UNICEF unvelis U-Report Program to Swazi Scouts

UNICEF Swaziland has unveiled the U-Report program to scouts during training at the IDM Campus Matsapha. This program, to be launched soon, has proven to be most effective tool in Uganda; hence Swaziland Scouts, as a leading youth movement in Swaziland, we are more than ready to take lead in this program.

U-report is a free SMS-based system that will allow young Swazis to speak out on what’s happening in communities across the country, and work together with other community leaders for positive change
They will:
■Speak out on what’s happening in their community
■Use U-report results and information to update and increase citizen’s awareness
■Participate in nationwide campaigns to help improve the country
■Share what’s happening around Swaziland with other U-reporters
For more information on U-Reporters in Swaziland visit www.swaziland.ureport.in


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Swazi Scouts unveil Innovative Peer Communication Strategy.

Emavalandlela Swaziland Scouts Association (SSA) has  partnered with UNICEF-Swaziland in a six months project on HIV/AIDS education. This partnership has led to a one week training of twenty Scouts on an Innovative Peer Communication strategy which was hels  at IDM-Swaziland, between 12-16 January 2015 in an effort to reduce the infection rate amongst the youth in the country. The training will be an innovative strategy on how to draw attention of their peers innovatively, then disseminate HIV/AIDS information and artistically let their peers to seriously give a thought of what they can do to reduce HIV/AIDS infection rate individually. The strategy has been devised to use the art of storytelling as a tool of encouraging peer participatory method in disseminating facts about HIV/Aids.