Youth Advocates Gha-na (YAG) in partnership with Marie Stopes on Wednesday concluded a Capacity Strengthen-ing Workshop for School Health Education Programme (SHEP) Coordinators and Adolescent Health Focal Persons within the Northern and Upper East Regions of Ghana.
The three-day capability strengthening workshop held in Tamale, an task underneath the “Youth for Health” (Y4H) venture co-funded through the European Com-mission and the Ministry of For-eign Affairs of Denmark,sought to teach SHEP Coordinators and Adolescent Health Focal Per-sons within the Northern and Upper East Regions of Ghana.
The workshop additionally sought to allow the formative years to make knowledgeable selections about their sexual and reproductive well being and be sure that their human rights had been revered, secure and fulfilled.
Addressing individuals on the workshop, the Executive Director of Youth Advocates Ghana, Mr Emmanuel Ametepey, stressed out that the Y4H venture’s number one center of attention was once to reinforce adolescent in-and out- of faculty programmes in Y4H imposing districts.
The venture is being implement-ed at Nanton, Nanumba North, and Saboba within the Northern Region and Binduri, Bongo, and Bolgatan-ga East within the Upper East Region
“As major stakeholders in the adolescent sexual and reproductive health and rights (ASRHR) sector, YAG is passionate about adoles-cent reproductive health and will continue to take up initiatives that will help grow, sustain and expand adolescent reproductive health sys-tems in Ghana in order to reduce the rates of teenage pregnancy, female genital mutilation, gender-based violence, amongst others, hence this learning workshop,” Mr Ametepey famous.
In her remarks, the National Director, School Health Education Programme and a facilitator of the learning, Ms Theresa Op-pong- Mensah said that, “We all have a role in ensuring we train the upcoming adolescents to be responsible adults in society, hence collaboration is important. Let’s make it a point to take up initiatives to support this course”.
On his section, the Programme Coordinator, SHEP, Ghana Edu-cation Service, Mr Ernest Amoah Ampah, highlighted the wish to goal each adolescent girls and boys so as to not depart adoles-cent in the back of.
MrAmpah additional elaborated tactics to advertise Adolescent psychological well being, the significance of psychological well being, psychological well being issues, reasons of deficient psychological well being state of teenagers and conceivable indicators to spot a psychological well being state of a youngster.
The individuals’ categorical grati-tude for the workshop and pledged to give a contribution in their very own approach to lend a hand construct and reinforce adoles-cent reproductive well being methods in Ghana.
“Beyond the rather obvious reproductive health issues faced by adolescents, stakeholders should engage young people to unearth shared issues facing them, hence I am going back from this workshop with learnings I am going to pass to my peers to enable strengthen our adolescent reproductive health systems,” famous a youngster reproductive well being formative years recommend from Tamale, Iddrisu Aliu.
“As adults and role models of adolescents, let’s make it a point to counsel them and address issues and abuse they face to avoid STIs, unwanted pregnancies. This work-shop has broadened my knowl-edge in ASHR and will guide my future interactions with adoles-cents in my district and communi-ty,” Added Zenabu Sadiq, a Public Health Nurse from Tamale.
The Youth for Health (Y4H) venture goals to extend call for for, and get entry to to, top of the range, dis-crimination unfastened ASRHR informa-tion and services and products; build up public sector willingness and capability to ship and maintain top of the range ASRHR data and services and products, and strengthen enabling coverage and investment atmosphere at regional, nationwide, and sub-national stage of the venture.
Author: Ghanaian Times