Who are we

Hi, my name is Yana, in fact, I am the leader of Teenergizer. But there is always officialism in our lives, so yes, I’m the head of the Teenergizer board!

We are the ones who are building the world where adolescents have equal rights. Our girls feel free and accepted. We have embraced Ukraine, Russia, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, and our team has more than 200 teenagers.

Vera Brezhneva, Иван Дорн, Taras Topolia, Alina Pash, Dasha Kolomiec, Michael Shchur, Vladimir Dantes, Katya Vagimagia and many others are with us. We are for equal rights, freedom and acceptance!

Come with us! !

Teenergizer

Teenergizer

это движение, объединившее подростков из региона Восточной Европы и Центральной Азии. Вместе мы создаем мир, в котором каждый подросток может реализовать свой потенциал. Мир, свободный от дискриминации во всех ее проявлениях, включая сферу ВИЧ. Мир, в котором права всех подростков и молодежи, особенно девочек, не нужно защищать, потому что они всецело соблюдаются. Уникальность Teenergizer в том, что проекты для подростков придумывают и воплощают сами подростки. Ведь мы как никто другой знаем, что нам нужно!

We

Yana Panfilova
Gang Leader
Head of the Board

Yana Panfilova

Hi, I have been openly living with HIV since I was 13 and I can say for sure that it is not just a sentence. Here I am to answer your questions. You can trust me because I meet thousands of teenagers around the world, and I can say that there is a way out of any situations. I’ll say for sure that I won’t solve your problems, because only you can help yourself. But, perhaps, once you learned about my experience, you will be able to answer your questions.

Olya Panfilova
Mother of Dragons
Director
Olya Panfilova
Daniil Stolbunov
Uncertain
Project Coordinator
Daniil Stolbunov
Daria Shershun
Sex Expert
Regional Coordinator
Daria Shershun
Masha Grishina
Deadline Demon
Operations Director
Masha Grishina
Polina Gerashchenko
Content Shark
Communications Specialist
Polina Gerashchenko
Polina Vlasenko
Systemized Elf
Training Coordinator
Polina Vlasenko
Anna Koshikova
Psycho-perfectionist
Project Manager
Anna Koshikova

History

2019

Teenergizer teams conducted 191 support groups for 135 HIV-positive adolescents in the cities of the Eastern Europe and Central Asia region: Kiev, Krivoy Rog, Nikolaev, Kremenchug, Kazan, St. Petersburg, Osh, Bishkek and Almaty.

Teenergizer teams conducted 8 internships for 109 HIV-negative adolescents in the cities of the Eastern Europe and Central Asia region: Kiev, Nikolaev, Kremenchug, Krivoy Rog, St. Petersburg, Kazan, Osh and Bishkek.

Teenergizer activists conducted 65 trainings on HIV, sexual health, leadership, tolerance and advocacy, educating 4,042 adolescents and young people in the cities of the Eastern Europe and Central Asia region: Kiev, Nikolaev, Kremenchug, Krivoy Rog, Kazan, Osh and Bishkek.

At the initiative of Teenergizer, an analytical note was prepared entitled “Studying the accessibility of medical services in medical institutions for teenage girls and the principles of a friendly approach to providе them” in collaboration with the Public Association “Ukrainian Institute for Social Research named after Alexander Yaremenko” with the support of the UNICEF Representative Office and the Ukrainian Public Health Foundation».

In Kryvyi Rih, Teenergizer conducted the first VICHerinka. As a result, 40 adolescents and young people aged 14 to 29 found out about Teenergizer, the importance of HIV testing and sexual health, 35 of them knew their HIV status.

In Kyiv, Teenergizer held a "VICHerinkat" with the participation of popular singer Alina Pash. As a result, 15,439 adolescents and young people between the ages of 14 and 29 learned about Teenergizer, the importance of HIV testing and sexual health, 23 of them recognized their HIV status. Over 100 condoms were also distributed.

In Kyiv, Teenergizer held a "VICHerinkat" with the participation of the popular singer Ivan Dorn and Daria Kolomiets. As a result, 39,062 young people between the ages of 14 and 29 learned about Teenergizer, the importance of HIV testing and sexual health, 150 of them recognized their HIV status. The event was supported by Courage Bazar. 1,000 condoms were also distributed.

In St. Petersburg, Teenergizer conducted the first "VICHerinkat" with the participation of musicians from the ZVUKOXOD, Grishuny and Vita projects. As a result, 80 adolescents and young people aged 14 to 29 found out about Teenergizer, the importance of HIV testing and sexual health, 40 of them knew their HIV status.

In Osh, Teenergizer conducted the first "VICHerinkat" with the participation of a popular TV presenter and showman, UNAID Goodwill Ambassador Erkin Ryskulbekov. As a result, 45 teenagers and young people aged 14 to 29 learned about Teenergizer, the importance of HIV testing and sexual health , 17 of them recognized their HIV status.

In Nikolaev, Teenergizer for the first time held the "VICHerinkat" with the participation of Ukrainian fashion designer Rina Budarina. As a result, 6,244 adolescents and young people between the ages of 14 and 29 found out about Teenergizer, the importance of HIV testing and sexual health, 15 of them knew their HIV status.

In Kremenchug, Teenergizer conducted the first "VICHerinkat" with the participation of the musical group “Happy Family” and DJ “DJ MAXI”. As a result, 12,132 teenagers and young people between the ages of 14 and 29 learned about Teenergizer, the importance of HIV testing and sexual health, 10 of them learned their HIV status.

In Kyiv, Teenergizer conducted an "VICHerinkat" with the participation of the UN Goodwill Ambassador for HIV / AIDS, singer and actress Vera Brezhneva. As a result, 71,093 adolescents and young people aged 14 to 29 years found out about Teenergizer, the importance of HIV testing and sexual health, 117 of them recognized their HIV status. 1,000 condoms were also distributed.

In Krivoy Rog, Teenergizer conducted an "VICHerinkat" with the participation of fitness blogger Eugene Belonogoy and LGBT activist Henry Demyanovich. As a result, 3,698 adolescents and young people between the ages of 14 and 29 learned about Teenergizer, the importance of HIV testing and sexual health, 30 of them learned their HIV status.

In Kazan, Teenergizer conducted the first "VICHerinkat" with the participation of popular bloggers @KatyaVagimagia with an audience of 1.9 million subscribers, @Katyaspivak with an audience of 340 thousand subscribers and @Mitya_Music, which has 17 thousand users. As a result, 1,780 adolescents and young people between the ages of 14 and 29 learned about Teenergizer, the importance of HIV testing and sexual health, 52 of them knew their HIV status.

The Teenergizer team conducts online consultations for the first time. On a peer-to-peer basis, 203 online consultations were conducted for Russian-speaking adolescents and young people in the region of Eastern Europe and Central Asia

2018

Teenergizer teams conducted 81 support groups for 53 HIV-positive adolescents in the cities of the Eastern Europe and Central Asia region: Kiev, Krivoy Rog, Kazan, St. Petersburg and Osh.

Teams Teenergizer conducted three internships for 33 HIV-negative adolescents. Internships took place in Ukrainian cities: Kiev and Krivoy Rog.

In Kyiv, Teenergizer held a "VICHerinkat" with the participation of young Ukrainian musicians and actors of the “Theater - Pralnya” in the territory of the Port Creative Hub. As a result, 110 adolescents and young people from 14 to 29 years old learned about Teenergizer, the importance of HIV testing and sexual health, 50 of them learned their HIV status

In Kiev, Teenergizer conducted a "VICHerinkat" with the participation of media persons Yaroslav Kravchenko, Vladimir Dantes and Vyacheslav Vorobyov. As a result, 120 adolescents and young people from 14 to 29 years old learned about Teenergizer, the importance of HIV testing and sexual health, 100 of them recognized their HIV status.

Teenergizer activists conducted 46 trainings on HIV, sexual health, leadership, tolerance and advocacy, educating 3,742 adolescents and young people in cities in the Eastern Europe and Central Asia region: Kiev, Krivoy Rog and Kazan.

Teenergizer activists brought 40 young people from the Eastern Europe and Central Asia region to the AIDS2018 World AIDS Conference in Amsterdam. At the conference, our activists were the real stars - plenary sessions, sessions with world stars and ambassadors, live broadcasts on television, events and marches - we made a noise so that the whole world saw activists from the Eastern Europe and Central Asia region. As a result, many investments of global donors were attracted to our countries.

Teenergizer activists initiated the creation of the Permanent Youth Working Group on issues of interaction with adolescents in the field of healthcare - in fact, they built a dialogue field between the Ministry of Health of Ukraine and adolescents.

Teenergizer activists have developed the Teenergizer Model - our main document. The Teenergizer model is an innovative tool for working with adolescents living with HIV and from vulnerable groups. To date, the Model has been successfully implemented in 4 countries and 12 cities in the region of Eastern Europe and Central Asia.

2017

At the initiative of Teenergizer, the First All-Ukrainian Youth Forum is held with the participation of 77 teenagers from 4 countries of the Eastern Europe and Central Asia region: Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Georgia and Russia with the support of UNICEF and AFEW.

Teenergizer activists conducted 65 trainings on HIV, sexual health, leadership, tolerance and advocacy, educating 2,780 teenagers and young people in Ukraine.

In Kyvv, Teenergizer conducted the first "VICHerinkat" with the participation of stars Dasha Kolomiyets and Taras Topoli. As a result, 60 adolescents and young people aged 14 to 29 found out about Teenergizer, the importance of HIV testing and sexual health, 23 of them found out their HIV status. The event was supported by U-Report Ukraine and ANF Ukraine.

Our Yana and Dany became the first teenagers in the history of Ukraine who lobbied for the inclusion of the needs of adolescents and youth in the Global Fund application for 2018-2021. As a result, the Global Fund allocated $ 1 million to work with adolescents in Ukraine.

For the first time in the history of Ukraine, Yana Panfilova and Dania Stolbunov represent the voice of adolescents and youth of Ukraine at the national level. Activists are members of the National Council for the fight against HIV / AIDS and Tuberculosis under the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine.

Teenergizer activists analyzed and released the analytical report “Barriers to Accessing HIV Testing” as part of the QuestHIVtest regional project and tested the quality of 126 HIV testing sites in Ukraine, Georgia and Russia.

The Teenergizer team has developed a “Training module on disclosing HIV status to adolescents” for professionals working with children and adolescents living with HIV in the Eastern Europe and Central Asia region.

Teenergizer activist teens independently interviewed famous people and released the 'Interview book' to inspire teens. The book has an interview with the grandson of Nelson Mandela himself!

Teenergizer activists held a roundtable discussion on “Education on Sexual and Reproductive Health in Ukraine,” which led to a discussion about introducing sexuality into the school curriculum.

The Teenergizer team has released a guidebook, “Can a teenager change the world,” to inspire teens and with clear recommendations for adults who work with teens.

2016

Strategic planning is being carried out, in which children from 6 cities of the Eastern Europe and Central Asia region took part: Kiev, Kazan, Poltava, St. Petersburg, Tbilisi, Yerevan with the support of UNAIDS.

2015

Youngsters from 7 cities of the Eastern Europe and Central Asia region: Kiev, Poltava, Krivoy Rog, Odessa, Kazan, St. Petersburg, Tbilisi create teams of teenage activists with the support of UNICEF, UNAIDS and VIIV Healthcare.

Teenagers officially registered on World AIDS Day:
• Union of adolescents and youth Teenergizer.
• Eurasian Union of adolescents and youth Teenergizer.

2014

The efforts of adolescent activists are studying the needs of adolescents living with HIV. The children visited 21 regions of Ukraine, participating in meetings with adolescents living with HIV, with doctors and local authorities

2013

10 children, including participants in the Leadership Development Program, decide to create a single space where adolescents affected by HIV will be able to share knowledge, support each other and organize different movements.

teenergizer.org website appears

2012

The book of stories of HIV-positive adolescents from 7 countries of Eastern Europe and Central Asia is published 'Here is a story that resembles yours'

2011

Two meetings are held on leadership development for adolescents affected by HIV from 7 countries of the Eastern Europe and Central Asia region with the support of UNICEF

2010

The first meeting of activist parents took place to ensure the rights of children and adolescents affected by HIV in the Eastern Europe and Central Asia region.

What we are doing

Internships
Internships

You won't learn at school, at home or at university what we are going to teach you at the internship! We guarantee you will improve important skills in the field of activism, advocacy, management and digital space!

Online counselling
Online counselling

Our online counselors and psychologists provide psychological support to adolescents, regardless of status, confidentially and free of charge.

HIV party
HIV party

The HIV party is a business card of Teenegizer! We talk about sex, health and HIV, and also have fun and hang out with your favourite star at this party.

Trainings
Trainings

Our activists conduct peer-to-peer trainings on HIV, sexual health, leadership, tolerance and advocacy.

Advocacy and protection of the rights
Advocacy and protection of the rights

We change laws and represent your voice at the local, national and global levels. We are working to ensure that your rights are represented and protected.

Research
Research

We studied the needs and problems of adolescents and young people in Eastern Europe and Central Asia to improve the quality of life together with U-Report Ukraine (and not only).

Teenergizer teams

Darya
Daria Shershun

Regional Coordinator