This project Empowers Junior high school girls through life skills training, girls clubs and peer learning to promote healthy lives amongst them. This project is being built on an existing pilot with five girls club and provides them with gender related training. Additionally, debates on social topics are being conducted as part of the peer learning process. This initiative allows girls to stay in school and improve their academic performance, contribute to healthy living.
In Liberia and more so in Monrovia, teenage pregnancy is on the rise. Girls hardly reach high school due to early pregnancy and poor health system. Moreover, these girls are exposed to sex for grades, and their male school mates also stand as a threat to their health. unwanted pregnancies, coupled with lack of information on essential support during puberty are lacking both in school and in the general community.
This project will support these vulnerable girls to stay in school by providing them gender based violence training, organize them in health clubs and coach them to avoid unwanted pregnancies and other forms of gender based abuses both from the school environment and from the general community. The clubs will serve as a social nest for awareness creation while debates and sporting events will help amplified voices and community support for the project.
This project will reduce teenage, increase school performance for girls and promote girl to girl peer learning and information sharing.