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CHANG'OMBE YOUTH THEATRE

CHANG'OMBE YOUTH THEATRE

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania

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FCS Narrative Report

Introduction

CHANG'OMBE YOUTH THEATRE
CYT
ENGAGING BOYS AND MEN IN GENDER EQUITABLE SEXUAL BEHAVIOR
REF: FCS/MG/3/10/095
Dates: FROM 1JANUARY -1 SEPTEMBER 2012Quarter(s): 1 TO 3
HADIJA MASOMO

Project Description

Policy Engagement
The project intended to promote the gender equitable sexual behaviors and enhance reduction of gender /sexual violence and HIV/AIDS infections among young people, be able to transform their individual attitudes and influence their fellow youth to develop more positive sexual gender equitable attitudes focused to HIV/AIDS responses.

The project intend to raise the behavior change awareness in communities by stepping up peer education efforts, increase behavior change communication and to be able to discuss openly the gender barriers which hinder them to discuss openly the HIV/AIDS prevention strategies and accessibilty of necessary Health services like VCT and treatnment of STIs.
RegionDistrictWardVillagesTotal Beneficiaries
Dar es SalaamTemekeTemeke 50,620
Mbagala.
Mtoni
Chang'ombe
Tandika
Sandali
 Direct BeneficiariesIndirect Beneficiaries
Female9,04022,050
Male7,70712,003
Total16,74734,053

Project Outputs and Activities

Output 1.1
Increased awareness of 30 young men as peer educators on Man as partner approaches on gender transformation process.

Output 2.1
Reduced gender based violence HIV/AIDS risks and promoting health of individual and their partners

Output 3.1
Reduced HIV/AIDS transmittion risks through behavior change communication campaign and participatory theatre
1. project preparation

2.Facilitate 6 days TOT workshop on MAP approaches on gender transformative process to 30 peer educators from 6 wards of Temeke, Tandika, Sandali, Chang’ombe, Mtoni and Mbagala in Temeke District by September 2011

3.To conduct peer education sessions on challenging the gender barriers on HIV/AIDS prevention around 6 wards above by January 2011.

4.To conduct the behavior change communication campaign using IEC materials and participatory theater on gender based violence in relation with HIV/AIDS transmissions and preventions around 6 wards by 2011

5.To conduct quarterly supportive visits to peer educators around 6 wards above by January 2011

6. To conduct monitoring and evaluation of the project

7. Cooordination of the project



1.The project preaparation was done properly around six wards named above.
- the activity was done on early january 2011 - 30 stake holders who were local
leaders were involved. They were sensitised about the overall projectb goal.
2. six days workshop on Man as partner was conducted to 30 youth amomg them 18 were
males and 12 females.
- The workshop involved young people aged 18 - 24 years old from six wards of the
project area which are: Tandika ,Temeke,Sandali, Mtoni, Chang'ombe and Mbagala.
- The workshop was about to equip young people with the gender transformations
approach so that they can conduct the peer education sessions in their respective
wards.
- The workshop was conducted on 10th - 15 january 2011 at super Rose hall Temeke.

3. To conduct quartely supportive visits to peer educators around six wards above.
- This activity was done between january - to september 2011
- The supportive vistits were done so as to give out the technical assistance to the
trained peer educators so as to carry the effective peer eductaion sessions.
4. To conduct peer eductaion session around six wards above.
- This activity was conducted between january to june 20100
- It was conducted around the six wards of the project, involve young people at the
respectivley wards.
- About 900 youth were reached who among them 150 were females and 750 were
males.
- The sessions were about to give awareness to young people on how they can promote
the gender equitable sexual behaviors for reducing the HIV transmissions and reduce the
gender based violence.
5. To conduct the behavior change communication campaign using the IEC materials and
participartory theatre performances.
- This activity was conducted during April to September 2011
- The campaign aimed at reducing the HIV/AIDS risks through behavior change
communication strategies
- About 6,720 people were reached among them 3,850 were females and 2,870 were
males.
6. To conduct monitoring and evaluation of the project.
- The activity was conducted through out the project implementation and at the end of
the project.
- The activity involved the key beneficiaries of the project and the stake holders from the
six wards of the project.
- It aimed to measure the performance of the project its effectiveness and its challenges
7. Coordination of the project was done to ensure the smooth running of the project.
- It was done through out the life of the project.
There was no any difference
ACTIVITY COST

1. Project preparation 217,000

2.Facilitate 6 days TOT workshop on MAP 4,520,000
approaches on gender transformative
process to 30 peer educators from 6 wards of
Temeke, Tandika, Sandali, Chang’ombe,
Mtoni and Mbagala in Temeke District by 2011

3.To conduct peer education sessions 7,800,000
on challenging the gender barriers on HIV/AIDS
prevention around 6 wards above by January 2011.

4.To conduct the behavior change 12,515,000
communication campaign using IEC materials
and participatory theater on gender based violence
in relation with HIV/AIDS transmissions and
preventions around 6 wards by 2011

5.To conduct quarterly supportive visits to 570,000
peer educators around 6 wards above by
January 2011

6. To conduct monitoring and evaluation of the 1,180,000
project

7. Administrative and coordination of the project 7,740,000

Project Outcomes and Impact

To reduce the HIV/AIDS transmissions by promoting gender equitable sexual behaviors among young men in Temeke District by June 2011
All activities planed as per activities schedule were implemented successfully.

The issue of partner reduction and promote fidelity/faithfulness to one sexual partner, included also encouraging health seeking behaviors like VCT, improve couples communications, changing social and cultural norms that encourage use of power in relationships and consistance use of condom to the partner who do not know their status stimulated the discussions as it was observed to be the source of violence and HIV/AIDS transmissions in relationships.

Young people have started reacting towards the use of violence in their relationships, while some violence acts have stared being reported at the wards and police level.


During the implementation of the project activities targeted audience amounting 16,747 among them 7,707 are men and 9040 are women were reached in 6 wards of Temeke District of:
1- Tandika
2- Mtoni
3- Mbagala
4- Sandali
5- Temeke
6- Chang’ombe
People are aware that violence is a contributing factor for HIV/AIDS transmissions among young people in relationships. Before the implementation they had perception that there is no connection or link between the use of violenvce and the HIV/AIDS transmissions.
No difference

Lessons Learned

Explanation
Both male and females partners like to live in peace and harmony, only that culturaly and gender norms relations put them into box, thus feel trouble to move out of it due to the societal attitudes.
Gender equality awareness programs have power to ifuence changes among these societal members especialy on addressing the gender based violence and HIV/AIDS transmissions.
Peolpe are ready to change if they are motivated. i.e if they are given benefits for the changes needed and if reached directly like face to face programs.
They are many victims of gender based violence in the society especialy women.
Many violence acts including sexual violence are not talked and reported. Peolpe especialy women feel shy to report them due to the inequitable gender perceptions and societal attitudes.

Challenges

ChallengeHow it was overcome
Many men had a perception that violence and inequitable sexual behavior is only raping and using force like beating.Through the peer education sessions and theatre performances people had a chance to witness and discus the various ways of commiting the violence. like having multiple concurrent sexual partners, transmit your partner with HIV, using the abisive language, refusing using condoms and being aggressive.
Men are rigid for seeking health care especialy VCTeducating the importance of VCT to both partners

Linkages

StakeholderHow you worked with them
UMATIProvided the VCT services through the referrals system which was done during the thearte performances and peer education sessions
PASADAProvided the VCT services through the referrals system which was done during the thearte performances and peer education sessions
FEMINA HIPProvided IEC materials like magazines and journals.
COMMUNITY ACTION TEAM FOR CHAMPION PROJECT IN TEMEKE DISTRICTTechnical assistance on gender equality programming.
CHACC TEMEKE MUNICIPALITYSharing the implementation, technical adivices, Sharing Tomsha reporting system. opening and clossing the project meetings and workshops

Future Plans

Activities Planned1st Month2nd Month3rd Month
we are planning to extend the project to other areas in Temeke District for the next funding if succed.

Beneficiaries Reached

    Direct BeneficiariesIndirect Beneficiaries
WidowsFemale(No Response)(No Response)
Male(No Response)(No Response)
Total(No Response)(No Response)
People living with HIV/AIDSFemale(No Response)(No Response)
Male(No Response)(No Response)
Total(No Response)(No Response)
ElderlyFemale(No Response)(No Response)
Male(No Response)(No Response)
Total(No Response)(No Response)
OrphansFemale(No Response)(No Response)
Male(No Response)(No Response)
Total(No Response)(No Response)
ChildrenFemale(No Response)(No Response)
Male(No Response)(No Response)
Total(No Response)(No Response)
DisabledFemale(No Response)(No Response)
Male(No Response)(No Response)
Total(No Response)(No Response)
YouthFemale9,04022,050
Male7,70712,003
Total16,74734,053
OtherFemale(No Response)(No Response)
Male(No Response)(No Response)
Total--
(No Response)

Events Attended

Type of EventWhenLessonsActions Taken
manage your grant training
MYG
December 10We had learn how to manage funds, reporting and recording transactionsimproved our accounting system and book keeping knowledge.
- DO -13 - 16 sept 11We had learn how to manage funds, reporting and recording transactions - do-

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