News from YHFG.
The closure of schools due to the corona pandemic has led to increase in risky behaviors, including influence of peers and exploitation.
Our Ambassadors are thereby engaging 20 Adolescent clubs in two districts in the Upper East Region with reproductive health education lessons and games. They are also linked to functional youth-friendly health centers in their communities for further education and counselling.
There was even a news item on Ghana News Agency:
The launch, done in the Talensi and Kassena-Nankana West Districts, aims at empowering young people to make informed decisions concerning their Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights as they transition into adulthood.
The YHFG in its quest to achieve its vision to develop a self-reliant and sufficient youth living in a more equal, healthy and prosperous society, is implementing a five-year project dubbed: “Sexual Health Education Advocacy Project (SHEAP).”
Speaking at the launch of the programme at Kayoro, a community in the Kassena-Nankana West District, Ms Khadija Hamidu, the Sexual Health Education Advocacy Project Officer of the YHFG, said the project started in 2018 in Ghana.
She said the project’s objective was to produce the necessary data and evidence to support the Ghana Education Service to adopt and implement Reproductive Health Education in basic and high schools.