UNAIDS have estimated that around three quarters of all women with HIV live in sub-Saharan Africa. This project seeks to educate the young women on transmission and prevention of HIV/Aids intending to reverse or reduce the HIV prevalence on women. This project will also educate girls on human rights and correct response to common rights violation. This project will also provide sanitary towels, undergarments and hygiene education to young women.
Education is one of the most effective tools in preventing HIV infections. An estimate from the Global Campaign for Education suggests that if every child received a complete primary education, around 700,000 new HIV infections in young adults could be prevented every year. There are several misconceptions and cultural norms that render women vulnerable to HIV. Some of these are; Inequalities within the family where women have few rights within sexual relationships and the family,GBV etc.
This project will equip girls with correct information and incentives for better health. HIV/Aids education will equip the girls with correct information hence reducing the risk of infection, we believe HIV prevalence can be reduced on women by educating them at tender age. Being in school during their menses will enhance academic performance.
Enhanced academic performance translated to better future, sanitary towels and hygiene education will help girls recover confidence and self esteem.