In its bid to ensure adolescent and young girls have access to comprehensive sexual education and access to free health services, Youth Development and Empowerment Initiative, YEDI, in partnership with Small world and the Common Goal has organised Skillz Girls Holiday Camp in Ebute- Metta area of Lagos State.
Speaking during the week-long programme, the Executive Director of YEDI, Tomisin Adeoye explained that the camp was designed to bridge the gap in Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, SRHR, of adolescents and women.
Tomisin said they observed that most times young and adolescent girls have limited access to SRHR information and services which in turn, leads to negative health outcomes.
Speaking, the Out-of-School Coordinator for YEDI, Akinwale Ayokeji urged parents to pay more attention to their children and show them love.
A parent who came to monitor the quality of the programme, Mrs. Ayanbadejo Oluwakemi expressed satisfaction and urged YEDI to make it an annual event for more children to benefit. “Some of the things that I don’t even know before, my daughter will come back from this training in the afternoon and enlighten me. We want to plead with you to make regular events every holiday period so that many more children can benefit.