Six (6) schools sensitization sessions on Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) were held from July to September 2011. One (1) school was reached within the Greater Accra Municipality for a total of two hundred and forty one (241) pupils in upper primary at the Maamobi / Prisons primary school on July 5, 2011.
Prior to this outreach, a session was held for twelve (12) teachers of the above school to equip them with knowledge on SGBV and also to create the space to answer their questions and address their concerns. This was at the requests of the teachers to better place them in addressing issues of SGBV in the school.
The other five (5) sessions were on the Buduburam Refugee Settlement for Four (4) vocational schools and one (1) primary school.
During the summer break (July and August) when formal / regular schools were on break, a total of one hundred and twenty (120) vocational school students and eight (8) teachers were reached. Majority of this target group were adolescent mothers and therefore in addition to the usual discussions on domestic violence, topics such as child trafficking and reproductive health were discussed using drama to generate discussions.
Finally, on September 29, 2011, the first outreach to a basic school after the break was held at the Middle Grande Primary on the Buduburam Refugee Settlement. The total number reached was thirty-nine (39) students and three (3) teachers.
This brings the total number reached from July - September to four hundred (400) students and twenty three (23) teachers.
With the invaluable support of our donors, a total of seven thousand five hundred and fifty three (7,553) students and eighty (80) teachers have been reached since the commencement of the program.
We take this opportunity to thank our donors for contributing to our cause. We appreciate your efforts.
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