Community Outreach and Health Screening
Youth Care Projects is committed to advocacy which is the conscious effort aimed at changing public perceptions
and influence policy decisions. The importance of advocacy is further underscored by its usefulness in serving as a
significant tool for improving adolescent reproductive health.
Youth Care Projects is demonstrating this commitment through grassroots–focused sensitization that exposes
various community groups to the magnitude of the challenges faced by young people and how stakeholders can play
supportive role in addressing the challenges.
Advocacy and community education program is aimed at ensuring widespread acceptance of youth programs and to
engage parents with the view to addressing biases and fixations relating to sexual and reproductive health in the
It is a common knowledge that health care providers, teachers, and religious leaders are often confronted
with the challenge of parents feeling uncomfortable with sexual and reproductive health issues.
To enhance effectiveness, advocacy and community education target wide range of stakeholders comprising women
organizations, men's group and various social platforms as well as Parent Teachers Association (PTAs).
Broad participation of stakeholders including governments at all levels, the communities and civil society
organizations in the planning and implementation process of Adolescent Reproductive Health programs has become very
crucial because government policies and traditional believes - written or unwritten -significantly affect young
One obvious advantage of the strategy of advocacy and community is that policy commitment, operational
efficiency, synergy, adequate funding as well as the potential for maximizing project impacts and project
sustainability are attainable with greater prospects for impacting on project delivery.