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Dear all,

Thank you for the update, much appreciated

Olushola

Deal all,
Thank you for your feedback and comments, this is much appreciated. Below I will attempt to address some of the concerns raised in your comments. This is provided according to the structure of the questions

- The content of the card is divided into two, the first being the graphical illustration and the other audio recording.

The message however will be developed by Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) experts after conducting capacity needs assessment of the girl child in relation to SRH in the targeted region and location

The message will focus on basic SRH education and provide references to engage experts and other authorities for further advisory services and guidance

The cards will be distributed as a parting gift in a congregation after health talks by facilitators using effective methodologies including drama sketches and participatory delivery methods.

The cards thus will be used as a tool during facilitation. It is expected that the girls that attend will carry the message to other girls that couldn’t attend, sharing the content and message of the cards with the other girls thereby increasing reach.

- The message of the card will be determined utilizing the following approach
a. Conduct of SRH needs assessments of the girl child in the north-eastern region of Nigeria
b. Outcome from the needs assessment will provide the baseline for content development
c. A training objective will be developed to address the identified gaps from the needs assessment
d. Content of the message will be developed to address identified SRH capacity gaps in the region
e. The message will be developed in line with the objective of the project taking into consideration variables and factors that significantly achieve stated objectives

- To find out what message resonates most with girls and stakeholders, out team will review available documents on the subject matter and prior work done in the regions. The capacity needs assessment to be conducted will also avail insight into disposition of girl child and other stakeholders in relation to the subject matter in the region. Outcome from these exercises will be incorporated into project planning and execution

- To connect the girls and other young people to more information and SRH services away from the information cards, we intend to provide information through the cards on accessible service and help centres the girls can visit or call for help. This will be done in partnership with established SRH education and advocacy centres both public and private managed serving the region.

Greetings Ashley.
Sorry for reaching you back this late, i was out of coverage area and only returned yesterday.

Regarding your question. The experiences and lessons learnt on early prototypes and pilots of our Health Education in local dialects using animated audio information cards has been excellent.

Our solution was deployed during the last Ebola epidemic in collaboration with some state governments to educate the citizens on good health habits for preventing transmission of the Ebola virus.

Our educational solution has successfully been deployed to educate would-be mothers and nursing mothers on the need for antenatal care and immunization for their children in rural communities

Our audio messages are programmed in local languages and graphical diagrams embedded for illustration on an information cards. These means of education are very efficient in low literacy communities.

We have implemented several campaigns customized in several languages including messages in English, Pidgin, Yoruba, Igbo, Fulani, Efik, Hausa, Kalabari, Ijaw, Egun e.t.c

Our take home from previous engagements is the capability of this portable and effective audio information card to achieve the following among others

Ease of distribution in rural communities and health centers using both skilled and semi skilled health workers

The information cards are customizable to suit different purposes, and can be done in any language.

They are an efficient form of education in very remote communities

The information cards can easily be shared by relatives and acquaintances within the same community or households

Regarding the website, it is currently under development, however i have short videos of samples of our products i can share with you.

Regards
Olushola