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Y-peer Afghanistanwith the support of UNFPA Afghanistan held a Training of Trainers (ToT) from 16th to 20th Oct 2022 in Jalalabad sultan hotel, Nangarhar province, Afghanistan. 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 trainers skills. Following issues have been covered during the 5 days training among 25 female young people. ToT was conducted by lead Trainer Nabila Mohmand, master trainer Maliha Niazi and Tasala Gul using peer education methodology for master trainers and Y-PEER Humanitarian Manual.

Day 1:

At the first day of training focused to prepare the friendly atmosphere for each other, the trainer did say the welcome to the participants; during the pre-test, it was found that 78.88% of the participants are familiar with Young people and the environment they live, Y-PEER Network? 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 .

The second half of the first day was delivered to present the history of Y-PEER in Afghanistan, its mission, what successes have been accomplished, and what the network is doing today. Along with this, an important part of the training was dedicated to provide information about the principle of peer-to-peer education, which is successfully practiced in the process of conducting information sessions on various relevant topics for young people, In Y peer Afghanistan the topics was ,history of Y peer ,how  Y peer start ,its mission and vision ,Y peer education at the core of Y peer  ,Y peer activities ,Y peer Afghanistan as one of the perceive network where covered.

Day 2:

The second day of the training began with a discussion of the previous day, what was did teach by trainers to refresh what had been learned. During the second day, participant’s explored Experiencing adolescence in humanitarian settings, which helped participants understand how to keep developing and maintain their mental health in humanitarian settings. In addition, related sessions were presented that support the emotional and physical health of adolescents as well. These sessions related to Quality Time, Started topic by brain storming, all the participant shared their ideas about time, than the trainer expressed the following issues: focus on goals in daily life, separately focus on original and subsidiary goals, get balance between personal and office work, Draw daily, weekly, monthly and year schedule for activity.

Day 3:

Started the topic by brainstorming the trainer evaluated the knowledge of participate about family planning and gate their ideas then by using flipchart and markers, what is reproductive health? What is family planning? Screening? after presentation all the participant got enough information and discusses their opinions about family planning , one of them was Momina shahzad she said “the family build from father and mother , educated family is best than illiterate and each family should has a plan  for their lives”.

The session related to HIV and AIDS, Drugs: information and prevention are at the core of Y-PEER activities, because the issues involved are still relevant today in all the countries where Y-PEER is active.

Day 4:

Trainer conducted Monitoring and evaluation (M&E) session. The aim of the session was to enhance the skills of future trainers in M&E peer education sessions. During the session, these important components were discussed – Why monitoring and evaluation are important? Monitoring and evaluation essential components of results-based management; Applying, planning, M&E and reporting.

The second topic was trainer’s skills In order to consolidate the trainer’s skills of the participants in practice, simulations of info sessions were held, started the topic by brain storming, at the end of presentation for better understanding one of the participant came to the stage and present the topic as a trainer and consider all the roles.

Day 5:

Youth community work, responsibility and opportunity, Started the topic by brain storming, who is young? Who build the community? What is the responsibilities of young? Effect of young on society? One of the participant Momina shahzad said “ young is the back bone of the society and has many responsibilities , the community is bullied from father and mother and educated father and mother build a complete society , which is Effectiveness “ , after that all the topic discuses clearly to the participant , I got the result after observation , they understood better.


As a result of enhancing the potential of participants, they were suggest to plan PE session in the fields with 10 young people per one trainer. In addition, participants were asked to recommend their ideas on planning activities within the Y-PEER Network.

Upon completion of the ToT participants were awarded with Certification of trainer.

Efficacy of the ToT – assessment the knowledge of the participants:

The analysis of pre and posttests showed a positive effect of the training, pretests – 78, 88% and posttests – 86%. The results showed that these topics were very relevant for the participants.

Challenges faced during the ToT:

  • Lake of time, the topic was lengthy and more Expression and discussion but there was short time.
  • Mismanagement due to lake of time.
  • Not have completely material for better understanding, if we have material for practical that would be better.

Lessons learned:

  • Learned to pay attention Time Management in future.
  • Learned that the friendly environment is efficient in training, the trainee     can catch easily and the training will be interesting.
  • Using Different Methods are very efficient for understanding.


  • To increase the time for future, participant also complained the topic needed enough time and complete explanation but there was not enough time.
  • To have complete materials for future training, we have not complete material.
  • “To increase the number of training for future” participant said.

Recommendations of participants were related to:

  • To develop an efficient and transparent structure for Y-PEER Afghanistan Network.
  • Launching the Y-peer programs in different provinces.
  • Promoting online education for girls who cannot go to schools.
  • All the material should be in Pashto language.
  • Supporting home schools.
  • Reading competitions.
  • Online courses for trainers.
  •  Office for Y-Peer Afghanistan.