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CHESIDS approaches Health as a development Issue. One of its strategies is Partnering with Youths for Health (PY4H). The PY4H initiative deploys a structured approach to identify, equip, mentor, assist and fund young people to implement development projects in targeted communities. Through PY4H, CHESIDS builds and nurtures a pipeline of young social change agents committed and willing to support a range of causes.
In this intervention in Ido Osi LGA, CHESIDS trained and equipped 6 youths to be at the forefront of an End FGM campaign in 4 communities- Osi, Usi, Igbole and Ifisin communities.
CHESIDS received funding from The Girl Generation (TGG), a global collective with a shared vision to #EndFGM in one generation. In this partnership with TGG, CHESIDS worked to increase youth leadership in the collective effort to end FGM by stimulating more constructive intergenerational FGM-themed conversations, improving the knowledge and skills of targeted youths to correctly advocate and drive informed action against FGM, and implementing youth driven FGM-themed events in four communities in Ido Osi Local Government Area (LGA) of Ekiti State in south-west Nigeria.
From L to R is, Dr. E.O Jaiyesimi,
Mr. Fagorusi Oluwasola & Dr. Charity Chenge