SayPro provides hygiene packs to identified PWID – PEOPLE WHO INJECT DRUGS

WhatsApp: + 27 84 313 7407 Email: info@southernafricayouth.org

Email: info@southernafricayouth.org
Call: + 27 11 071 1903
WhatsApp: + 27 84 313 7407

SayProis a non-profit organization that provides various training services to the community. They provide training in drugs and substance abuse. This training is provided because, during adolescence, a young person goes through biological and psychological changes. In addition to the physical changes that mark growing up, the teen’s brain is also developing ways to work more effectively. We empower more than 10 000 youth by providing Life and Work Readiness skills through ICT-based programs.

SayPro work in collaboration with other CBOs in empowering People Who Inject Drugs Human Rights and Programming in Southern Africa.

Factors that influence people to resort to injecting drugs
Unemployment
The term unemployment refers to a situation when a person who is actively searching for employment is unable to find work. Unemployment is considered to be a key measure of the health of the economy. The most frequent measure of unemployment is the unemployment rate, which is the number of unemployed people divided by the number of people in the labor force, most of people they took drugs because they have too much stress of unemployment , that’s why SayPro trying hard to reduce unemployment rates

• Stress and depression
We all deal with stress from time to time, some more than others. It can happen at work, during school, or anytime we get overwhelmed, anxious, or just too busy. For the most part, stress is manageable and once it passes we go back to normal. However some they resort to injecting drug’s during stress, there are times where it can be a bit more debilitating, particularly if the stress is recurring or chronic, or when it sneaks up on us bringing along some strange and unusual physical symptoms.

• Lack of psychosocial support services
They may be forced to flee their homes, some separated from their parents and caregivers along the way. During conflict, they may endure staggering violence, severe injuries and the threat of recruitment into armed groups. Many are cut off from fundamental services like clean water, health care and education, especially as towns become militarized and communities divided, Through it all, children often lack access to mental health and psychosocial support, with potentially devastating long-term effects.

Peer pressure
Peer pressure causes kids to do things they would not otherwise do with the hope of fitting in or being noticed, and of course, this can include experimenting with alcohol and/or drugs.

Easy access to drugs
Teens who have easy access to drugs or alcohol may be at increased risk of substance use in adulthood, a new study suggests. The effects are stronger for white people and males.

Poor background
Some people injecting drugs because of The poor background, they have a lot to deal with

The effects of injecting drug’s.
People who inject drugs (also known as PWID) are among the groups most vulnerable to HIV infection. It is estimated that people who inject drugs are 22 times more likely to acquire HIV than among the rest of the population.
1 Drug use now accounts for an ever-growing proportion of those living with HIV. On average one in ten new HIV infections are caused by the sharing of needles.
2 Moreover, it is estimated that 25% of new infections outside of sub-Saharan Africa are among injecting drug users.
3 It is thought that there are approximately 11.8 million people who inject drugs worldwide, and 13.1% of them are thought to be living with HIV.
4 Three countries account for nearly half of all people who inject drugs globally – China, Russia and the United States of America (USA).
5In Eastern Europe and Central Asia, which saw a 29% increase in new HIV infections between 2010 and 2017, the burden is particularly high among people who inject drugs. In 2017, 39% of new HIV cases in the region were among this group.
Despite the increased risk of HIV for people who inject drugs they are among those with the least access to HIV prevention, treatment and healthcare. This is because drug use is often criminalized and stigmatized.
7in 2011, the Political Declaration on HIV committed world governments to halving HIV transmission among people who inject drugs by 2015. This target was missed by 80% highlighting the shortage of effective prevention for this group.

Our empowerment process model
Stage 1: SayPro evaluates and assesses whether someone is suitable or eligible to enroll for programs in line with requirements. Applicants are required to submit a set of documents for our team to create profiles for them. The documents include.

Stage 2: SayPro enrolls the youth for technical competencies where we empower the youth with a set of job-related skills, knowledge, and abilities that are necessary for successfully doing the job and delivering results. We also focus on behavioral competencies (“soft skills”) that are based on values, personal traits (attributes), attitudes, habits, and experiences that are necessary for success in the job and the workplace, by training them in this competency we enhance their chances of accessing jobs.

Stage 3: The third stage of our work-readiness program focuses on assessments where we evaluate, measure, and document the academic readiness, learning progress, skill acquisition of our beneficiaries, we can determine whether learners are competent through completed Formative and Summative Assessments.

Stage 4: Upon completion of the Work Readiness Program, we develop feedback reports to provide feedback to beneficiaries to inform them about their overall performance. Beneficiaries are then issued with recognized certificates and further assisted in applying for jobs and other employment opportunities.

Email: info@southernafricayouth.org Tel/WhatsApp: + 27 84 313 7407

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