More than 100 young volunteers and volunteer coordinators of youth-friendly health clinics, the Youth Klinic (YK) Moldova network, engaged in a four-day per-to-peer learning program on sexual and reproductive health and rights and creative communication online. The program involves 31 YK centers from across the country with four-member teams, IPN reports.
In a press release, the organizers note that the participants during the learning program will enrich their knowledge of health and youth development and also of creative communication online. The trainers of the program are specialists of the Youth Klinic Moldova, of the National Resource Center on Youth-Friendly Health Services “Neovita”, said communication expert Cristian Saulea and Sorin Cenușă, who will share his knowledge and experience as an YK volunteer.
The peer-to-peer online learning program intended for YK volunteers will end with the launch of a broad online communication effort initiated by the participants in the program. The young volunteers will launch the products of this program – key messages for mates in the form of banners, videos or other online communication formats – which will be distributed online during the Youth Week. The messages will promote the youth-friendly health services offered by the YK network free and confidentially to all the young people aged between 10 and 24, etc.
The event is held thanks to the partnership between the Association “Health for the Youth” and the United Nations Population Fund that assists the Ministry of Education, Culture and Research of Moldova in developing healthy and safe behaviors among teens and youth people through formal health education programs and extracurricular activities. The per-to-peer learning program is one of the relevant support activities, said YK Moldova. The donation of protective equipment for specialists of the 41 YK centers, who ensure the work of the YK network during the pandemic, forms part of same partnership.
Youth Klinic Moldova is a network of state medical institutions that was created with the assistance of UNICEF Moldova (stage 1, 7 centers) and was extended to 41 centers all over Moldova with the support of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation.