Thanks to all that participated in the GlobalGiving Everyone Can Win! Challenge. Although we did not win the prize grant, the donations we received are greatly appreciated and will be used to help support our Young Women’s Leadership Program.
The Young Women’s Leadership Program draws on the expertise of local social service agencies and clinic peer health educators in a comprehensive program detailing STD, HIV and pregnancy prevention information in a culturally competent manner. Some portions of the program are didactic, but the main focus is on active youth participation and the sharing of relevant youth knowledge with adult and peer providers creating a dynamic, interactive process. The program opens with the group developing consensus on ground rules for the four-day session. The young women will share knowledge, particularly information related to contraception, pregnancy termination, and overall reproductive health with their peers. Collective brainstorming continues over four days, along with other innovative, engaging methods, building empowering relationships between the youth participants and providing a meaningful exchange with service providers.
Your continued support will help bring this program to additional participants in rural areas where programs like this are not available. Below is a quote from a past participant who completed the program.
“This training has taught me so much...I learned how much women look to other women for support and how important that bond is because we all go through the same things, we all have the same questions and we are all human…” -Mary Ann, Program Participant
Thank you for supporting a program that gives young women the reproductive health knowledge and life skills they need to build self-confidence and sharpen their leadership abilities.
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