School Connect Project

Project Overview

As part of Onelife Initiative’s drive to connect with in-school Adolescents and Young Persons (AYP), the School Connect project was designed to provide comprehensive sexuality education and life skills support. The project targets students in secondary school and reaches out to them mostly using the anonymous question box approach where any type of question with respect to their sexual reproductive health rights are answered to increase their knowledge about their sexuality. Themes such are teenage pregnancy, menstrual health, assertiveness, STIs prevention, self-esteem etc are covered under this. The anonymous question approach which is adopted on the School Connect project ensure high level of participation among students something leading to shock on the part of teachers; as they are surprised at some of the questions being asked.

General Objective

Provision of comprehensive sexuality education for in-school AYPs

Outcomes

  • Contemporary concerns of AYPs were discovered especially as it concerns new media technology and SRHR.

About 658 AYPs have had increased knowledge on their sexual health through the question and answer session.