Sexual reproductive health is a fundamental aspect of overall well-being, encompassing physical, emotional, and social dimensions of human life. It involves the ability to make informed choices regarding one’s sexual activity, access to healthcare and contraception, and the promotion of healthy relationships, ensuring individuals can lead fulfilling and satisfying lives. Understanding and advocating for sexual reproductive health is essential for achieving gender equality, personal autonomy, and overall societal progress.
At Ngong Road Children’s Foundation, we recently organized a three-day training program for sexual reproductive health aimed at our high school students in forms one, two, and three. Over 70 students attended this program with the primary goal of addressing the rising trends of pregnancies and STI infections, while also providing knowledge on how to navigate crucial life situations.
The training sessions were held within the ELIMU HUB library, creating a safe and conducive environment for open discussions. The students were receptive and enthusiastic about the program. One form three student shared, “SRH has been impactful, and I have learned the importance of abstaining from sexual intercourse. I will surely spread the word to my friends.”
The program was conducted by our Youth Peer Providers (YPP), who covered essential topics such as adolescence, contraceptives, relationships, STIs, and safe sex. Additionally, the students engaged in various icebreakers and demonstrations, making the learning experience interactive and enjoyable.
In today’s rapidly changing world, knowledge and awareness of sexual reproductive health are indispensable. Programs like this not only equip our youth with essential life skills but also contribute to building a healthier and more informed society. We take a significant step towards a more equitable and progressive future by empowering the younger generation to make informed choices and promoting healthy relationships.