This training aims to support youth to actively know and demand their sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), and equip them with the skills to choose and maintain a healthy lifestyle, avoiding casual sexual behavior patterns that put them at risk of pregnancy and school dropout.
During the training, many of the students identify examples of daily violation of child rights despite the presence of the law of the child. In other words, times when society failed to take responsibility to protect children. Society contributes to the harm of children when it sees acts of violence yet fails to report it to the authorities. Teachers, parents and guardians all have a role to play in keeping children safe.
As a result of the training, the students increased their awareness and knowledge of their basic rights, responsibilities and roles as minors. Most are already working very hard to help provide for the their families, many of which are living in vulnerable and poor conditions. It is up to the rest of us to ensure the protection and healthy futures of our children.