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Monday, July 1, 2013

CCCD partners with local school on a SRHR programme

Young people at Thomas Rudland
Primary School
The Creative Centre for Communication and Development is partnering with Thomas Rudland primary school in Queens Park East suburb in Bulawayo to implement a Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) programme targeting young people at the school. The training targets 50 children aged between 6 and 13 years. 
The purpose of the training is to promote positive approaches to sexuality and achieve comprehensive sexuality education for young people. Implementation of the programme is done through the school’s Health Club and Scripture Union. This enables us to take a holistic approach and address the heart, mind and soul.
This SRHR programme is in line with the Maputo Plan of Action for Universal Access to comprehensive Sexual and Reproductive Health Services in Africa. The plan of action states that Reproductive Health encompasses the whole lifespan of an individual from conception to old age as such SRH services should be provided to all who need them including young people.
The programme was designed after a realisation that most SRHR programmes in the country use scare tactics to educate and provide SRHR information to young people. Under this programme young people will be connected to SRH services and information to enable them to make informed choices.