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WIDO have design and implemented an innovative and sustainable educational Programme and projects that addresses the root causes of factors that militate against access to quality education in rural communities. Promote the enrolment of the girl child and education retention in schools.
Comprehensive Education on Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights
WIDO is working to demystify views that, sexual reproductive health education will makes young people sexually active, and also promotes immorality that will drive young people into acquiring sexually transmitted infections (STI’s). Comprehensive Sexual Education in view of WIDO will rather equips children and young people with knowledge, skills, attitudes and values that will enable young people develop positive sexual behaviors toward emotional and social development. WIDOs activities on sexual reproductive health education promotes attitudes that make young people assertive and assists them makes informed decisions about their sexuality.
WIDO have equipped school health education staff and peers health educators in thirty (30) schools with the needed skills and knowledge on SRHR as well as skills in peer health education to enable more people to be reached. WIDO has again worked with opinion leaders, queen mothers, chiefs in getting the needed support for young people in the beneficiary communities. Some queen mothers were used as pace setters and role modeler for young people in the beneficiary communities.
Preventing new transmission of HIV among young people especially age 15 – 19 through a sustained education of school pupils on risky sexual behaviour is on going in 15 communities within WIDO’s operational areas. The project is deepening knowldge towards reducing new infections by increasing personal risk knowledge, abstinence, mutual fidelity, and reducing multi concurrent sexual partnership.
WIDO is currently working to reduce high teenage pregnancy in schools in the Brong Ahafo Region of Ghana. WIDO project Communities are urging WIDO to design interventions that will contribute significantly toward reducing STI’s among young people, addressing teenage pregnancies and also promote girls’ retention in schools.
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Promote the enrolment of girl child education
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Awareness Creation of Child Marriages
WIDO had carried out advocacy against child marriage. WIDO programs derived its support from both local and international communities with different strategies used in tackling child marriage canker. WIDO with support from Unicef Ghana collaborated with the Department of Children to conduct sensitizations in 116 Local and deprived communities to enhance awareness of the dangers involved in child marriage.
WIDO discussed Child marriage with opinion and community elders to get them put in place child protection issues in the beneficiary communities. Challenges identified in the child protections education in the beneficiaries communities includes: parents inability to control children, an excess of social and entertainment night events in communities resulting in unwanted pregnancies, lack of by-