TEENAGE PREGNANCY PREVENTION PROGRAMME

Posted: April 23, 2013 in Teenage Pregnancy

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Teen Pregnancy Prevention Programme (TPPP) is a comprehensive pregnancy prevention program of ASTRAH INITIATIVE. TPPP programming consists of the implementation of comprehensive, evidence-based interventions that target the sexual and non-sexual factors that lead to delayed initiation of sex and increased condom or other contraception use as the case maybe for married adolescents.

TPPP targets youth between the ages of 10 and 19 (up to 24 for special education populations) and their parents/adults/caregivers.

ASTRAH  provides youth with intense and direct programming which promotes personal respect and responsibility, builds skills for dealing with peer pressure, and are age, gender and culturally relevant.

This intervention aims to provide direct programming to help participants acquire and practice specific skills such as communication, negotiation, refusal, decision-making, and resistance to peer/social pressure.

TPPP activities include:

  • Youth programming,
  • Community awareness activities,
  • Parent/adult/caregiver education,
  • Media campaigns
  • Educational/promotional items.

PROGRAMME GOAL

  1. To reduce the rate of teenage pregnancy occurrence in the community served.
  2. To reduce the rate of early onset sex among adolescents in the community.

TARGET AUDIENCE

The program is targeted for young people between the ages of 10 and 19yrs.

Legislative authority

TPPP is not a funded program therefore it is a fee-for-service program. Participants are required to pay a certain minimal amount before attendance. Fees cover course material and refreshments.

 

FURTHER ENQUIRIES:

CALL 08185553713, 08164968203

SEND MAIL TO info@astrahinitiative.org

OR VISIT THE ASTRAH CENTRE at No 1, James Robertson street, off Akerele street, Surulere, Lagos.

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