Goals of Gender & Life Skills Development Program

Goal 1

To Promote Attention to and understanding of HIV/ AIDS & STDs Issues Within the Context of DEC Organizational Operation and Developmental

Programs Strategies

  • Facilitate and increase responses to HIV/AIDS in DEC programs and at the internal organization level through the collaborative action of different stakeholders, the staffs of the organization, and target communities
  • Disseminate information, share experience and knowledge,
  • Extend psycho social and economical support for the needy/ victims of the epidemic

Goal 2

To promote Comprehensive Sexuality Education in As during the Sexual and Reproductive Gender Development of Target Communities.

Strategies

  • Mobilize and sensitize the community on sexual and reproductive Gender using traditional forums and experiences.
  • Use age-appropriate and culture-sensitive comprehensive sexuality Education procedures.
  • Create an enabling environment in Gender services to attract youth.
  • Partner with stakeholders with similar goals.

Goal 3

To promote attention to and understanding of gender issues within the context of DEC organizational & program  operations

 


GUSO Project Objectives & Implementation

Get Up speak Out (GUSO) Project

Back Ground of the projects

The Ethiopian Alliance for the Get Up Speak Out [GUSO] Program is composed of Development Expertise Center (DEC), Family Guidance Association of Ethiopia (FGAE), Talent Youth Association (TaYA), and Youth Network for Sustainable Development (YNSD) which is under implementation in Addis Ababa City Administration primary schools.

Objective of the program

The GUSO objective is to address the Health related challenges among the target groups of young people from 10 to 24 years of age primarily engaging them and thereby reducing barriers that hinder their genuine or meaningful participation.

Target groups and beneficiaries

Adolescent girls and boys aged from 10-24 in upper primary schools

Where we implement those projects

Addis Ababa City Administration

Successes

Successful in providing Comprehensive Sexual Education (CSE) at School level

Innovation

Able to digitalize Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) manual or “Meharebe Manual)


Her Choice

Background

This project is implemented in Ahmara, Oromia and SNNP and DEC is working as technical partner.

Objective

The clear objective of Her Choice project is to create an enabling Environment for the girls in school environment.

Target groups and beneficiaries

Adolescent girls and boys aged from 10-24 in upper primary schools

Where we implement those projects

Ahmara, Oromia and SNNP

More than Bride Alliance Learning Coordinate, Youth Lead Research

Background

This project is implemented as a Research taking project by DEC

Objective

The clear objective of this objective is to undertake research in CM working Alliances as a Technical Partner

Target groups and beneficiaries

Technical Partners working on Child Marriage (CM)

Where we implement those projects

Amhara and Addis Ababa City Administration


I Know I Can for Informed Decision

Background of the Project

 Being funded by Packard foundation I know I can is another project under implementation by DEC. The project working approaches are:-

1. Establishing Education of Health and well Being Clubs

2. Providing Education of Health and Wellbeing by using whole class approach

3. Using Female Teachers in order to educate lonely girls approach,

4. Using Male Teachers in order to educate boys accordingly about their Health and Well Being by using Comprehensive “Marabe” Manual.

Objective of the program

To provide education of Health and Wellbeing in primary schools.

Target groups and beneficiaries

Adolescent girls and boys aged from 10-24 in upper primary schools

Where we implement those projects

In Oromia regional states Bacho, Jimma, Bedele, Guto Gida

Innovation

Able to digitalize Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) manual or “Meharebe Manual)


Get Up speak Out (GUSO) Project

Get up Speak Out (GUSO) Program

The Get up Speak Out-GUSO program in Ethiopia, aims on increasing the engagement of young people, concerning their SRH wellbeing, at every stage of program implementation; and thus, their empowerment to make informed choice. Young people have improved skills and knowledge, whereby there will be an enhanced and positive attitude among community members, stakeholders and institutions like schools and health facilities regarding Sexuality and Reproductive Health services for young people.  Young people, being core actors themselves in the program, are empowered to speak up and play active roles in voicing their SRHR.

In this regard, the SRH challenges of young people in general, and availability, accessibility and affordability of adolescent and youth friendly SRHR information and services in particular would be addressed through the GUSO program. Interventions strategies are designed to address influencing factors at: the level of individuals that target young people (10-24 years old) themselves, their closest surrounding environment such as family and peer groups; institutions like health, school, associations; and influencing factors at the higher policy level. The GUSO program in Ethiopia do not just help young people but rather empower them to be agents of change, with support and in partnerships.

The GUSO program in Ethiopia, therefore, considers that young peoples’ active engagement at an informed and empowered level will contribute to exercising enjoyable SRHR, thus, they will be placed at a much better position to make informed choices and decisions.

The GUSO program is five years (2016-2020) program funded by the Ministry of Foreign affairs of the Netherlands and being implemented in Addis Ababa city administration mainly in three sub-cities.


Yes I Do Project(YIDA)

The Yes I Do Alliance (YIDA), comprising Amref Health Africa in Ethiopia (lead organization), Plan International-Ethiopia, Development Expertise Center and Talent Youth Association as well as a research team from Addis Ababa University, works on ending CM, female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) and teenage pregnancy (TP) which is under implementation in 10 Bahirdar Zuria primary school Kebeles and 18 Kewet primary School kebeles from 2016-2020

Objective of the program

The Objective of this project is to address the underlying drivers: social norms, gender inequality and lack of opportunities of adolescent boys and girls thereby ending Child Marriage (CM),Ten Age Pregnancy(TP) and Female Genital Mutilation(FGM) .

Target groups and beneficiaries

Adolescent girls and boys aged from 10-24 in upper primary schools

Where we implement those projects

Ahmara regional states Kewet and Bahirdar Zuria

Successes

Successful in providing Comprehensive Sexual Education(CSE) at School level

Innovation

Able to digitalize Comprehensive Sexuality Education(CSE) manual or “Meharebe Manual)