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Impact

 
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Provided sexual health education to over 500 young Ghanaians in just over a year

Tested over 1000 people for HIV/AIDS and STIs (including World AIDS Day 2021)

Delivered over 2000 sexual health materials including educational leaflets

Opened a physical safe space to deliver a curriculum on Comprehensive Sexuality Education and training on vocational skills like bead-making to an adolescent cohort

 

TRIAL RUN

From March to June 2021, we initiated a trial run of our model with a cohort of 11 children who underwent monitored co-curricular sexual health training and skills training. We provided a library space for them to have community, form peer networks, share ideas and build trust with our certified youth facilitators. Through this pilot, we identified explicitly the peculiar sexual and reproductive health needs of adolescents enrolled and provided differentiated and individualized training/coaching to address those needs. We also identified the unmet need for sexual health training within our community. This was done in collaboration with our partners. We have engaged with key community leaders in Boadi, Kumasi, and are on track to open our first physical center within the community. For more information about this, please email us at info@booksforthem.org

Goals for Future Impact

100% improved uptake of safe sex practices among the youth reached by the program

At least one physical safe center across all 16 regions in Ghana

Improved adolescent wellness and skills acquisition