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Lesidi Girls Programme, Soweto, South Africa

Primary Services provided are HIV testing, screening, and counselling through partnerships with local organisations. Secondary Services are Community-Based HIV and Violence Prevention Program: Group-based interventions and empowerment sessions in collaboration with other local organisations. Contextual Activities include education subsidies to assist girls in attending school.

Comprehensive economic strengthening through CV writing, job search skills, and leadership opportunities. Post-violence care for survivors of gender-based violence is also provided with attention to the provision of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) through partnerships with USAID.

The programme also aims to provide Improved access to youth-responsive sexual and reproductive health services. Parental care programs to promote positive parenting practices.

Overall, the programme adopts a holistic approach to address the multifaceted challenges faced by AGYW, aiming to break the cycle of vulnerability and empower them to lead healthier, more fulfilled lives.