Meet Yoram Siame From Youth Alive
September 20, 2004, —
Catholic Relief Services has been working with Youth Alive since 2001. Founded in 1996, Youth Alive's mission is "to create a healthy state of mind, body, spirit and environment through behavior formation and change."
Yoram Siame, Program/Project Manager for Youth Alive, is also a former program participant. "The workshop I attended on HIV and AIDS changed my outlook towards sexuality and reproductive health," said Siame. After the workshop, he felt an urge to reach out and help others like himself.
As Program/Project Manager for Youth Alive, Siame organizes, monitors and evaluates programs. He enjoys working with CRS because "they have been very proactive, very accommodating and very focused on what they want to achieve in Zambia." Recently, CRS and Youth Alive worked together to lobby the Zambian government to take serious measures to control liquor licensing and distribution because of alcohol's contribution to the HIV and AIDS pandemic.
In addition to projects in HIV and AIDS, Youth Alive also implements Education for Life, a behavior change program; Adventure Unlimited, a behavior formation program for children; Fully Alive Life Skills Program, a life skills program for the youth; and lobbying and advocacy work.