A Well-Informed Adolescent Campaign (2020)


A Well-Informed Adolescent Initiative (AWA Initiative), formerly known as Adolescent Reproductive Health and Rights Initiative, held its 2nd edition of A Well-Informed Adolescent Campaign from February to March 2020.  This edition was special because it was an inclusive edition. We visited 6 schools of which Government Secondary School for Special Needs in Ibom Layout Calabar Cross River Nigeria was among. 

AWA Initiative team educated the students about how they can navigate the adolescence phase, provided them with comprehensive sexuality education, effective life skills they need to have to survive and strive and how to navigate the challenges and intricacies of adolescence, menstrual hygiene and menstrual cycle, we talked to them about good touch and bad touch and signs of sexual abuse and what they can do immediately.  As an organization we know young People face numerous health problems among these problems are early sexual debut, unwanted pregnancies, unsafe abortion, pregnancy-related complications, Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) and HIV/AIDS.

The Principal appreciated our effort for coming to school she stated that there has not been sexual reproductive health organization visits the school as we did, AWA Initiative team lead Ms Sarah responded that “the organization work to ensure every young person have access to adequate comprehensive sexuality education thereby contributing to the actualization of Universal access to sexual reproductive health education and services. She further reiterated the organization vision, which is to raise a generation of well-informed adolescent, who will be equipped to make informed choices about their sexual reproductive health. AWA Initiative is an organization established because of the need to invest appropriately in the health and development of young people and has continued to strive towards improving the health and development of this unique population sub-group.