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comprehensive SRH manual
Students and Youth Working on Reproductive Health Action Team
February 28, 2012
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Since its inception
in 2003, SAYWHAT has trained peer educators to make a difference
within their respective tertiary institutions. Sexual Reproductive
Health (SRH) is a vast subject with a commensurate body of knowledge.
As such institutions have found it challenging to fully equip volunteers
with the information that they need. In response to this challenge
trainers at SAYWHAT have provided large volumes of assorted texts
to prepare and enable peer educators to carry out their work.
owing to the ingenuity of trainers, this cumbersome approach has
succeeded taking SAYWHAT to where it is today, this manual is set
to make this work a lot easier.
Comprehensive SRH Manual is a custom made compilation of the existing
knowledge on SRH adequately compiled for the needs of youth in Zimbabwe.
together with many of its partners, may boast of quantity and quality
in output of trained peer educators over the years, the organization
cannot claim to have standardized such trainings. It has been difficult
to account for and track what each and every peer educator is knowledgeable
about in regards to SRH and its related themes.
will ensure that all volunteers trained by SAYWHAT are provided
with the comprehensive information they need regardless of where
and when they are trained. In a world where standards are a measure
of meaningful success in development interventions, this manual
is a milestone in the training programmes of SAYWHAT.
does not come with a training guide and therefore allows room for
flexibility in training, execution and methodologies. The purpose
of the manual is to compile comprehensive information on SRH in
a single summarized format such that trainers can reference accurate
and precise information in their trainings while using their preferred
training methodology. It is notable, however, that current SAYWHAT
methodologies such as Stepping Stones and Aunty Stella have proven
Barometer" is one key feature of this manual which can assist
with content delivery. The campus barometer serves to ground realities
of the subject under discussion, prompting the peer educators to
reflect on the challenges faced within their own colleges. The nuggets
and facts provided under the campus barometer are based on research
undertaken by SAYWHAT at tertiary institutions in Zimbabwe.
information and knowledge students will conquer the battle against
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