The Wits University Perinatal HIV Research study System based at Baragwanath Healthcare facility has introduced an effort to produce an empowerment project dealing with youth health and psychological health and wellbeing through social media.
The system is inviting young people with 2,000 or more fans on social networks to end up being influencers of the #YouthKeStarring program.
The coronavirus pandemic has actually taken a heavy toll on young people around the world, with schools and universities needing to close forcing them to stay at home. A rise in youth joblessness due to the pandemic has actually also left lots of in monetary trouble with less wish for the future.
” The youth together with the Perinatal HIV Research Study System (PHRU) have actually however declined to let the impact of the pandemic bring them down and chose it’s time to rise up and take charge with the production of #YouthkeStarring, which is a non-profit youth empowerment project. The slogan is rather elaborative and states the function of this campaign, which is ‘Youth at the front line of modification’,” the organisation said in a statement.
The initiative intends to connect to young people through their social networks platforms to spread health and mental health messages.
” #YouthkeStarring intends to resolve, not ease, the social factors of health among the youth and it is a platform to combine and enhance the voices of the youth. This social health promo campaign utilizes the Ottawa charter action locations specifically: producing encouraging environments, reinforcing community action, and establishing personal skills as part of the application strategy,” the statement said.
As part of the project, the organisation stated there will be 12 regular monthly themes, each with the goal to notify, empower, engage and engage with the youth in fulfilment of the elements recognized by the World Health Organisation’s meaning of health.
” The vision of this campaign is to develop an interactive youth-led platform that assists for the empowerment of the youth of Africa as a whole. PHRU has played a significant role in empowering the youth by permitting them to take charge in the project and giving them the power to make decisions in terms of the direction, mission, vision, objectives, and goals of the campaign,” stated the organisation.
The non-profit project is still searching for young and enthusiastic individuals keen to be part of the task.
The campaign will be formally released in December and is wanting to extend beyond the borders of SA and reach Africa as a whole.