Young Persons Living with Disability (YPWDs) need Sexual and Reproductive Health information, education and services so that they can make informed SRHR decisions for themselves and live healthily. However, many young persons living with impairments face numerous barriers to SRHR information and services. For those even in school, existing education materials do not fully cover SRH information.
HFFG prioritizes the inclusiveness of Young Persons Living with Disability in the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation in all our programme implementations. As a member of the Ghana Sexual and Reproductive Health Alliance for Young People, HFFG is working with the Savelugu School for the Deaf in the Northern Region of Ghana, under the Get Up, Speak Out (GUSO) project, which is empowering young people to voice out and stand up for their sexual and reproductive health and rights.
Through the project, HFFG as an implementing partner of Simavi has empowered five peer educators in the school to provide SRHR information and education to their peers. An SRH club has also been formed in the school to offer students an opportunity to discuss Sexual and Reproductive Health issues that prevent young persons from achieving their potential.