Education  Mali Project #17568

Teen Peer Education in Mali

by GAIA Vaccine Foundation
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Teen Peer Education in Mali
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Teen Peer Education in Mali
Teen Peer Education in Mali
Teen Peer Education in Mali

Project Report | Oct 27, 2015
Help us reach the target population

By Eliza Squibb | Executive Director

Young Girls at the clinic
Young Girls at the clinic

Our Teen Peer Education program has been moving forward with great success!

We are reaching our target age group of girls between the ages of 14 and 18. One in 3 of our attendees is not in school; this is a very vulnerable sector of the population much in need of this program.  By keeping this program co-ed, we are ensuring that boys also have access to relevant reproductive health information.

Teens are enjoying their weekly education sessions with our expert Peer Educator, Socrates. They are able to sit together and learn about challenging subject matter like teen health issues, STDs, HIV and HPV without embarrassment. Socrates facilitates this open approach to learning with jokes and laughter. Parents have informed Socrates that their teens have begun behaving in a more mature manner. Some participants have asked Socrates to come to their classrooms to lead an education session. 

Now, it is time for us to think about the next steps. Interested teens will start to be trained to manage and run the sessions themselves. This program is very much appreciated by the participants, but we are planning strategically to keep this program rolling and allow it to have greatest effect among teens.

Join us in increasing teen’s access to health care information and empowering adolescents to be leaders among their peers!

Age of participating adolescents
Age of participating adolescents
School attendance among participating adolescents
School attendance among participating adolescents
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GAIA Vaccine Foundation

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