In a period of close to 2years, schools have undergone serious challenges of COVID19 lock-down measures not only in Rwanda but also globally. In the same context, since schools resumed, still there have been tight restrictions that also in the same case hindered the effective functionality of the YEWE club school practices and also reversed the advancement of these clubs.
However, School closures also led to less access to information about sexual and reproductive health. As a result, “There was an increase in of school drop-outs, teenage pregnancies and unwanted pregnancies after the pandemic restrictions were partially lifted, SFR wished to resume its YEWE Club activities but first and foremost conduct a workshop purposely for Head-Teachers in-order to share knowledge and best practices in their schools, discuss lessons learnt and possible solutions to challenges faced. In addition, the participants were able to share experiences regarding ASRHR
Strive Foundation went ahead and initiated a radio program to air the exclusive programs of YEWE clubs from across 10Schools of both Rusizi and Nyamasheke Districts. The radio programs include taking direct interviews from the students and airing them for 30minutes direct through Radio Rwanda community radio RC-Rusizi. These programs benefit all schools in Rusizi, Nayamasheke, and other neighboring Districts