Students are participating in training
“I think the training helped my child and his peers gain more knowledge on these topics and get a healthier life in the future”. This is one of the quotes in many that we collected from parents who have children joining our training. A sample of 428 feedback were collected from parents which almost 80% of answers agree that their children start to discuss reproductive health issues with them more after the training, 99,06% feel more secure when their children are taught about prevention knowledge and skills, while other 90% think that the training is necessary for teenage ages and it should be a part of activities in all schools in the country.
How we measure the impact of the project? Firstly, we would like to tell you one of the issues that teachers will discuss with their students int he training - victim blaming. Victim blaming is the attitude which suggests that the victim rather than the perpetrator bears the responsibility for the assault. Victim who experienced sexual assault or sexual harassment often asked what they were wearing, what they did to “encourage” the perpetrator. This can make the victim become more vulnerable and feel ashamed for what happened. Finally, they may not report their assault. Educate children about not blaming the victim is important. No matter what they were wearing, how much they had drank, the victim should not be blamed because no one ask to be raped. In the results below, you could see there are 13.05% of students changing their mind about this bias after the training.
Similarly, the impact of project will be observed through the changes in knowledge, attitude and practice of students in other topics of the training. They will complete 3 KAP questionnaires (as we mentioned in the previous report) at before, after and after the training 2 months. The questionnaires collected are 1200 (400 student x 3 tests). The data collection process was done voluntarily and respectfully. The results are shown in the charts below.
Because of the negative impact causing by COVID -19, all of public and private schools in Vietnam including Thua Thien Hue where the project is running had to shutdown for more than two months (from the early of February to the middle of April 2020) following the instruction of the government.
Most of the schools started to reopen in the middle of April while the Ministry of Education and Training has pushed the end date for the 2019-2020 academic year term to a later time. The summer holiday will be shorted to one month. The students have not been trained in the project will participate in the training later after schools reopened. The project will finish in December of this year.
Until now, there are 2130 students in secondary schools and 150 children in community were trained. At the end of the project , there are 3000 students at 23 schools and 150 children in community will be equipped this training.
As usual, we would like to express our deepest thanks to you who support us in our journey of educating children essential knowledge and skills to protect themself and their community, as well as give them a foundation helping to enhance well being and a healthy life in the future.
Please keep supporting us!
All the best,
AAT Vietnam Team
Changes in knowledge before and after training
Changes in attitude before and after training
Changes in practice before and after training