HEALTH

YHFG adopts quiz competitions to intensify Reproductive Health Education
The Youth Harvest Foundation Ghana (YHFG), a youth focused Non-Government Organization has adopted quiz competitions as means of providing sexual and reproductive health education to adolescents in 10 communities in the Upper East Region.

Date Created : 8/9/2021 12:00:00 AM : Story Author : GNA

The competitions were organized for Adolescent Clubs in the Datuku, Namoranteng, Nbong and Yagore communities in the Talensi District and Akaa, Saboro, adania, Akania, Agwongo and Kaba-achela communities, suburbs of Kayoro community in the Kassena-Nankana West District.

The initiative dubbed, “Sexual Health Education and Advocacy”, targeted Adolescents put into clubs of 10-14 years and 15-19 years in each of the communities to provide them with accurate information regarding their sexual life.

The quiz competitions were therefore organized to assess Adolescents’ understanding of sexual and reproductive health issues and further equip them with accurate information to access sexual and reproductive health rights and services.

Ms Khadija Hamidu, the Assistant Project Officer in charge of Research and Advocacy, YHFG, said the competitions revealed the information, knowledge and confidence gained by the adolescents which would enable them discuss their reproductive health issues with their peers, the ambassadors of reproductive health education, parents and nurses without hesitation.

“This will thereby enable adolescent girls and boys to develop positive attitudes and behaviour in dealing with their reproductive health challenges such as menstrual and wet dreams hygiene, unhealthy relationships, Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) and risky behaviours,”

The Assistant Project Officer said in 2020 when schools were closed due to the coronavirus disease, the YHFG observed that adolescents were likely to engage in risky behaviour that could affect their sexual and reproductive health.