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Youth Competence

Here we learn from each other and work together towards youth competence- youth competent to address their own issues. Logo designed by Gerve from Haiti.

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Started by Rituu B. Nanda. Last reply by Hutchison florence Mar 4, 2014. 13 Replies

Dear Members of youth competence group, Greetings from Delhi! Our group member Korey from Guyana suggested that we should have a picture or logo for youth competence group. What do you…Continue

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Landmark report on HIV among Zambia’s young people highlights challenges and charts the way forward

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KONY 2012

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Youth focus actions that can be asked of governments with regard to health and green economy!

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Dear All,I am here with some questions with regard to a contribution that I am to make within the next two days for a paper, details given below:Planning on contributing to a document on Green…Continue

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Comment by John Mutua on March 17, 2014 at 11:14am

Its Monday and I have just come from a community visit. I had visited a community called Siakago.Its three months since I started walking alongside Siakago community.A team of 20 people has been meeting to discuss about the concern of orphans and vulnerable children.The team has started a table banking initiative whereby each member contributes 50KSHS only a weekly basis. That means every week the team brings together 1000Kshs.Every week some one takes a loan of the 1000Kshs and returns it with an extra 100Kshs.That way the group has now raised 8000Kshs and the journey continues.Today,however,I walked into our meeting place and there was something in the faces of some members that told me all was not fine.'We have lost one of our members',Caudacia told me. Philiph has been on ARVs and been of great strength in the team but now he is gone! I remember how for the last three months he has been waiting for the children to play games in the KAY clubs and then while resting he would join me to ask revealing questions"Which team won"?," What have you learnt from the games that you can apply in your life as a young person"......Thanks for your support!R.I.P.  


Comment by John Mutua on March 5, 2014 at 10:31am

The underlying principle is that emotional, social and cultural needs of children are as important as their material needs. The opportunities for following up discussions arise in many community conversations. Sick parents or guardians when sharing their concerns often reflect about their childrens lack of morale because of the condition they are in or their withdrawal due to the pressure of caring for their sick parents.Other connections are stimulated at family level through home visits. Discussions around concerns in relation to orphans and vulnerable, strengths for response and vision/hope for the future opens invitations for support and a place to be meeting with the kids and youth is agreed.Meeting days are agreed and through consistent accompaniment KAY club leaders from the community own the process.In the KAY clubs children are mentored to become agents of change in their homes and in the wider community.

Comment by Rituu B. Nanda on March 4, 2014 at 7:03pm

A warm welcome John Mutua (Kenya) to this group! How do you mobilise kids and youth clubs? Thanks.

Comment by John Mutua on March 4, 2014 at 9:52am

Hallo dear friends.I am working with The Salvation Army as a Psychosocial support for Orphans and vulnerable children coordinator in five communities. Kids and Youth clubs is the avenue we use to share and learn on concerns related to OVCs.Hope we will continue to share and learn.In each of the five communities are 2 KAY clubs each with a mimimum of 30 children. We are accompanying 300 Orphans and vulnerable children.Thanks

Comment by Rituu B. Nanda on February 26, 2014 at 10:45am
YPARD is searching for a dynamic Web and Communications Officer!
This is a 6month full-time position, based in Rome.
Deadline: March 23rd!
Two points I'd like to highlight:
- Proficiency in Spanish is a strong asset.
- Strong flair and passion for communications, community management and youth-in-agriculture empowerment is a must!

Please do spread the word.
Kind regards,
Marina Cherbonnier
Web and Communications Officer
YPARD - Young Professionals' Platform on Agricultural Research for Development
Comment by Rituu B. Nanda on February 14, 2014 at 3:49pm

A warm welcome to Bukenya Amir from Uganda! He works with differently abled children. You can connect with him at

Comment by Jossef B. Khamara on February 12, 2014 at 10:45am

@ Korery, that's very good hope it will be of success. 

Comment by Korey Anthony Chisholm on February 11, 2014 at 11:13pm

Dear friends, colleagues and supporters of young people in the global response to HIV and AIDS! (apologies for any cross postings)


The Melbourne Youth Force (MYF) is incredibly excited to announce the launch of its website  

The StepWise team, ICASOICAD, and Melbourne Youth Force (MYF) together with YEAH, are excited to announce the launch of a new area of StepWise Guide designed specifically for young people... This new section of StepWise: The Community Guide to AIDS 2014 is designed and managed by Melbourne Youth Force, and will function as the primary web space for the coalition of young people as they work to shape the strategic direction of youth activities and online advocacy in the lead up to and during AIDS 2014.

StepWise is an online hub for information related to the 20th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2014), to be held 20-25 July, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia. StepWise is tailored for communities and individuals around the world who are interested in learning about and/or attending AIDS 2014.

“This partnership reflects what StepWise is all about: making AIDS 2014 more accessible to the people most impacted by HIV around the world,” described Mary Ann Torres, ICASO Executive Director. “Youth Force has been an invaluable asset to the global fight against AIDS, and has made an incredible impact on International AIDS Conferences since 2002 in Barcelona.”

Melbourne Youth Force (MYF) is a global network of young people and those who support youth leadership in the global response to HIV. MYF is committed to facilitating and shaping the next generation’s response to HIV in the world. “The 2014 Melbourne Youth Force will ensure that young people are highly visible and their voices heard, not only as delegates but as organizers, decision-makers and global advocates in the lead up to AIDS 2014, “says Alischa Ross MYF Co-Convener and CEO of YEAH, the lead Australian partner of MYF. “We are proud of the collaboration that has been achieved by integrating the MYF online presence into the StepWise website”, she continued.

At StepWise, visitors will find information about the AIDS 2014 conference, including the Global Village, reminders about upcoming deadlines, updates on immigration and housing, links to abstract mentoring opportunities, and learning and networking opportunities before the conference and in Melbourne. Community members are invited to share information and opportunities via StepWise, through the StepWise Twitter:@stepwiseguide, and the StepWise Guide Facebook page. Be sure to tag posts #aids2014 #stepwise ! Also, connect with the MYF Facebook page and through the MYF Twitter: @youthaids2014 and tag posts #youthaids2014 . 

Best regards,
Korey Anthony Chisholm,
Youth Pavilion, International Co- Chair
AIDS 2014 YouthForce

Comment by Rituu B. Nanda on January 29, 2014 at 6:32pm

A warm welcome to two new members who have joined the youth competence group:

Emmanuel Marfo from Ghana whose dream is to be part of the youth-led global change. He wants to promote SALT in Ghana. Here is his profile page

Sanjay Pokharel from Nepal who describes himself -Dairy Engineer,Agriculturist,Photographer,social worker,traveler,reader , football ideologist n music lover,a thirst to learn n try new things. You can find his profile at:

Comment by Emmanuel Marfo on January 29, 2014 at 12:05pm

Greetings from Ghana


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