Health Communication and Education through Participatory Learning Models using Community Radios

The core business of the coordinating partner, Integrated Rural Health Development Training Centre (IRHDTC) is to engage in the field of public health and development locally and abroad. Both in Nepal and Vietnam, the magnitude of public health problems is severe due to widespread poverty, illiteracy and lack of proper health services. The themes of this exchange are health, education and vocational training.

The project is aiming at building the capacity of local stakeholder groups on health education and communication through participatory approaches using local radio stations as a communication platform. The community learning programme (CLP) is built on the premises of co-learning with community participation constituting an integral part of the communication design and production process, thereby empowering the community and their means of communication.

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Social Entrepreneurs as Changemakers

The Uganda Rural Development and Training Programme exchange 2-3 participants to strengthen Ashoka and the Ashoka Fellow URDT in their work on Social Entrepreneurs. Ashoka is a network who connect and support social entrepreneurs who strives to implement sustainable solutions and work on social development in various fields. Ashoka want to scale their impact globally by enabling teams and communities to become changemakers with substantial impact in the society. The project also focus on health through Ashoka’s Nourishing Schools Programme.

Access to Improved Healthcare for Vulnerable Communities 

In this project, three organisations are working together to address healthcare in their communities through learning and sharing knowledge and competence. The participants learn how to strengthen health systems and innovative health services to address the Sustainable Development Goals.

A Sustainable Hostel Experience 

The project aims to promote and improve sustainable solutions throughout the Hostelling International network. They focus on local products, recycling and greater use of their resources.

Private Sector Development in Rural Livelihoods

  • Countries: Nepal, Tanzania, India, Mozambque, Kenya
  • Partners: NCDC, TaTEDO, ATREE, KULIMA og YVE Kenya
  • South-South Professional
  • 5 Participants

The project aims to encourage climate friendly farming methods and sustainable entrepreneurship in rural livelihoods. Partners also operate on production and promotion of clean cook stoves. 

Together We Learn, Together We Succeed

In this project, Don Bosco Tech is the coordinating partner. The two organisations REACH and Don Bosco Tech exchange trainers and support staff to develop skills on their vocational field. At REACH, the project will introduce up-to-date vocational training in electrical engineering in cooperation with various industry actors.  Don Bosco Tech will pilot a social enterprise model based on lessons learned from REACH and improve the organisations on-the-job training offers in the hospital sector.

A Second Chance for Prison Inmates

The coordinating partner in this project is Advance Africa. Many African countries suffer from high rates of criminal recidivism, and high pressure is put on the criminal justice system. Advance Africa in Uganda and Centre for Legal Assistance seek to allocate this problem. The theme of this exchange is how to reintegrate young prison offenders into society upon their release, through offering them job opportunities. This is done through a cohesive vocational, life skills and entrepreneurship training programme.

Ubuntu Project - Skills and Entrepreneurship Training for Offenders

The objective of this project is to increase organisational effectiveness for partners in achieving lasting and meaningful rehabilitation for offenders and prepare for safe and positive reintegration into the society. The coordinating partner on this project is Change for Change, Malawi.

In this partnership, they focus on equipping offenders with enterprise skills. This will enable them to generate their own income immediately upon return to their communities and enable them to instantly become more productive members of society. In turn, this will contribute to safer and more cohesive communities by reducing recidivism. This project will increase the quality and effectiveness of the partnerships delivery by transferring knowledge of programme content between them.

Vocational Education and Training for Youth Professional

The coordinating partner in this project is Alliance for Cooperation and Legal Aid Bangladesh (ACLAB), Child Workers in Nepal Concerned Centre (CWIN) and All Bengal Women’s Union. The objective of this project is to equip personnel and young people with excellence skills on vocational education and training in Bangladesh, Nepal and India. The aim of the vocational training is to improve organizational and sectoral development as well as increasing employment opportunities.

Youth Empowerment Through Sustainable Skills

Exchange of 6 participants aiming at empowering youth in sustainable vocational skills which makes them employable and enables them to start their own initiatives to earn income in dignified ways. In return, the initiative creates economic empowerment. The coordinating partners are Stromme Foundation East Africa (SFEA). The project focus on strengthening the work on community based vocational training. Local artisans will be involved teaching youth skills, with local demand.

Youth Spirit

Coordinating partners in the Youth Spirit Project is Center for Sustainable Development Studies (CSDS). The Youth Spirit Exchange are aiming at building a solidarity network of young people in three countries who contribute to positive changes in the region through building capacity of youth and facilitation of youth engagement in community action. The primary objectives of this exchange are to increase space for youth to share experiences and learn from each other in an international environment. This can result in strengthening of leadership skills for youth within the context of community action and can improve the capacity or partner organisations in the field of youth engagement.

Media for Mentors

The coordinator partners in the Media for Mentors exchange is Salt Lake City Prayasam. The theme of the exchange is visual arts as a tool for empowerment and advocacy. The exchange programme is a collaboration between two partners that work on marginalized people in urban areas, in Kolkata and Nairobi. Not only does the project focus on developing the participant’s leadership skills, but also sharing of best practices and strengthening cooperation between partners.

Bulemazi – Building Leadership in Youth with Disabilities

In the course of six months, the Bulemazi Project engages 8 participants to strengthen youth with disabilities through building their capacity on leadership, lobbying and advocacy. The aim of the project is that the training should encourage youth to take charge themselves, in creating a more prosperous and inclusive society for people with disabilities. The coordinating partners are Parents of Disabled Children Association of Malawi (PODCAM).

Primary Health Care Exchange, Taveta-Melhus

The theme of this project is within the area of primary health care and operates in the period of April 2016 to May 2020. The coordinating partner are Melhus municipality. 4 participants from each of the partners will receive experience on working with several health care services. The aim of this project is to contribute to sustainable development for both partners.

Improving Health of Low Income Women in Vietnam and Nepal

This project persists of 4 participants going on exchange to Nepal and Vietnam and are coordinated by Integrated Rural Health Development Training (IRHDTC). The theme of this project is reproductive health and prevention of transmittable diseases.

The participants will contribute in improving the maternal health situation of marginalized women in the two countries. The project also involves working on reproductive health improvements for female factory workers and prevention of HIV transmission among men who have sex with men, in addition to health care and support services for people living with HIV.

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