Playsafe Life Care Foundation will train 80 teachers in rural secondary schools in kwara State Nigeria, to empower 8000 adolescents with Life Skills Based Reproductive Education with goal of reducing the menace of teenage pregnancy and HIV/AIDS by 40% in the target communities. Our pre-field survey at Odo-Owa community, Kwara state, indicated that 4 out of every 10 girls within the age bracket of (11-17) are either pregnant, nursing mother or dropped out of school and high cases of HIV/AIDS
In Nigeria, teenage pregnancy has been on alarming increase as a result of young girls dating older men. teenage pregnancy can quickly erase a young girl's chance out of poverty and often results in girls drop out of school. Playsafe Life Care Foundation will impart life skills-based reproductive health education through trained teacher to reduce unwanted pregnancy and HIV infection among teenage girls in Odo-Owa community, Kwara State.
Playsafe Life Care Foundation will provide training manuals and train teachers on life skills-based reproductive health education. Teachers will cascade the training to students during extracurricular class. This will empower the students to make decisions, solve problems, and think critically and creatively; clarify and analyze values; communicate, including listen, build empathy, be assertive, and negotiate; cope with emotions and stress; feel empathy with others and be self-aware.
The project will educate 8000 adolescents to deal effectively with the demands and challenges of life which will reduce teenage pregnancy and HIV infection.