By; MOHAMMED MUNIRAT NASIR, Gusau
The Reaching and Empowering Adolescents to Make Informed Choices for their Health’ (REACH) project of the Save The Children International (SCI) has graduated 4,340 adolescents from the Sexual and Reproductive Health training conducted in Kaura Namoda Local Government Area of Zamfara State.
This was disclosed by the Community Engagement and Advocacy Coordinator of REACH project in the state, Hajiya Fatima Musa, at the safe space field visit to Kuryar Madaro Community in Kaura Namoda local government area.
Hajia Musa explained that the 4340 graduates are out of over 16,000 married and unmarried males and females between the ages of 10 to 19 years participants n Kaura Namoda local government area.
“This project is expected to improve decision making, access of high quality gender responsive and adolescents friendly SCI services as well as addressing sexual and reproductive health risks among others”, she said.
The Advocacy Coordinator said Kaura-Namoda and Talata-Mafara locsl government areas were selected in Zamfar for the project targeting over 33,000 adolescents in the state.
She commended the implementing partners, the Voluntary Aid Initiative (VAI) and other stakeholders for supporting the project in the state.
The District Head of Karyar Madaro, Alhaji Mahmud Muhammad thankedSCI and REACH for choosing his community as one of the communities to implement the REACH project.
“I am also appealing to government to engage female graduates into the state civil service to address most of the development challenges bedeviling our progress as a state”, he said.
The safe space field visit was attended by various stakeholders including government officials, religious and traditional leaders, media, CSOs, children’s parliament and community representatives.