Life Planning for Adolescents and Youths (LPAY)

LIFE PLANNING FOR ADOLESCENTS AND YOUTHS

Demand Generation

To increase the demand for life planning information and services among young people, NURHI 2 Adolescents and Youth Demand Generation approach uses communication to increase adequate and accurate knowledge of contraceptive use, promote sexual responsibility and life planning among young people and trigger discussions about life planning at both the household and community levels. NURHI 2 does this through an integrated communication strategy that uses social mobilization, media campaigns, and entertainment education.

NURHI 2 works with existing social mobilization structures within the communities in Kaduna, Lagos and Oyo to create general awareness, establish basic knowledge about life planning and address ideational factors among the priority audience. The social mobilizers are trained on youth focused messaging and activities using Social Mobilizer’s Training Curriculum on Life Planning for Adolescent and Youth during Neighborhood Campaigns, Community Dialogue and Key Life Events to trigger life planning conversations both at the household and community levels.

LPAY Z-card guides young persons on how to make responsible life choices and healthy decisions about their reproductive health with complete and correct information, healthy attitudes, good decision-making, communication and life planning skills. Sexual feelings are normal but sexual activities should only be engaged in when one is consciously ready and fully convinced.

Youth Social Mobilisers sensitizing young people during Youth Engagement in Mushin LGA


There is therefore the need to respect one’s body and that of one’s partner. The young persons should never hesitate to talk to their parents, trusted friends or health workers if they feel pressured to have sex when they do not want to. They should resist sex based on transactions, pity or threat. As a young person, one’s own your body and must make conscious personal decision before one engages in sex.


NURHI 2 collaborates with National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) to integrate life planning for adolescents and youth (LPAY) into existing HIV/AIDS Core Peer Educators Trainers (C-PET) structure in the three (3) intervention States as revealed in the Framework for NURHI 2 Engagement with NYSC.


NURHI Phase 1 (2009 – 2015)

Phase 1 of NURHI was implemented in sex cities(Federal Capital Territory, Ibadan, Ilorin, Kaduna, Benin and Zaria).It significantly contributed to increasing the contraceptive prevalence rate in these cities as indicated by the 2013 National Demographic Health Survey.

NURHI Phase 1 (2009 – 2015)

Phase 1 of NURHI was implemented in sex cities(Federal Capital Territory, Ibadan, Ilorin, Kaduna, Benin and Zaria).It significantly contributed to increasing the contraceptive prevalence rate in these cities as indicated by the 2013 National Demographic Health Survey.