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MANLUKU Entertainment

MANLUKU Entertainment

Kasulu -Kigoma, Tanzania

MANLUKU Entertainment is doing projects related to;

a) Educating youth on Civic education and sexual health 

b) Capacity building and povety alleviation

c) Enhancing and Promoting Talented youth through Sports, Games and Cultural heritage

 

Since its establishment, MANLUKU has implemented the following projects

Year                      Name of project                                                     Partner(s)

June 2013 – Oct 2013 “Enhancing and Promoting talented youth-MSB”           -Tigo                 

April 2014 – July 2014 “Human rights advocacy to Albinos”                             -LGA

May 2015 - Sept 2015 “Educating Local farmers on good                    -KiboTrading Co.Ltd

                farming practice through Buhigwe Sports Bonanza"           -Monsanto Tanzania Ltd                                                                                                          

March - June 2016  "Promoting Civic Education to youth through                - Cocacola

                                    "Kasulu Sports Bonanza""

                                                                                                         

 

Expected Projects:

 !. COMBATING HIV/AIDS THROUGH SPORTS” IN NYARUGUSU REFUGEE CAMPS

Project Summary

Purpose and Mission of the project

The purpose and mission of the project is educate the Burundian youth aged 12 – 35 years on HIV/AIDS and HIV prevention measure through sports and games in Nyarugusu refugee camps. The project will involve different sports and games to bring the youth’s good psychology for learning. Lessons on HIV prevention will be done in different two ways;

  1. Sports       and Games Methodology

Issues on HIV prevention will be addressed before sports/games, during the break –time, and after sports.

  1. Peer educators Methodology

Selected peer educators will be trained on the HIV prevention measures to be tough to their follows. Peer educators will be using group discussions, debating and though outstanding camps.

There will be inter-camps sports and games exhibitions, peer educators councils and groups to easily bring about sustainable environments for teaching the youth on HIV prevention.

Project Background

Tanzania has hosted refugees from countries in the great lakes region since the 1930s. Since 1993, Tanzania has been host to hundreds of thousands of Rwandan, Burundi, and Congolese refugees. Currently there remain about 63,000 refugees from DRC in Nyarugusu camp.

Up to May 2015 a total of 45,000 refugees were received in Nyarugusu refugee camp

With a per capita gross income of $380, Burundi is one of the poorest countries in the world, with individuals spending less than $49 on health per year. A 2007 survey showed HIV presence in the general population at 3 percent and among commercial sex workers at 38 percent, as well as a rapid increase in prevalence in rural areas. Causes of the epidemic include commercial sex work, widespread presence of multiple concurrent partnerships, and low rates of male circumcision.

Gender-based violence Women and girls are especially vulnerable to sexual violence and HIV infection during crisis settings. One in five refugees globally has reportedly been the victim of sexual violence – a figure that is likely underestimated.

Family planning More than 23,000 women and girls in Nyarugusu camp are of reproductive age; many of them seek contraceptives to prevent unwanted pregnancies in the camp. Family planning is also the most effective way to reduce the number of unsafe abortions, maternal deaths, and pregnancy-related disabilities. Unsafe abortions are responsible for 50% of maternal deaths in refugee settings.

Most of the UN agencies in Nyarugusu have merely concentrated of helping refugees on food, heath care, water, sanitation, shelter and other related matters, but forgetting that the small area of the camp can easily and at high speed transmit HIV in a short time and be a big problem to the Burundians and the surrounding community in Tanzania. The project will reduce the problem of HIV and STDs in general to Burundians refugees in and out of the camps.

Project Activities

The activities of the project will include;

  1. Training peer educators (mostly sexual workers)
  2. Conducting different sports and Games
  3. HIV/AIDs testing
  4. Distribution of condoms
  5. Provision of ARV tablets and small gifts
  6. Training on Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission
  1. Fighting stigma and discrimination against People Living with HIV

Beneficiaries

40 peer educators will be trained on HIV prevention, 500 youth are expected to be reached through the sports. However the knowledge gained will be transferred to more than 40,000 members of the Nyarugusu community at large.

Expected results

  1. More than 500 youth in the camp will have been educated on HIV/AIDS by the end of October 2016.
  2. HIV/AIDS transmission will have been reduced by the end 2016
  3. The approximated number of HIV positive in the camp will be known
  4. HIV positive (affected persons) will be provided with ARV tablets and other related care.
  5. More than 120 participating youth in sports and games would have improved their health status.
  6. 40 peer educators (mainly sex workers) would have been trained by the end 0f October 2016

Project sustainability

At the end of the project, peer educators will still remain as teachers and consultants to the whole community of Nyarugusu refugees’ camps. , different prints like burners, newsletters, training manuals and other training and/teaching materials that will always be distributed, will remain helping the entire community for references on the lessons learnt.

However, MANLUKU Entertainment in collaboration with other partners will not hastate to have the second phase project depending on the need in the camps, this will specifically deal with care for people living with HIV.

                                                           

2. PROJECT PROPOSAL ON “SUPPORTING FOOTBALL FOR GIRLS AS A MEANS OF COMBATING HIV/AIDS” IN KASULU AND BUHIGWE DISTRICTS.

Executive Summary
a) Purpose and Mission of the project
The purpose and mission of the project is educate both in and out of school girls on HIV/AIDS prevention through sports and games in Kasulu and Buhigwe districts. The project will involve different sports and games as the platform for leaning. Lessons on HIV prevention will be done in different two ways;


1. Sports and Games Methodology
Issues on HIV prevention will be addressed before sports/games, during the break –time, and after sports. There will also be some inter-wards and inter-schools public sports and games exhibitions and tournaments.

2. Peer educators Methodology
Selected peer educators will be trained on the HIV prevention measures; lessons that will then be taught to their fellow. Peer educators will be using group discussions, debating and though their outstanding schools and streets.

 

Project Background

Kasulu and Buhigwe districts have the overall prevalence of HIV in Kigoma region-Tanzania. Girls aged 15-19 have a prevalence of 3.0 per cent, girls aged 20-24 have a prevalence of 7.5 per cent and girls aged 25-29 have a prevalence of 11.0 per cent. 15-19 girls are seven times more likely to be infected with HIV/AIDS than boys of the same age-group, while the ratio drops to three times for youth in the age range of 20-24. Even if a girl does not have HIV herself, she is affected if any of her family members are infected. Girls are more likely than boys to be pulled out of school to care for their AIDS-stricken families. And once out of school, their vulnerability is compounded as they are cut-off from the life saving information and skills, and does not learn to fend for herself, economically or socially. Finally, should she be orphaned by HIV/AIDS, she is more likely to turn to “survival sex” – i.e., trading sex for food, shelter and even education – to fend for herself.

Rationale for the Strategy

Football provides an opportunity to raise awareness among young girls and the community at large. During training, coaches lead discussions about HIV/AIDS. During tournaments, banners, the opening/concluding remarks and half-time shows can all be used to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS among the public. Football can also improve the life skills of girls. It gives them a chance to be leaders, to improve their confidence and to increase their self-awareness. It strengthens their capacities in terms of decision-making, critical thinking, and negotiating their way out of difficult situations. Moreover, by providing them with space to bond with their female peers, it helps them develop teamwork skills, thereby coping better with their own emotions and resisting pressure from men. Sport also has additional benefits. From the perspective of improving health, sport and physical activity provide young people with physical, social, and mental benefits, thereby improving productivity and psycho-social well-being. Sport provides a safe space for children and adolescents, and promotes healthy alternatives to drug, tobacco, and alcohol. Sport is a “school for life” and teaches children and youth such life lessons as the value of fair play, cooperation, teamwork, respect for self and others, and positive competition. Participation in school sport programs has been linked to higher percentages of children staying in school, and to increased learning retention rates. For out-of-school youth, whose copious amounts of free time tend to leave more vulnerable to high-risk activities, sport is a healthy diversion. Thus, sport is both a means to achieve many of MANLUKU’s core objectives, as well as an end in itself in ensuring every child’s right to play. And in a context where girls and women face heavy burdens in terms of household chores, sport also provides them with a rare opportunity to have fun.

Objectives
i) Overall objective
The overall objective of the project is kicking HIV-Aids out of Kasulu and Buhigwe districts in Kigoma region – Tanzania, by reaching more than 10,000 girls and women through football.

ii) Specific Objectives
a) To train 150 peer educators by the end of December 2017
b) To reach and train more than 40% of the girls population (Kasulu and Buhigwe) with the knowledge on HIV/AIDS prevention, Prevention of Mother to Child transmission, fighting stigma and discrimination to people living with HIV/AIDS.
c) To emphasize HIV/AIDS testing and the use of condoms as a means of HIV/AIDS prevention.
d) To reach and train more than 30% of the girls population (Kasulu and Buhigwe) on different life skills (such as leadership skills, gender issues e.t.c), by the end 2017.
e) To enhance, facilitate and promote sports to girls of Kasulu and Buhigwe districts.


Activities & Budget

The structural component of the budget covers the sports-related activities: the establishment of the league; playing friendly matches with sister teams in other areas where girls’ football has been underway already; training youth referees; and conducting a year-end district-wide tournament. There would also be a strong emphasis on content; that is, training both adult and youth coaches on HIV/AIDS and life-skills, for them to then train their players and peers respectively on the same subjects. To facilitate this, some equipment would need to be procured, including sports gear, trophies and life-skills materials. Finally, project support would cover staff time to ensure continuous monitoring, regular meetings between stakeholders, administrative support to ensure smooth implementation, and a final evaluation of the project. To undertake the above activities, the project will need $67,350 over one year (consider the attached budget).

Implementation
The project will be implemented by the District Sports Officer in each of the two districts in conjunction with the District AIDS Control Officer, the District Education Officer, and the District Children Officer. The District Sports Officer will take the lead in terms of operationalising the league – i.e. meeting with the communities/Football associations to ensure their participation; following up with the girls to monitor their progress; and working with the referees and coaches to organize games and tournaments. The other district officers will facilitate the life skills component of the project. Of course, all these activities would also be done in partnership with MANLUKU Project Officers.
Building on lessons learned from other partners this project will also emphasize the roles of the girls and women themselves in organizing activities. Their experience has demonstrated that the best way for the girls and women to practice and develop what they have learned during life-skills training is to take on responsibilities in terms of organizing a tournament, refereeing a match or coaching junior teams. Such involvement of the players would also facilitate their sense of empowerment and of ownership of the project.

Partners
MANLUKU Entertainment will also seek to work closely with non-governmental and community-based organizations with similar activities and interests. Of particular note are KADFA (Kasulu district Football Association), BUDFA (Buhigwe District Football Association), Save the Children – KASULU e.t.c.

Impact and evaluation

The project aims directly to impact on the lives of in-school and out-of-school girls as well as women in community-based groups across Kasulu and Buhigwe districts and its surrounding villages. Boys and men should also benefit through the awareness raised about HIV/AIDS during matches and tournaments. The impact of the activities will be measured by the programme using core funds through the overall evaluation plan for the two districts of Kasulu and Buhigwe, focusing on measuring the extent to which the outputs noted in the document have been achieved.