OUR LATEST ACTIVITIES
Legal and behavior change process (BCP) trainings were carried out at Bugarika Secondary School in Mwanza, Tanzania. EBLI staff members Rose Edward and Gertruda Swai led this training over the course of three days 28-30 July 2016. About fifty secondary school students were in attendance. This training focused on sexual and reproductive health and human rights (SRHR) issues, particularly as it relates to pertinent teen issues. Like all of our BCP activities, this training aimed to help empower young people to choose healthy futures for themselves, putting aside unhealthy and destructive behaviors such as casual sex, and alcohol and drug abuse. The goal is for every student to reach his or her potential and thrive.
Project Manager, Rose Edward, along with social worker, Gertruda Swai, led a child protection policy training at the office of EBLI on 23 July 2016. This training, which was attended by approximately sixty secondary school students, sought to educate young people about their laws and rights as citizens, particularly as it concerns issues of sexual abuse and gender based discrimination. All of the attending students are members in a Kijana Chagua Maisha ("Youth Choose Life") student-led club in a Mwanza-area secondary school. During this training, some necessary but difficult topics were discussed, including the issue of rape. Students were able to speak from experience about the matter, and even cited specific examples in which a young woman was raped by one or more men, and reporting it to the police. This child protection policy training makes it clear that such behavior is entirely unacceptable and that all humans have worth, dignity and should be respected.