Good Health and Well-Being of Adolescent Girls
RDF analyzes this problems and undertakes the influencing interventions to prepare and combat the issue where “Togetherness” is the core value.
RDF’s initiatives capacitated 108,890 adolescent girls and boys for good health and well-being in Jhalokathi and Barguna Districts of Barisal Division (Central South of Bangladesh). 100% of the project participants are now aware about their “Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights”, “Adolescent Nutrition”, have access to adolescent health care services. They participate in the community activities as “Champions for Change” to combat early marriage and girls’ education & skills development.
Both through the CEMB and GGE project, RDF is has been engaging the communities and the duty bearers including the “Family and Community level Gate Keepers”, School Teachers and authorities in order to ensure adolescents (with special focus to girls) to have access to information and services on SRH.
This initiative ensured to achieve the following outcomes directly;
Outcome 1: Knowledge of sexual and reproductive health and rights among adolescents
- 5130 adolescents have knowledge of quality SRHR
- 320 educational staff and trainers are trained on SRHR
- 1891 traditional initiators, parents or relevant local actors receive training on SRHR
Outcome 2: Retention of girls in school
- 40 secondary schools, including madrassahs and TVET institutions will be supported to strengthen the implementation of ‘Safe, Inclusive and Girls-friendly schools’
- 2160 out-of-school children receive accelerated or alternative basic education
- 390 educational staff will be trained in code of conduct and inclusive pedagogy