ABYM (Adolescent boys and young men) programme
The programme was initiate before the lockdown in March, soon after the regulations were eased we commenced with the project outline.
The first session conducted with the Young boys and men was focusing on circumcision . Through the discussion with Chris and Daniel a number of young boys from the age of 13-15 years are sexual active, some are not active but have girlfriends. Majority of this man through our Household Assessment have not completed Matric those between the age of 18-27 years, some have resulted to seasonal work in the local farms and also garden work in Groblersdal.
Currently we have 5 boys from Masakaneng and Sephaku who are under our Scholarship programme in partnership with Creative Minds, This is a 12 Month Programme aiming at equipping them with the fundamentals of Microsoft Windows and Office.
ABYM BROTHERPACK PROGRAMME
The BrotherPack is a child within the Broadway Legacy Foundation, Facilitated by Chris Makena and Muneri this drive will ensure that the young boys and man receive health talks, have a brother to talk to and learn Life Skills. The young boys have to register to be part of the Brotherpack also a concern form need to be signed for boys younger than 18 years.
The BrotherPack is divided into three(3) groups :
- Age 9-14 years ( Primary Group)
- Age 15-19 years (High Group)
- Age 20-29 years(Tech Group)
Each group will have a facilitator and topic outlines.
The Brotherpack has already started operating, The official launch will be on the 26th September 2020.
Chris and Daniel had a discussion with young boys from age of 13-18.
The topics discussed: General Hygiene, Circumcision and Gender based Violence.
we will officially launch our AYBM group. which will address challenges faced by young boys and men in Masakaneng.
10 October 2020
Muneri and Chris discussed issues affecting young boys such as discrimination and Stigma.
Mental health, Domestic abuse and Depression.
19 November 2020
Our team attended a men’s dialogue at Magagamatala focusing on domestic abuse, depression, violence, Parenting, Human rights and the 16 day activism.
Issues raise are challenges men faces in the community and their homes due to unemployment and the abuse encountered.
28 November 2020
A discussion with they young boys and men was focusing on their roles in the community, How to get involve in the community projects. The young boys and men also received bath soap and roll on as part of our BrotherPack Hygiene Project.