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Care Young Men Initiative receives Global Education Innovation Award

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Photo credit: © Care International UK

Oak grantee Care has won an award and EUR 10,000 for its Young Men Initiative programme in the Balkan region. The Global Education Innovation Award promotes initiatives that can bring about change through creativity, participation, direct action and innovation.

Care International worked with nine partner organisations to implement the Young Men Initiative, which teaches secondary school students sexual and reproductive health as well as non-violent problem-solving strategies.

“We have seen big progress related to more gender-equal attitudes and knowledge about sexual and reproductive health. And it’s these young men and women who are leading the project.”

– a supervisor from the Young Men Initiative.

“We are so pleased that the hard work of Care has been recognised by this prestigious award,” says Presiana Manolova, Programme Officer of Oak’s Prevent Child Sexual Abuse Programme, based in Bulgaria. “Well done to all who were involved!”

If you would like to learn more about Global Education Network Europe, click here. To find about Care’s great work on the Young Men Initiative, click here. See how Kosovan rapper Lyrical Son helped bring people on board to support this project here.

Watch the video to find out about Program Y, the life skills and healthy lifestyles curriculum for adolescent boys and girls.

This work falls under the Prevent Child Sexual Abuse Programme which seeks to: (1) promote, advance and scale up solutions to reduce child sexual abuse; and (2) engage with and hold global institutions accountable to prevent abuse and to end impunity for child sexual abuse.