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

Project Report | Jan 25, 2023
The Value of Education for Malian Youth

By Anja Schneider | GAIA Vaccine Foundation Intern

Granting easier access to education through the Teen Peer Education Program helps to reduce the risk of teens contracting HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases. Adolescent girls in particular are most susceptible to HIV contractions and its social consequences. These include the potential of teen pregnancy, which could lead to lack of financial support from their family, or having to drop out of school. However, these looming consequences can be avoided through access to education, which includes HIV prevention methods. 

It has been proven that teen peer education is most effective in delivering accurate information to youth. Therefore, GAIA Vaccine Foundation has created partnerships in Bamako, Mali who work within the Teen Peer Education Program to help educate the younger population. These peer educators are trained by adult HIV educators, who work with local health services to create communication tools to Malian youth through weekly discussions. 

During each Teen Peer Education Session, free condoms and HIV testing are always available. These sessions are extremely important, as they reach a variety of youth, including those who are no longer enrolled in school. The goal of these weekly discussions is to facilitate a safe environment for adolescents to talk about issues they may face, as well as how to avoid risky sexual encounters. Your donations are always greatly appreciated, and go a long way in developing our long term ongoing programs. For a donation of $10, you would be providing funds for two teens to attend an education session. For a donation of $20, you would be paying for four teens to attend an education session. For a generous donation of $50, you would be paying a salary for one teen peer educator. GAIA Vaccine Foundation thanks you for your donations and ongoing support! 

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GAIA Vaccine Foundation

Location: Providence, RI - USA
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