The LSE is a flagship programme under the Safeguard Young People Program. The ENYC facilitates the LSE in different communities in the Shiselweni region through the support of UNFPA Eswatini and the Ministry of Sports, Culture and Youth Affairs in collaboration with the FLAS and the Sexual Reproductive Health Unit under the Ministry of Health.
This is an annual activity that begins with a training of youth peer educators, who then conduct the LSE sessions in their respective communities. The ENYC regional office oversees the activity until completion.
The facilitators use an LSE Manual, which is an eleven unit guide on how to disseminate information to young people focusing on issues of; recognizing the importance of adhering to their own values, comprehensive learning about their bodies’ functionality, how to deal with sexual and reproductive changes and understanding their feelings and behavioral patterns.
In a period of four years since inception in 2016, the program reached more than 500 young people in four communities; Shiselweni I, Shiselweni II, Gege, Nhlangano Urban perimeters and Nkwene.
In June 2018 together with the UNFPA the life skills manual took place. The youth of this community got capacitated on life skills that will enable them to understand and respond to the reality on issues that relate to sexuality, reality, rights, responsibilities, informed decision making and destiny alignment. More issues touched on gender and how expectations have been created by society of the boy child which has led to them being pressured into living up to the expectation of society.
ENYC in partnership with Youth Enterprise Revolving Fund, SEDCO, and the US Embassy conducted a youth summit at Lugongolweni Inkhundla and touched on personal development, responsibilities, sexual and reproductive health and opportunities on businesses and leadership.