NGO Starts Campaign Against Unwanted Pregnancy
Youth Initiative for Sustainable Human Development in Africa (YISHDA), an NGO, will take the campaign against unwanted pregnancy to young girls in rural communities across the country.
The founder of the organisation, Mr Joseph Yaba, made the statement on Sunday in Abuja in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).
He said the campaign was aimed at providing young girls with relevant information to enhance their knowledge on risky behaviour that could lead to unwanted pregnancy.
He added that the campaign would also provide strategies on life skills that would help girls make informed decisions, take responsibility for their health and adopt positive health and social behaviour.
“Four career development sessions will be held to help the girls create successful career paths.
“The sessions include career talk and life skills such as goal setting, decision making, self-esteem and values.
“Other sessions will include relationships, reproductive health, friendship, human development, pregnancy and teenage pregnancy.
“It will also dwell on the transmission and prevention of sexually transmitted infections like HIV/AIDs and understanding risk, drug abuse, poverty and sex,’’ he said.
Yaba said that the campaign would commence in Kimbassa, Bassa local government area of Kogi before being introduced in other states of the federation.
He said that the NGO would partner Bassa-Nge students’ association to reach out to the girls.