A 2-day capacity building workshop has been organized for about fifty-three (53) community based organizations, community facilitators and the media in Kumasi, Ashanti Region from Thursday, 4th – Friday, 5th June, 2020.
The rationale behind the organization of the workshop was to re-orient participants towards the implementation of the Reproductive Health Education for Adolescents and Young People (RHESAY) Project. The project seeks to empower adolescent girls through improved access to reproductive health education and responsive reproductive health services. It will enable adolescent girls to be assertive by providing them with information on sexual and gender based violence prevention, and easy access to sexual reproductive health services.
The capacity of participants were built to enable them understand the project goal as well as the various strategies to be employed to implement the project at their various districts successfully. The media was involved in the workshop to equally give them a better understanding of the project; which will aid them in reporting on activities of the project. Topics treated at the workshop included Introduction to Reproductive Health Guidelines, Strategies for facilitating adolescent access to quality SRH services, Gender and Reproductive Health Education for Adolescents, Manual for delivering Reproductive Health Education, Digital Communications and Social Media Strategy, Story Telling and Identifying Stories of Change for Advocacy.
Community Based Organizations and Community Facilitators were given a review of Data Collection Forms, Tabulation of Data & Reporting Templates, including Financial Reporting, to enable them keep accurate records of the progress of the project, while recording successes and bottlenecks.
Amid Covid 19, adequate measures were put in place to ensure observance of national safety protocols such as the wearing of face mask, practicing social distancing and washing of hands as well as the use of hand sanitizers frequently. All participants were provided with face masks as part of measures to prevent the spread of the covid 19.