Training Material for Reproductive Health - Year 1
Human Dev Index:#166 (Aus #5)
This project aims to support our implementing partners deliver “train the trainer” workshops in Uganda by providing 20 training kits on reproductive health. The training is delivered to male and female trainers across Uganda who will then take information on reproductive health back to their communities and pass on their knowledge. The training kits utilise visual aids and drama techniques in order to be able to reach the illiterate and to ensure the message remains with participants. Trainers are required to contribute to the cost of the kits, ensuring they have a strong degree of ownership.
Why support this
Ugandan families are typically large; usually 7 children per family, and teenage pregnancies are very common. This training is provided to men and women and aims to change mindsets about family size and provide information on the problems of teenage pregnancy. The later a mother has her first child the greater the reduction in poverty for the entire family. By working with leaders in the community, including men, the training also aims to change mindsets of people of influence.
The budget is for 20 kits to be used in 3 training sessions over the 2015 calendar year. Each kit costs $390. Some costs will be met through co-payments for the kits given to trainers. All other funding to conduct the training is provided through alternative sources.
- Correct understanding on reproductive health has the potential to reduce poverty and maternal and neo-natal deaths in Uganda.
- By providing information there is an opportunity to reduce teenage pregnancies and allow girls to finish schooling, further breaking the poverty cycle.
- By training Ugandans to train others, a large number of people can be provided with life-changing information in a cost-efficient manner.
Expected Life Change
- 20 Ugandan trainers will have knowledge and kits to train others. This should result in:
- Reduced teenage pregnancy
- Reduced spread of sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV
- Reduced maternal and neo-natal deaths