When it comes to meaningful youth engagement (MYE) in adolescent and youth sexual and reproductive health (AYSRH) programming, the investment can be high and the outcomes, slow.
But when done right, the benefits reap dividends.
Based on our experiences through PSI’s youth-powered programming, we’ve learned that the proper structure and resources—layered with a dose of patience – set teams up to engage young people in a way that delivers value not only for the young people themselves, but for projects as a whole.
We talked to PSI’s MYE mavens: Edwin Mtei, the Tanzania Project Manager for PSI’s flagship youth-powered AYSRH project Adolescents 360 (A360), Arnold Kabahaula, A360 Tanzania’s Learning Coordinator, and Claire Cole, Implementation Science and Learning Advisor at PSI, for their take on how to get MYE right based on their experience in A360.
Read the Q&A here.