My dear followers thank you for the support. Our October outreach program to rural communities to work with rural girls registered a huge success.
Aim: Reach out to adolescent girls in 8 rural communities to educate and empower them with knowledge of their sexuality (rights and responsibility) as well as teach them an economic empowerment skill antiseptic soap bar production
Areas visited: Bafut Subdivision: Mankwi and Njemiya. Bali Subdivision: Kuntadtsi, Bossa and Mantum. Widikum Subdivision: Ekoh and Emou
Successes: 247 Women and girls had a 6 hours discussion on women and girls' sexual and reproductive rights. They equally learned antiseptic soap production. Other community members especially local authorities were sensitised on these rights.
Challenges: All the communities visited asked for follow up sessions on these issues. Many young people were interested in the soap production but lacked start up capital. We realised most communities lacked facilities that enhance women's and girl's sexual and reproductive rights. Many of the young girls are into early marriages or motherhood.