In Togo, girls' education faces the challenge of teen pregnancy. During the 2012-2013 school year, the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education recorded nearly 7,000 teen pregnancies. The field of education thus has a huge responsibility to provide education on sexuality, including preventing pregrancy, especially due to the fact that parents are often illiterate and find the subject of pregnancy to be taboo.
Faced with this challenge, our nonprofit wishes to support Martine Sinandja, the school principal, to keep girls in the school system for as long as possible by monthly debate on teen pregnancy with a midwife in three groups of age (including educational films and discussion with the students), weekly individual sessions at the school's clinic with a midwife, providing contraceptive kits to young women (Sayana Press, injection that lasts for 13 weeks) and free condoms.
Faced with this challenge, our nonprofit wishes to support Martine Sinandja, the school principal, to keep girls in the school system for as long as possible. Our project's objective, to be carried out over three years, is to research the causes and consequences of teen pregnancy as well as find approaches to solving this problem. We already constructed a clinic at Yanfouom School as part of this project.
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