Programa Geração Biz - Investing in youth

The story of a national SRH Programme for Adolescents and Youths in Mozambique

No. of pages: 32

Publication date: 2011

Author: UNFPA

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Story of a national program that has been a school for social, academic and professional development for thousands of peer educators and government employees and throughout the years, the program has freed local communities from the stranglehold of taboos on sex, education and the role of young people in society. Geração Biz has reached millions of young people with behavior change messages on HIV and AIDS; brought quality services on sexual and reproductive health to young people everywhere; reduced average school pregnancies by 78.4% ; administered HIV tests to more than 600,000 young people; fostered and nurtured more than 400 youth associations; equipped more than 16,000 peer educators with social and professional skills.