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School drop-out among girls in Primary and Secondary Schools

School drop out among girls in primary and secondary schools has been major problem in many African societies to achieving the universal primary education (UPE)

GENERAL BACKGROUND
School drop out among girls in primary and secondary schools has been major problem in many African societies towards achieving the universal primary education (UPE).

This major problem is associated with various causes being bad cultural practices such as FGM, and initiation ceremonies, which leads to early forced marriages, thus consequences to early pregnancies.

Also socialization process among girls themselves as well as great influence of media and technology.

These factors compounded affects the girl participation in education and hence leads to drop out and eventually affects their psychological, physical, social and economical well being.

AIM:to reduce girls school drop out in primary and secondary schools

SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES
-To create awareness amongst community leaders, parents/guardians and girls on the effects of early marriages
-To raise awareness amongst girls, parents/guardians, teachers and community leaders about sexual reproductive health (SRH)
-To advocate for integration of sexual reproductive health education programs

ACTIVITIES
-Community awareness creation meeting with girls, parents and local leaders on the effects of early marriages
-Media campaign on the effects of early marriages and reproductive health education via radio, televisions and social media, e.g. Facebook, Tweetter and Google+
-Public concerts and theatre events organization to sensitise girls, parents/guardians and community leaders
-Policy makers and education stakeholders lobby through workshops to integrate sexual reproductive health education programs

TARGET GROUPS
Activity 1: Community leaders, religious leaders, girls, parents/guardians
Activity 2: Girls, boys, parents, teachers, community at large
Activity 3: Girls, boys, parents, teachers, community members
Activity 4: Policy makers and education stakeholders

METHODS: Meetings, workshops, media campaigns, public concerts, theatre

INDICATORS:
Main Objective: Number of girls school drop out in primary and secondary schools Specific Objectives: 1 a) number of community leaders sensitised on the effects of early marriage;
1 b) number of cases reduced in the community; 2 a) cases of early marriages in the community; 2 b) number of health clubs in primary and secondary schools;
3) number of schools which integrate sexual reproductive health (SRH) education programs