The project will educate 2000 adolescent about all aspects of sexual, reproductive health and rights of adolescent so that they are aware of the changes they go through and how they should protect themselves against sexual abuse, STIs and HIV/AIDS through peer education and we shall also promote parent-child sexual communication through The Parent Peer Education program which will address a community-identified need to increase parent-child communication on sexuality.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
In Solwezi district, access to information by the youth and vulnerable groups in the district has been a serious issue. Most information on sexual and reproductive health and rights is not readily available. This situation is also partly caused by willful denial of information to youth and vulnerable groups by parents and other stakeholders that they are risky and unstable group.Girls are getting pregnant at the age of 10 due to luck of information on sexual matters.
How will this project solve this problem?
In Solwezi district which is dominated by the Kaonde speaking people, it is a taboo for the adolescent to discuss sexual related matters with their parents and this has resulted in promoting ignorance among adolescent regarding their sexual reproductive health and rights and in this project we are going to promote parents and children communication on sexual reproductive health and rights without forgetting traditional readership.
Potential Long Term Impact
We will educate 2000 adolescent on sexual, reproductive health and rights (SRHR). The SRHR and gender toolkits for peer educators and parents will be developed and published in both English and local language will be copied and distributed in schools, girls and boys networks and health centres so that the project remains in operation beyond the grant period to initiate discussions in the community between parents, boys and girls.
This project has been retired and is no longer accepting donations.