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Comics: Using comics as an educational tool to supply teens and adolescents with SRHE

Ensure teens and adolescent youth make informed decisions and their sexual and reproductive health.

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Opportunity Areas – Select those that apply

  • Last Mile Sexual and Reproductive Health Commodities

What specific problem(s) are you trying to address? (300 character limit)

Teens and adolescents face both increased sexual and reproductive vulnerability and disruption to accessing SRH and rights education. There's a lack of collaboration between emergency education, sexual and reproductive health specialists and tech-savvy communication experts.

What are some of your unanswered questions about the problem(s) you are working to address? (500 character limit)

What different cultural sensitivities will we need to take into consideration? What are the greatest educational needs around sexual and reproductive health and rights? Will there be any resistance against educating young women around sexual and reproductive health and rights?

Who are your end users? (1000 character limit)

We estimate to reach out to one million refugee teens and displaced female aged 10-20 who attend school irregularly/not at all. Young women suffer massively in conflict: increased vulnerability in displacement and evacuations, sexual violence, reduced physical and psychosocial coping skills, and increased stigma. We adopt a ‘whole person education’ as it benefits a person both socially and emotionally. Education reduces the impact of interruptions caused by crisis; enhances knowledge around sexual and reproductive health and rights. Other beneficiaries are teachers (and family members). Stress and lack of resources make teaching difficult and our downloadable/printable materials address this.

Explain your idea. (500 character limit)

will use arts-based educational resources to transform learning, tailored both for self-directed and teacher-facilitated learning. We provide ethnographic literary embedded with interactive multimedia information. All our materials and guidance notes are free to access online, download or print. Students identify with the true stories ensuring relevance and providing emotional support as they learn.

What is your value proposition? (500 character limit)

combines both, with a wide network, excellent geographical reach and pedagogical innovations, to educate adolescent women around; Health: sexual and reproductive health, feminine hygiene Rights: UN Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR), prevention of gender based violence (e.g. FGC)

What's different about your idea compared to current solutions? (500 character limit)

engages young people more than books, fitting around camp duties for self-directed or group study, with/out a teacher or formal learning space. Our are based on ethnographic research, using individual stories to convey wider issues. Students identify with the , embedding psychosocial learning impact. Our asset-based methodology is culturally and contextually relevant and can be applied to a range of emergencies. For teachers we provide lesson plans and guidance notes.

What are the key reasons why end users would turn to your organization over another?

  • Performance: Improving performance

What would success look like for your end users? (500 character limit)

-Transform vital research into an accessible, digestible format that is both engaging and informative to read. -Bridge the link between specialists and tech-savvy communication specialists ensuring that valuable content around SRH is delivered in a forward thinking and efficient method using our online learning platform. -By supplying clear and engaging information on our online platform we shall ensure users have the necessary information to make confident informed decisions on SRH rights

How would you measure the impact your idea has on your end user(s) ? How will you measure the success of your program? (500 character limit)

We will measure impact based on role understanding of how this affects outcomes. Our target areas are ideal setting for initial prototyping and M&E due to their structured nature including community centers, informal schools and child friendly spaces.

What strategies will/are you testing to acquire end users? (300 character limit)

Online ads(Web, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram), Offline ads (Radio and TV ads, newspapers, posters, fliers,banners, billboards), Word of mouth (peer-to-peer programs and door-to-door)

Key partnerships - Who will you partner with to make your idea work? (500 character limit)

We will expand on our stakeholders, in addition to educators we will work with other influential distributors such as social workers, health care providers, Ministry of health and the community.

What is your organization’s name? (150 character limit)

Youth Contact Association

Tell us more about you: (750 character limit)

Joseph is an employee of youth based NGO in Uganda, but am very passionate about designing innovations that can bring about everlasting solutions to both local and international challenges. I have worked in the area of my idea before and I possess all that it requires to bring this idea to pass.

Organizational Characteristics

  • Women-led organization
  • Disabled Persons Organization (DPO)
  • Youth-led organization
  • Displaced Person / Refugee-led
  • Locally/community-led organization

Where will your idea be implemented? (200 character limit)

Uganda

What do you need to get started? (500 character limit)

Both financial and professional human resource are key requirements in the testing and prototyping of Beauty and Duty SRH project.

What is the current scale of your proposed innovation?

  • It is still in planning phase and does not exist yet.

Experience in Implementation Country(ies)

  • Yes, for more than one year.

Expertise in Sector

  • I've worked in a sector related to my idea for more than a year.

Organization Location (200 character limit)

Uganda

What is your organizational status?

  • We are a registered non-profit, charity, NGO, or community-based organization.

What is the maturity of your innovation?

  • Early Stage Innovation: I am exploring my innovation, refining, researching, and gathering inspiration.

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Photo of Chenai Muchena
Team

Joseph Mulabbi  Hello,

This is a very interesting concept, I really like the idea and I think it is worth looking into and developing. I recently worked on a similar idea but in a different sector, we were looking into Neglected Tropical diseases and we found that this method proved effective. Just to help you a bit on refining this concept:
Have you considered some potential barriers to entry? what were some of the insights you gained from the interview stage?
what specific age group have you identified to test the prototype with?

Photo of Victor
Team

Joseph Mulabbi . I have just seen this https://www.guttmacher.org/ from Eunice Kajala . It will help in getting data.

Photo of Joseph Mulabbi
Team

Hi Victor, am so happy that you took time to read my idea.
Thanks for the link it is really a great deal and it will help me in refining my idea.

Photo of Francis Mutua
Team

Your idea sounds very much like what Well Told Stories in Kenya is doing. You can check out the comics here for inspiration https://issuu.com/shujaazfm and also you could learn more from their website to refine your idea some more http://www.welltoldstory.com/.