To support Black and Ethnic Minority young people in making informed sexual health choices through leadership/volunteer development, counselling, and school-based peer education work.
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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1014056)
In 2003, NPL commissioned a joint study with the Trust for the Study of Adolescence, funded by the Big Lottery, which collected data from over 3,000 young people aged 15 to 18 from 16 schools in 10 London boroughs. The findings of the research in the 2006 report, ‚ÄòSexual Health Knowledge, Attitudes and Behaviours among Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) Youth in London‚Äô suggested differences in knowledge, attitude and behaviour among young people from different ethnic communities. Following the research NPL has prioritized working with youth as a cross-cutting priority in all its work. This priority is currently focused on providing sexual health leadership development opportunities for young people as well as enabling them to make informed sexual health choices through peer education work in schools and through offering targetted professional counselling services. The specific purpose of the counselling service is: ‚Äòindividuals from BME communities, particularly young people and people living with HIV, are enabled to identify, express, and clarify their feelings and needs regarding sexual health and make positive choices for themselves‚Äô. The specific purpose of the peer education programme is: ‚ÄòEmpowerment of young BME peer educators as sexual health advocates and leaders promoting sexual health well-being‚Äô. Projected annual costs: - Counselling work: ¬£38,000 - Peer Education work: ¬£45,000 TOTAL: ¬£83,000
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