Holidays without unwanted pregnancy

WELISANE MOKWE NKENG
Posted August 19, 2018 from Cameroon
Vacances sans grossesses
Young peer leader during our pregnancy free holidays campaign

The long holiday is a time of relaxation and adventure for young people. However many due to peer pressure or out of excitement may get involve in risky activities and compromising situations leading to sexual activity. Although both boys are girls engage in this act, sadly enough it is the girl who is affected if she gets pregnant. She misses the next academic year or two, and may end up a school drop out. More so, this could lead to death from attempted abortions or medical complications, depression, suicide, substance abuse among others. If girls of the yesterday years made this mistake, Welisane Foundation could not fold it's arms and let this generation make the same mistakes. That's why they started a holiday campaign Vacances Sans Grossesse/Pregnancy Free Holidays to sensitize and educate young girls on the health and individual risk of unwanted pregnancies. The Foundation designed short key messages on causes, consequences, prevention, abstinence, abortion, menstrual education, contraception to be disseminated by youth peer leaders via the social media, mass media and face to face discussions where youths will be gathering for fun activities this holiday. We equal took the engagement to sensitize young people via the Foundations Social Media pages as well as via the mass media. It is better to sensitize young people early enough because like the popular adage holds, a stitch in time saves nine.

The Campaign ends on the 10th of September 2018

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Jill Langhus
Aug 19, 2018
Aug 19, 2018

Hi Welisane,

Thanks for sharing your post about your pregnancy awareness campaign with us. I do hope that you have had a high participation in this initiative, and that you will continue to spread awareness about this issue, not only with girls but also boys. Hope you're having a good day:-)

WELISANE MOKWE NKENG
Aug 19, 2018
Aug 19, 2018

Thank you very much...yes indeed youths are really enthusiastic about this both boys and girls. We hope we have helped curb the rate of unwanted pregnancies during holidays through this campaign

Jill Langhus
Aug 20, 2018
Aug 20, 2018

You're very welcome:) Great to hear! I'm sure you have:) Looking forward to hearing more about how the rest of the campaign goes.

Olutosin
Aug 19, 2018
Aug 19, 2018

Thank you. So needful. You are doing a great work.
Bless you and your team.

WELISANE MOKWE NKENG
Aug 28, 2018
Aug 28, 2018

Thank you

bridggyella
Jun 09
Jun 09

Hi,
Thank you for sharing this story. Well done for doing a good job. I wish you all the best.

Oluwatoyin Olabisi
Jul 02
Jul 02

Great Work you are doing.More power to your elbow. @WGCCEO we also work with young people. Please read about us on www.wgcceeo.org. follow us on twitter @Wgcceeo and like our facebook page- www.facebook.com/@wgcceo

Karen Quiñones-Axalan
yesterday
yesterday

Hello, Wellsane,

How are you?
It’s true that girls suffer greatly on unwanted pregnancy. I love that you are involved in this advocacy. How has it been since the campaign ended?

Thank you for sharing your story. Hope to read an update from you!