Young Social Entrepreneur Award
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Shine ALOUD is an independent sexual health awareness social enterprise that is youth led and youth owned. The aim of Shine is educate and entertain youth aged 15 – 24 abiut sex and relationships through the use of interactive workshops and media. The company has be active for the last two 3 years and dueing that period it has attracted over 24,000 young people on and offline, featured in local and national media as well as been funded and supported by reputable organisations such as O2 Think Big, Starbucks Youth in Action and most recently Lloyds Banking Group
Why should Rianna be recognised for a "Lived it" Award?
This young person has worked relentlessly to create an engaging sexual health publication with the aim of providing a young people a space to discuss and share sensative issues.
She has managed to indpure and recruit a number of media professionals in order to create the publication and has created a reputable resoyrce for sexusl health that is now being used across youth hostel, youth centres and sexual health clinics across East London.
STI transmission, unhealthy relationships and the abortion rates in the UK are one if the highest in the world. Especially in the boroughs of Tower Hamlets and Newham were the magazine is being circulated. As a result of the work Rianna has recieved numerous testimonals and consistent emails from sexual healrh professionals and youth workers who would like her magazine tk be available nationally.
She aims to expand her enterprise with the hope of goung overseas to deliver sexual health workshops in countries across Asian , the Caribbean and Africa.
The company is threefold. Shine ALOUD produces a quarterly publication made by young people fir young people. The company also delivers workshops on sexual health to youth provisions, school and colleges, the aim of these workshops are to empower young people to make informed choices thereby allowing them to confidentally and comfortably negotiate their sexual health as well gain and opportunity to achieve a sexual health awareness qualification which will allow a young person to cobtinue developing in the sexual health or geberic health sector.
Evidently this award system provide and instils a variety of transferable skills in young people such as confidence, team work, organisations skills and time management all of which are vital to the working. Especially for volunerable young peolle who live in youth hostels or supported accommodation who may have been excluded from formal education.
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