Activating Emphathy: Transforming school to teach what matters: Condoms are not only a birth control

Activating Emphathy: Transforming school to teach what matters: Condoms are not only a birth control

Israel
Organization type: 
nonprofit/ngo/citizen sector
Project Stage:
Established
Budget: 
$1,000 - $10,000
Project Summary
Elevator Pitch

Concise Summary: Help us pitch this solution! Provide an explanation within 3-4 short sentences.

We are NGO that support infertile people and have a prevention project for high school pupils to prevent infertility as much as we can.

About Project

Problem: What problem is this project trying to address?

STD's are the problems no 1 of youth. They conducting relations without even thinking that STD can follow it or even un wonted pregnancy . Lack of knowledge about STD's and the simple fact that use of a condom may save their life if it HIV or damage their future fertility is a problem need to be solved.

Solution: What is the proposed solution? Please be specific!

CHEN - Patient Fertility Association started 5 years ago to conduct lectures to youth in high school to teach all about STD's and sexual behavior to youth. We lecture a short, in a simple language lecture with a focus on behavior and responsibility of the pupils to their health. We provide the information cut and clear with the facts, the implications and the signs of each disease. A simple direct explenetion hopfully will lead to use of a condom and less STD's among pupils.
Impact: How does it Work

Example: Walk us through a specific example(s) of how this solution makes a difference; include its primary activities.

At the bgining of every lecture te puplis fill a short survey to assist us to map the lack of knowledge. we have 2 rollups with the systems of male and female to explain about the produce of sperm and women monthly cycle. than we move to the specific diseases with thier signs and effects and show the specific organs than are demage if the disease appears. We aummarise by explaining abpout other birth control and the risk of each of them. It is simple but effective.
Sustainability

Marketplace: Who else is addressing the problem outlined here? How does the proposed project differ from these approaches?

Our main competitor is the HIV/AIDS association. They lecture too but only about HIV/AIDS. We explain about all the STD's since we believe that in Israel the most important roll is to change attitude and behavior regarding all sexual extivities on one hand and with regard to all STD's not only HIV/AIDS. The chllange is to convice the head master of high school to demonstrate one lecture. than it is easy to enter all classes.
About You
Organization:
CHEN - Patient Fertility Association
About You
First Name

Ofra

Last Name

Balaban

About Your Organization
Organization Name

CHEN - Patient Fertility Association

Organization Country
Country where this project is creating social impact
Your role in Education

Other.

The type of school(s) your solution is affiliated with

Public (tuition-free)

How long has your organization been operating?

More than 5 years

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Innovation
How long has your solution been in operation?

Operating for more than 5 years

Now that you have thought out your entry, help us pitch it.
Define your company, program, service, or product in 1-2 short sentences [136 characters]

In CHEN we support infertile persons but think of the future by prevention infertility useing th lectures to youth.

Identify what is innovative about your solution in 1-2 short sentences [136 characters]

To lecture to youth at high school age 16 years old and speak about the future and convince youth to change their attitude and behavior.

Social Impact
What has been the impact of your solution to date?

As we know we have changed the level of use of a condom and the companies declare higher level of use. We will have to wait another 5-10 years to see if the mechanical infertility (30% of the cases today) will decline.Up to now our survey showed a large need for more knowledge.

What is your projected impact over the next 1-3 years?

As mentioned above, the impacts of our prevention project are in the far future but we hope to see improvement in the survey from year to year and hope in about 5-10 years reduce in sterility because of STD's.

What barriers might hinder the success of your project? How do you plan to overcome them?

The barriers that might hinder our project is the fact that we will have to have more volunteers to lecture. To have qualified lectures takes time. Second we need more publicity to attract schools to invite us to lecture. Third we need budget to reach every a school in Israel. We develop a plan to recruit more volunteers and teach them for the project. We have a plan to advertise all over the country about the lectures specifically for teachers and we are working to increase our budget to be able to fulfill all the above.

Winning entries present a strong plan for how they will achieve and track growth. Identify your six-month milestone for growing your impact

We may upgrade media advertising and increased the budget. folowing it - it will help us to reach more classes.

Identify three major tasks you will have to complete to reach your six-month milestone
Task 1

A budget to reach more classes.

Task 2

To recruite more volunteers.

Task 3

Advertising the project.

Now think bigger! Identify your 12-month impact milestone

Same but double.

Identify three major tasks you will have to complete to reach your 12-month milestone
Task 1

Ditto

Task 2

Ditto

Task 3

Ditto

Founding Story: We want to hear about your "Aha!" moment. Share the story of where and when the founder(s) saw this solution's potential to change the world [125 words]

At the last ESHRE congress (10000 participants in the fertility field) I lectured about the prevention project in front of 2500 people. I could not finish my lecture and could not leave the hall since I have so many questions about it and so many representatives wanted to hear more and more about it. From every country they want me to suplly them with the lectures material and the survey results.
http://cmwebcast.covr.be/presentations/eshre2011/O-151/default.aspx

Sustainability
Tell us about your partnerships

Out partners are the municipality of HOLON. The schools themselves and some of the pharma companies, especially the condoms industry. Last but not least are our volunteers.

What type of team (staff, volunteers, etc.) will ensure that you achieve the growth milestones identified in the Social Impact section? [75 words]

We are volunteers and no one in our NGO has any salary. In the growth milestones we wish to double the number of our volunteers. We need more media assistance to we will double our invetsment in the media.

Please elaborate on any needs or offers you have mentioned above and/or suggest categories of support that aren't specified within the list

We need budget or pro-bono assistance in all the above efforts to reach our goal.

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