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YPEER TOT Nangarhar

YPEER TOT Nangarhar

Y-PEER Afghanistan with the support of UNFPA Afghanistan held a Training of Trainers (TOT) from 16th to 20th Oct 2022 in Sultan hotel, Nangarhar, Afghanistan. The objection of the TOT was to enhance the knowledge of active Afghan youth, who don’t have access to public awareness, raising campaign opportunities to strengthen and spread high quality peer-to-peer education in the field of adolescent and youth health and wellbeing, including HIV prevention, drugs prevention, early marriages, communication skills and trainer’s skills.

These issues have been covered during the 5 days training among 25 male youth.

Methodology for master trainers and Y-PEER Humanitarian Manual.


Day 1:

The first day of training focused on how to provide a safe and friendly space for efficient training, as well as to familiarize participants with the objectives and outputs of TOT.

During the pre-test it was found that most of the participants are familiar with Healthy lifestyle, FP (Family Planning) Drugs (Prevention) and HIV/AIDS.

Agenda explained for the participant: Y-PEER Afghanistan history, Peer Education (PE), Experiencing adolescence in humanitarian settings, Decision making, Quality Time, Healthy life-style, Family planning and youth, HIV and AIDS, Drugs, Monitoring and evaluating and Trainers skills.

As an introduction part of the participants was conducted, a game by the name of “Introduce your partner” and “golden rules” were settled on to define the scope of training.

 Main expectations of the participants mostly were related to improving

Their training skills in particular strengthening their capacity on conducting info sessions

Half of the first day was delivered to present the history of Y-PEER Network and History of Y- Network in Afghanistan, its mission, what successes have been accomplished, and what the network is doing today. In Y peer Afghanistan the topics was general information about the global Y-Peer network was presented, which includes the topics (History of Y-Peer, when the Y-Peer network started working in Afghanistan, the number of Y-Peer members, areas of activity of the Y-Peer network, the conditions under which Organization Y-Peer works, and Y-Peer past and future plans)

Day 2:

The second day of training started with a revision of the previous day, what was taught by the trainers to refresh what was learned. During the second day, the participants explored the adolescent experience in humanitarian settings, which helped participants understand how to continue to grow and maintain their mental health in humanitarian settings. In addition, related sessions were provided that support the emotional and physical health of adolescents.

The second topic was quality time sessions: started with brainstorming, all participants shared their thoughts on time, then the trainer said: focus on goals in everyday life, specify your main and secondary goals than separate focus on main and secondary goals, balancing personal and office work, draw a daily, weekly, monthly and yearly schedule for activities.

Day 3:

On the third day, as usual, two of the participants reviewed the topics of the second day. Moreover, the trainer asked the participant about family planning in a brainstorming manner.

The participants had different ideas and thoughts as they said that family planning is very helpful for families from an economic point of view, and it provides education space for children. By using flipchart and markers, what is reproductive health? What is family planning? What is the method of family planning? After the presentation, all the participants got enough information about family planning methods and values, the effect on baby and mother health, and the decreasing mortality rate.

One of the participants said that by using family planning services, we could have a healthy family, a good economy, a life free from violence and mental problems, and a healthy society.

Day 4:

In the fourth day the topics about early / child marriage, maturity age, early pregnancy, trainer’s skills were presented. And, the session on early/child marriage was very important as this problem is one of the most crucial in Afghanistan and many girls are facing it and also we have a phrase that means a child how can bring another child

Child marriage is not the main cause of physical problems it causes mental problems, violence, child death, mothers deaths. The second topic of this day were training skills there are the important elements of training skills that were trained for participants

The main parts of conducting trainings by trainers

Preparatory part; Collecting information about training; Interactive training methods; Curriculum (plan) of the training; Ethics of the trainer; Organization of the training space; Active listening skills; Audience control methods; Working with questions; Trainer and Co-trainer; What is feedback?, Evaluation and reporting after training. During this session, information about effective communication was delivered as well, as

This topic is an important part of a trainer’s skills. In order to consolidate the trainer’s skills of the participants in practice, simulations of info sessions were held. the participants were divided into teams of trainers, so according to the divided topics they held mini info sessions. From the trainers’ side feedback was given to improve the coaching skills of the participants.

Day 5:

Monitoring and evaluation (M&E) sessions were conducted by All Trainers the Main point of the session was to raise the skills of future trainers in M&E peer education sessions. During the session, these important ingredients were discussed: Why monitoring and evaluation is quite important.

Monitoring and evaluation are needful ingredients of results-based management;

Applying M&E in activity planning and reporting processes of PE sessions.

Monitoring and evaluation is a part of our mission that brings new experience in our decision.