Earlier this year, we announced our new collaboration with LETS – Lets empower women. An NGO with a key focus on educating women and girls about reproductive health and the tools needed to prevent early/unwanted pregnancies. This is an exciting expansion of our gender equity activities. It has been possible to achieve this growth thanks to your continued generosity and support towards our programmes.
In Livingstone, Zambia women and girls face significant barriers to accessing essential sexual and reproductive health education or services. Sexual Reproductive health is important for women’s general health and wellbeing. It is central to their ability to make choices and decisions about their lives, including when, or whether, to consider having children. Reproductive health is not only about physical wellbeing, it includes the right to healthy and respectful relationships, health services that are inclusive, access to accurate information, effective and affordable methods of contraception, and access to timely support and services.
On the 17th of August 2022, we will kickstart our first session under the LETS programme. Through the LETS training undergone by our team, women and girls will be empowered by means of proven education and tools to make informed choices about their reproductive health and basic well-being.
- Women and girls will gain an understanding of reproductive health.
- Women and girls will gain an understanding of their menstrual cycle.
- Women and girls will be able to use beaded bracelets as a tool to track their menstrual cycle.
Educated women are more likely to use contraception, marry later, have fewer children, and know more about reproductive health. Thank you so much for continuing to support our programmes and creating pathways out of poverty