With funding from USDOL and technical support from WEI/Bantwana, STF has since January 2014 implemented “The Adolescent Youth Empowerment and Development Initiative (AYEDI)” aimed at reducing adolescent youth engagement in hazardous work. AYEDI utilises an integrated approach for youth skills building that strategizes to have adolescent youth organised in AYEDI clubs of between 30-35 members in all the project target villages.STF supports the component on adolescent youth empowerment clubs.
During the 2016 period, STF implemented the following interventions
- Trained Lot 3 AYEDI youth in club leadership and peer education to support the club patron/matron to mobilize fellow youth for club activities. 96 club leaders from 32clubs were trained.
- Conducted 3 day refresher trainings of 32(club matrons and patrons in the Northern and Eastern regions of Uganda.
- Trained 40 teachers and 20 peer counselors on IGA, SRH and club management.