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Hie Eunice, thanks for the feedback.The idea speaks mainly to a common ICT tool-mobile phone which over 75 % of youths today have reasonable access to. Many of them are also on Facebook which they can access from their mobile phones too. We therefore seek to use mobile communication to reach out to youths using their already existing knowledge and use of ICT while in the process teaching them to use the other platforms which some may not be using . While the use of bulk text messages is one cost effective yet efficient way of reaching out to youth on targeted and focused concrete information and services on SRHR the adolescents will also require a training on the positive use of whats app, twitter,Facebook,Instagram so that the same platforms are rightfully used to address questions and concerns on issues of SRHR like menstruation, sex,sexual abuse,hygiene,child marriage and virginity among others.
It is also our intention to approach and partner with one of the mobile network service providers in-order to have more impact and also be able to provide data bundles ,to the targeted groups.Our Previous engagement with the youth have also shown that they attracted to learning through fun rather than receiving lectures and writing notes.With this in mind messages shared on the phones will be tailor made to attract the young generation by using more images,audio and even introducing mobile fliers and pamphlets with SRHR information. The use of social media platforms is also a youth friendly means to engage the young girls as many youths love their gadgets and the idea of not being physically present to ask a question creates courage and eliminates stigmatization.