We have identified over 150 teenage mothers in the areas of WUM. The disturbing issue is that most of them are HIV positive alongside the children. They are impoverished, malnourished and looking very cranky. They do not have a square meal a day and most often, they die at very young age due to hard living condition leaving the children. This project will provide them with life,skills ,education,health for their babies for empowerment and build a sustainable community.
This leads to slowdown in economic activities and suffering, hunger, school drop out is rampant . Many families and almost everybody is affected. This has a very negative impact on the community. Low income rate, growth rate is very unstable, youths are most affected and being the strength of every society, this society is almost collapsing because majority of them are fleeing the community for greener pastures in other towns and cities which often lead to more disastrous consequences like HIV.
BHAPH project for Teenage Mothers provides access to education for teen mothers. Most teen mothers in WUM do not receive the opportunity to return to school following child birth. By providing access to education.emotional learning needs of these young female students; including identifying their strengths and goals, discussing the importance of completing their secondary school education, and identifying a career path that will maximize their ability.
The project will help empower teenage mothers economically and eradicate poverty in their lives. This will provide for their incomes and their children and the community as a whole. The teenage mothers will become more useful to their families and society. Infant mortality rate will reduce. It will also reduce rural exodus and build strong and sustainable community. It will boost the income generating activity will reduce misery, suffering and vulnerability, school drop out and hunger.