This project will empower young girls in their choices and create a safe community that promotes parents and guardians to support young girls through healthy discussion of these topics.
This funding will be used for training workshops for 150 youth, 50 teachers, 40 parents and 10 community leaders.
Over the years, performance of girls in primary schools in Mpigi District has remained poor compared to the boys due to a number of reasons, one of such factor is early pregnancies, over 60% of the girls do not complete their primary education due to teenage pregnancies."Over 10 girls dropped out of this school last year and did not do their primary leaving Examinations due to early pregnancies "narrates a primary school Head teacher in Mpigi District.
The training will improve the parent/guardian's role in their capacity to provide a supportive environment, and to provide teachers with skills to guide and protect young girls from avoiding teenage pregnancy.
Community leaders will be involved in teenage pregnancy prevention. The second part of the project will focus on following up with participants in schools and homes to learn about the progress of the student's action plans created during the training workshop. The project's success in working with various community stakeholders to help with teenage pregnancy prevention has been an enriching and impactful experience in the communities we have worked with.
This project has provided additional documentation in a DOCX file (projdoc.docx).
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