Sensitization of students at Cona health center

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On June 29th, 2019 the Initiative for the Promotion of Rural Health and Development (IPROSARUDE) organized in Bubanza province a campaign in order to raise awareness and give health related informations to the youth of the locality of Cona. Four schools with 200 students belonging to the network of Cona supervised by the Menyumenyeshe program were present during the activity. The meeting was hosted by the health center’s chief alongside the Cona’s network president and IPROSARUDE’s provincial supervisor.

On June 29th, 2019 the Initiative for the Promotion of Rural Health and Development (IPROSARUDE) organized in Bubanza province a campaign in order to raise awareness and give health related informations to the youth of the locality of Cona. Four schools with 200 students belonging to the network of Cona supervised by the Menyumenyeshe program were present during the activity. The meeting was hosted by the health center’s chief alongside the Cona’s network president and IPROSARUDE’s provincial supervisor.

The choice of that date was led by two main reasons. The first reason was purely technical as June 29th, 2019 coincided with the end of the third term exams which meant students would have enough time to participate to the event as they wouldn’t have some school related duties to accomplish. As for the second and deepest reason, IPROSARUDE being an initiative teaching and providing some health related informations in general and sexual reproductive health (SRH) in particular, it was necessary to remind to the youth about those topics before they could head home for their holidays. In fact, holidays are a time for young people to meet and connect which sometimes can lead to unprotected and unsafe sexual activities and therefore to some dramatic consequences.

The campaign was an opportunity to teach about SRH to the students present during the activity. As sexual vagrancy is unfortunately a behavior noticed amongst young men and women, they had to be taught about the responsible ways of conducting their sexual life in order to prevent themselves from unwanted pregnancies or sexual transmitted infections (STIs). Those ways of protecting themselves included abstinence.

In order to put an end to the activity, 25 girls coming from underprivileged backgrounds were given some sanitary pads to help them go through their periods as some burundian women cannot afford those pads due to their high cost.

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