with participants learning to perform social plays on the issues important to them and their peers

Education is the key to a better society. Moldova has one of the highest pregnancy rates in Europe. 35/1,000 pregnancies are to girls aged 15-19. 10 of these end in abortion.                                         

Help us change this. This project will educate 60 teenagers across rural Moldova on local youth issues, namely sexual health and rights, traffic safety, discrimination, bullying and violence. Some of these will become peer educators.

The programme is being delivered across children’s centres run by our partner, Ora Moldova.

The impact is far from simple – peer educators will provide 1,000 young people with essential personal health & safety coaching which can literally save their lives by building capacities among adolescents to take informed and responsible decisions. An average cost of £80 per each of the 45 workshops will have the potential of saving lives, preventing future domestic abuse, and avoiding unhealthy sexual relations. Just £3,600 to help change a generation!

What will happen during the Youth Week Campaign?

During the week, the 1st month of your recurring donation (up to $200 per donor) will be matched at 100% as long your giving remains active for four months.

Where?

You can set up your regular gift by clicking here:Global Giving