The Collaborative HIV Adolescents Mental Health Programme (CHAMP) is adapted to deliver activities aimed at transforming knowledge and behavior about gender-based violence (GBV), intimate partner violence (IPV), and comprehensive sexual health education (CSE). CHAMP concentrates on influencing parenting to heighten youth awareness of cultural norms and values that negatively impact sexual choices. It encourages parents to reinforce risk-related themes and prevention values by coaching and supporting youth to apply specific skills to delay sex and handle relationship pressures by obtaining guidance, information, and emotional support.
Aim of CHAMP
CHAMP aims to enhance parental decision-making, increase healthy and nurturing parent-youth dialogue, improve aptitude to counteract negative peer pressure and reduce sexual risk. Additionally, CHAMP will seek to transform and/or change unhealthy, negative gender norms of those participating in the programme, by promoting gender equitable attitudes and behaviours while examining and deconstructing harmful gender norms.
Responsibilities of a CHAMP Ambassador
- Complete a five-day workshop, four hours each day.
- Facilitate twelve sessions with twenty families guided by the CHAMP Facilitator Guide.
- Facilitate two to three sessions per week over a six-to-twelve-week period.
- Communicate regularly with the CHAMP Youth Officers.
- Adapt CHAMP Facilitator Guide modules to PowerPoint presentations using the core materials for the specific audiences and target groups.
- Deliver Pre and Post-tests to the participants.
- Record attendance and active participation from the participants.
- Submit all reporting requirements in a timely manner.
- Must be currently living in Trinidad and Tobago
- Persons must be between 16 and 35 years of age when submitting registration.
- Efficient communication skills (both written and oral)
- Must be able to manage both human and material sources to specific audiences and target groups.
- Ambassadors must have fundamental belief that gender-based violence is wrong and a violation of one’s human rights.
- Ambassadors must have the ability to work as part of a facilitation team.
- Experience working with youth and adults in a group setting will be an asset.
- Commitment to nonviolent family values and ending all forms of violence.
- Familiarity with participatory learning techniques will be an asset.
Ambassadors must be able to commit to being trained from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on the following days:
Wednesday, 25th August
Thursday, 26th August
Sunday, 29th August
Wednesday, 1st September
Thursday, 2nd September
Please click the link to apply.