In Rwanda, despite all efforts, measures and actions put in place to fight teenage pregnancy, young Rwandan girls have also been affected by teen pregnancy, although to a lesser extent that other sub-Saharan countries. However, this is still a very real challenge for girls especially in the pursuit of education and skills that increases success rates. In Rwanda pregnancy among teenage girls indicates an increase from 6.1 percent to 7.3 per cent according to the demographic and health survey 2014/2015, an issue that nobody should turn a blind eye to.
This makes it urgent for everyone to play their role in reversing the trend to save the adolescent girls from possible effects, including dropping out of school, diseases, sometimes resulting to death.
The target group of this project will be:
1. Adolescents Girls aged between 11 years and 18 years of age in secondary schools and at community level for those who dropped school due to early and unwanted pregnancy in Rwanda.
2. The project will also target adolescents between 16 years and 21 years (before the wedding age) who dropped out school because of unwanted and early pregnancy.
The objectives of this project will be:
Firstly, The project is aimed to help the adolescent girls who dropped school due to early and unwanted pregnancy to continue their schools in Technical Vocational Education and Training especially in tailoring and cooking Because girls who dropped out of school due to pregnancy usually never returned to school to complete their education after childbirth, their opportunities for socioeconomic advancement are limited. While in many settings, rules are currently being liberalized to provide for possibility of re-entry, the number of those returning back to school is still very low.
Secondly the project is aimed to teach the adolescent girls who dropped school due to early and unwanted pregnancy how they can plant one fruit trees and we will collaborate with other partners like MIGEPROF, MINALOC and MINISANTE to teach those teenagers how they should take care their babies and how they can prevent malnutrition and other sexual disease.
Expected Output of this project is to increase their future socio-economic prospects through creating their own businesses, and fighting the malnutrition of their babies.