Many of the disadvantaged youth do not have a well-structured family life. Neither are they encouraged or supported in trying out new options to increase their confidence in their own abilities or learn new skills. HAWE addresses this situation via its Youth health and development Program (YHDP). HAWE's YHDP program includes general life skill activities, Personal Health Management, Reproductive Health and development of skills which improves their ability to generate income and their employability such as ICT proficiency, arts and crafts, communication skills, and business and entrepreneurship skills.
This initiative creates change in support of young people being healthy, creative and fully engaged citizens. The program is geared towards enhancing youth's ability to take charge of leading their own life, sustainability and to build their skills, mainly focusing on youth from age 18 to under 30 to enhance their participation in their community development. HAWE follows three way approaches to youth participation.
HAWE has provided reproductive health service and economies support for 350 commercial sex worker women in Bahir Dar city in two sub-cities. About 2000 households receive family planning service. HAWE has also supported to 297 youth through income generating activities program and has enabled them to support themselves and their families.
IGA and Sanitary Pads
Support of girls in all educational services, health cares and awareness creations in HIV/AIDS, reproductive health and income generating activities of girls.