Improvements to the Infrastructure of Youth Group House and Clinic

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Improvements to the Infrastructure of Youth Group House and Clinic
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Country: Nicaragua
Volunteer(s) Name: M Mahoney
Volunteer(s) Homestate: Virginia
Funds community contributed: $1191.76
Percentage community contributed: 100%
Funds needed were: $0
Funds requested were: $0
PPCP #: 524-071
Year of project approval: 2009
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Projects started in Nicaragua 2009 (4).
Construction of a Community Library for Elementary School Teachers and Students, Improvements to the Infrastructure of Youth Group House and Clinic, Plan Today, Live Tomorrow: Teaching Sexual and Reproductive Responsibility in Secondary Schools, Trash Treatment Facility
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Info about the Improvements to the Infrastructure of Youth Group House and Clinic


In a secluded rural community in the mountains of the north-western part of Nicaragua, there are 2,081 youth (between 10 and 19 years old) that will benefit directly from the improved infrastructure of the local Youth Group House and Clinic.

The Youth Group House and Clinic is a locale where participants receive sexual and reproductive health education in areas such as HIV/AIDS, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Youth Pregnancy, Self-Esteem, Women’s Reproductive Rights, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Abuse, Family Planning, and the promotion of condom use.

In this rural town, the population, especially the youth, are very timid. Confidentiality issues, little education and self-confidence lead to a lack of communication and ability to ask for advice regarding personal or sexual health. With only three consultation rooms, the only health clinic in town is usually overflowing with patients, and offers little privacy, making it difficult for adolescents to address personal needs or questions. However, since the initial construction of the Youth Group House and Clinic, more adolescents have participated in sexual and reproductive health sessions.

This project aims to remodel the Youth Group House with the following actions:

Finish building the division between the Youth Group House and the Clinic to ensure complete privacy

Place window panes in their respective places in order to secure equipment in the building and ensure privacy

Install ceiling fans in the Clinic and the House to cool the area, encouraging youth to participate in educational sessions

Improve health-related knowledge and prevention practices in the adolescents of the town

Increase attendance in activities that take place in the Youth Group House

The Health Center has agreed to support the project by appointing staff to conduct appointments in the clinic as well as to help educators in the weekly youth meetings.

Note: This summary was provided by a Peace Corps Volunteer and the community administering this project.

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