Niger and Mali – Training of 50 young peer-educators, essentiel relays for adolescents on sexual and reproductive health rights
On the 31st of March, 2017, ended two training sessions (in Niamey and Bamako) of young adolescents chosen as peer-educators under JADES project, “pilot intervention to promote sexual health among adolescents to reduce HIV / AIDS-related new infections and mortality” funded by the 5% Initiative.
Solthis organized these trainings in collaboration with JADES partners, the NGOs “Equilibres et Populations” and Lafia Matassa in Niger, ASDAP and Walé in Mali.
Fifty young adolescent identified with the help of local partners among the target groups (students/pupils, non-educated young adolescents) benefited from the training, whose main objective was to strengthen their knowledge and skills on sexual and reproductive health rights (srhr).
During the two sessions, participants were trained in peer-education, leadership and active communication techniques. They were also sensitized on the SRHR approach with the technical support of the NGO Equilibres et Population.
Similar trainings will be organized in April for other teenagers selected as peer-educators in Ségou (Mali) and Maradi (Niger), by JADES local partners : the NGOs Walé in Ségou and Lafia Matassa in Maradi, with the technical support of Solthis community engagement officers andthe NGO Equilibres et Populations.