About Adolescent wellbeing
Organization of African Youth in collaboration with Partnership for maternal, newborn and child health (PMNCH) since 2021 have been working toward improvement of Adolescent wellbeing. Organization of African Youth - Kenya (OAY) developed and implemented the Advocating for Adolescent wellbeing project. This project’s main objective has been to enhance youth advocacy for a multi sectoral approach to adolescent’s well-being so that they thrive and are able to achieve their full potential.
According to the Adolescent wellbeing framework adolescent well being is the state where Adolescents have the support, confidence, and resources to thrive in contexts of secure and healthy relationships, realizing their full potential and rights.
The work we do ; Adolescent Wellbeing
The project goal is to enhance youth advocacy for a multisectoral approach to adolescents’ well being so that they thrive and are able to achieve their full potential.
The following are the specific objectives:
The following are some of the strategic approaches that OAY designed and used to ensure that adolescent voices were heard:
Milestones and Highlights
(1.) OAY has conducted mentorship for approximately 500 adolescents in school.
(2.) OAY has conducted mentorship and key focus group discussions with 600 young mothers and fathers in Lungalunga in Nairobi.
(3.) The school health clubs have been formed and strengthened in the 8 mapped institutions in both Kisumu and Nairobi counties. Through the 4K club initiative, OAY has supported and launched the development of kitchen gardens in 2 of the mapped institutions in Kisumu County.
(4.) OAY has supported formation and strengthening of social groups in youth centers such as Lungalunga Youth center and Kisumu football groups.
These are the voices of Kenyan adolescents on how they envision adolescent 2030, what should be done differently by the year 2030 and their definition of adolescent wellbeing.
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Youth advocates have captured adolescent voices on matters that affect them. Adolescents have given their stories, their life challenges, their aspirations and what they think could be done differently.
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OAY has created a safe space for adolescents to speak through strengthening of the talent based activities such as football.
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This is a framework that defines adolescent wellbeing and proposes five domains which outline the requirements for adolescents to achieve well-being and reach their full potential.
Adolescent Well-Being: A Definition And Conceptual Framework
This is a call on donors, governments, UN agencies, civil societies and youth-led and youth-serving organizations to make adolescent well-being a priority.
Call To Action
With support from the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health (PMNCH) and Women Deliver, the Advocating for Change for Adolescents toolkit was created by young people for young people, to lead and influence change in their communities as well as to hold governments accountable for delivering on their commitments to prioritize adolescents’ health and well-being.
Advocating For Change For Adolescents Toolkit
Organization of African Youth conducted a needs assessment in eight schools both in Nairobi and Kisumu County to determine the needs of the specific groups .This needs assessment was instrumental for development of programming around #MyVoiceMyStory.
Call To Action