Championing healthy relationships

and sexual wellbeing

The difference we make

“When things go wrong as they sometimes will, don’t quit” is what the poem tells us, and working with the girls in the Beaded Anklet Project has brought up some very difficult challenges, but we’re delighted neither the team nor the girls have quit!

Our partner, Crossroads, runs this peer education project in Ndwedwe, where...

2022 was a year of expansion for ACET Nigeria’s Esteem clubs. The team trained 89 new volunteer educators in the Esteem programme. 31 new Esteem clubs were set up as a result, to support teenagers in building healthy self-esteem, positive relationships, and good sexual health. This means that there are now 49 Esteem clubs in total, reaching...

You may be now very familiar with the main focus of our Zimbabwean partner Nehemiah Project’s Shining Star programme. Their mission is to empower girls and women, who have been driven to sex work, to be in control of their health and to be equipped to generate other income streams. This is achieved through training the ladies as sexual health...

As you can imagine, the war with Russia has had a devastating impact on the young people ACET Ukraine work with.

The team has continued to provide their programme in person wherever possible but has maintained connections online when this has not been viable.

The volunteer leaders, as well as some of the teenagers who attend ACET...

In the 2021/2022 school year, our own Esteem team Paul, Michelle, Rachel and Gareth delivered multiple Esteem relationships and sex education sessions to 4,060 young people across London and Cheshire. Our schools' work serves as a model of best practice to the Esteem network.

Although we have returned to in-person...

We are delighted with the expansion we saw in the 2021/2022 school year in our Esteem training, network membership, and the number of young people reached.

We ran 9 accredited relationships and sex education courses, training 108 people, 101 of whom completed the level 4 accreditation in ‘Teaching RSE.’

During the...

Ndwedwe town, in Kwa-Zulu Natal in South Africa, is literally in the middle of some sugar cane fields at the end of the tarmacked road and lacks any formal roads, piped water and access to electricity.

The area has huge issues with teenage pregnancy, ‘sugar daddies’, ignorance about HIV and general sexual health, and rape is so...

The prevention of mother to child transmission (PMTCT) is an important part of HIV prevention and education work. 21,938 Nigerian children under 5 were infected in 2019 during pregnancy, birth or during breastfeeding. This is about 25% of the mother-to-child transmission taking place globally.

One of the contributing...

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