Youth Camps - FP2020 Project
Under the UNFPA FP2020 Project, FPASL held two, two-day, residential youth camps in the Galle district, targeting the youth component as the most in-need subpopulation, in the country. For both these youth camps, youth were contacted through the CSOs working in the area, through Universities and youth clubs, operative in the Galle district.
The first Youth Camp was held on 27th and 28th March 2021 at the Sri Lanka Red Cross Training Academy, There were 25 participants, 12 girls and 13 boys.
The second Youth Camp was held on 25th and 26th April, 2021 at the same venue. There were 13 young girls and 11 young boys totalling 24 participants. Youth from 06 CSO’s were drawn for the program.
These youth camps are a forum in which youth are able to discuss the specific challenges that they face in accessing and making use of modern contraceptive methods while being trained on the methods that exist to them and how best to access them. In future, the trained youth will create an advocacy strategy for fellow youth in their districts.
The subject areas that are covered in the Youth Camp are Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, Anatomy and puberty, Contraception, Pregnancy and Termination, Gender and GBV, Relationships and Services and referrals.