Sexual rape for girl's children is a pandemic that must be stopped. Pregnancy among teenage girls, as a result, indicates an increase from 6.1 to 7.3 per cent according to the demographic and health survey 2014/2015, an issue that nobody should turn a blind eye to. This leads to undesirable consequences such as children on the street,child abandonment, child marriages, child labor, diseases, school dropouts etc. The project makes it urgent to save 60 teen mothers from possible effects.
HELP A CHILD INITIATIVE has adopted the "Caring, Healing and Teaching" framework where teen mothers and their babies are provided with clinical care & basic needs, e.g. food, clothing,safer residential care, medical insurance etc. Children's mothers are given psycho-social therapies, trained in sexual and reproductive health, child right& HIV/AIDS. They are also taught entrepreneurship, leadership skills and given free vocational education and are supporte to start up income- yield activity.
This project breaks the cycle of violence by providing survivors of sexual abuse with new opportunities and a shift in the lifestyle that made them vulnerable to abuse. It empowers survivors to be bold with their stories to help prevent abuse to other women and girls. We believe through the "caring, healing, and teaching" framework, we are able to help end the cycle of abuse for a young girl, her family, and her community.
This project has provided additional documentation in a DOCX file (projdoc.docx).