Group Reaches Out to School-Going Cameroonian Sexually-Active Teenagers with Life Skills

Trevor Package, Wed 18th, Jul 2018, 08:23

A young and upscale Cameroonian Community-based organization known as Center for Advocacy in Gender Equality and Action for Development, CAGEAD, has engaged sexually-active teenage Cameroonians of school-going age in life skills training with the objective of reducing the rampant spread of the deadly pandemic, HIV/AIDS, including the spread of STIs, and in the process, reducing teenage pregnancies.

The life skills education training which is being piloted in some selected schools and colleges in the Bamenda III Sub Divisional local government area was launched as part of the Center for Advocacy in Gender Equality and Action for Development’s core activities of improving on the sexual and reproductive health knowledge of teenagers in Cameroon. To achieve such a laudable objective, and in a more sustainable manner, CAGEAD opted for life skills training as the most efficient and effective strategy to stem the tides of such rampant societal ills that have continued to stand on the way of teenage girls realizing their full potentials.

Working specifically in three pilot colleges, viz, Government High School, GHS Atiela-Nkwen, St.Michael’s Comprehensive High School, Nkwen and Government Bilingual Secondary School, GBHS NKwen urban, CAGEAD’s life skills training program.