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IN-SCHOOL EDUCATION ON HIV/AIDS, TEENAGE PREGNANCY AND STI’S

Preventing the spread of HIV begins with education. Education is the best tool for fighting stigma and discrimination.

Educating the public through awareness campaigns coupled with one-to-one knowledge sharing has proven to be effective.Education efforts also focus on encouraging behaviour change, such as a reduction in the number of sexual partners, increased use of condoms, and delaying the start of sexual activity.

There is another sense in which education plays a key role. Globally, young men and women between the ages of 15 and 24 are most vulnerable to becoming infected with HIV. Educating the young people, however, has impacted the lives of these young people by keeping informed on HIV/AIDS related issues.

WAAF’s branch offices in the Western and Northern Region respectively, visited some junior, secondary and tertiary schools to educate them on HIV/AIDS and provided health screening.

In the Northern Region, first two in-school activities went very well and the students were extremely engaged especially during the questions and answers session. At Tamaligu, project team taught a class of 38 girls and 54 boys and at Pishigu, the ratio was 30 girls to 87 boys.

Before the in-school education, some of the students were engaging in activities that were leading to increase in teenage pregnancy in the community. The introduction of this activity has positively influenced the mindset of the student to concentrate on education and their perception about living with an HIV infected person.

In the Western Region, the project team visited schools like Bethel Pentecost Preparatory School, Ahantaman Senior High School, Ebenezer Methodist School, Top Ridge School among others to educate them on HIV/AIDS, how to abstain from pre-marital sex to avoid teenage pregnancy, STI’s and other relevant issues that are of great concern to the young people. Educational materials were given to the student to read and obtain more knowledge to erase some misconceptions about HIV/AIDS.

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