The Department of Youth and Sports (DYS), MoE in collaboration with the representatives of various colleges and TTIs conducted a two-day coordination meeting at the RAA Professional Development Center in Damphu, Tsirang from 27-28 September 2019.
The primary objective of the meeting is to interact with the Management of Colleges/TTIs where the Y-PEER Networks are based and strengthen collaboration with them to enable Y-PEER Networks to function effectively and systematically.
Chaired by the Director General of DYS, MoE, the meeting discussed various aspects of Y-PEER, its benefits to youth and the support the Networks are receiving from the Management. The participants were introduced to the core mandates and functions of Y-PEER to understand of the importance of such an initiatives. The participants shared updates on various initiatives and its benefits to their students/trainees. The participants also looked into various challeng and discussed ways to address them.
Y-PEER Bhutan was set up in 2012 as part of the global network to promote Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) amongst young people through peer-to-peer approach and create public advocacy on emerging youth concerns through various peer-led initiatives thereby promoting the psycho-social health & wellbeing of the youth. Today, there are 15 YPEER Networks under YPEER Bhutan based in different colleges and TTIs.