Requests for Proposals: Young People
Open date: 9/20/2022 Due Date for Concept Notes
10/28/2022 11:00 AM
Applicable Countries Reflects the Countries that we are supporting for this Young People – Elton John AIDS Foundation and the resulting funding.
Angola;Botswana;Côte d’Ivoire;Cambodia;Eswatini (fmr. “Swaziland”);Ethiopia;India;Indonesia;Kenya;Laos;Lesotho;Madagascar;Malawi;Malaysia;Mozambique;Namibia;Nigeria;Philippines;South Africa;Tanzania;Thailand;Timor-Leste;Uganda;United States of America;Vietnam;Zambia;Zimbabwe
Key Populations being SupportedThe key population groups that are being supported by this RFP and Funding.
Open for Concept Notes
Description:The Elton John AIDS Foundation is seeking pilot project proposals to measurably and meaningfully engage, educate and link Very Young Adolescents (VYAs) aged 10 – 14 to Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) Information and Services.
The Elton John AIDS Foundation requests appropriately costed budgets for projects with a duration of between 12 to 18 months.
Accepted proposals should address one or more of the following themes:
i.Improving adolescent’s Sexual and Reproductive Health long–term knowledge and behaviours, empowering them to make informed choices around their health and wellbeing
· Interventions that strengthen adolescents’ life skills (including puberty knowledge, menstruation care, safe sexual practices, relationship dynamics, intimate partner violence, etc) that allow VYAs the capacity to make informed choices about their health and wellbeing both, within and outside of school settings
· Interventions that address gender inequities.
ii.Improve SRHR skills of parents, caregivers, and authority figures
· Support parents, caregivers, and authority figures (teachers, coaches, community leaders, etc) to better understand and embrace the SRHR needs of VYAs
· Improve the awareness and approach of caregivers (including healthcare workers) to deliver youth-centric, high quality, non-discriminatory information, and services.
iii.Address restrictive norms and policies which limit adolescents from realizing optimal SRH
· Engage leaders and community members to create a conducive environment for adolescents to access relevant and accurate information and services
· Work to meaningfully shift policies that restrict adolescents’ access to relevant information and services.
iv. Generate and document data around the SRH challenges facing VYAs and/or the efficacy of established programming focused on VYAs
· Show existing gaps in SRH programming and delineate out possible solutions.