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Thank you very much for the reminder and very good comments. we are refining the idea and the documents ans we will update before deadline

Hi Japhet,

This is amazing idea.. but implementing may be a big challenge because the ministry of health in Tanzania and the teacher may not be open to provide reproductive education in schools.. how are you going to get their buy in ?

You talked about linking the adolescent with entrepreneurship-- this is fantastic idea but how long is the training, what will be the content and how will it link with their current school based curriculum?

It will be very helpful to monitor those who received the entrepreneurship skills if they are applying it to generate income after completing the school. You may also need to target male students because girls dont get pregnant in isolation!

Thanks Eunice for a very good comment. The peer educators don't have any knowledge about SRH topics.. Infact we will recruit them and train them on SRH topics and support them to form peer groups in their communities. This idea will build on successful pilot test project of using peer groups to provide SRH/FP topics to first mothers. This is not entire peer education alone but comprises of different intervention like service provision using mhealth application, adolescent will also be linked to facilities for services, doing community dialogues, life skill training to the groups facilitated by the government through existing program.
https://www.e2aproject.org/publication/increasing-access-to-contraceptive-information-and-services-in-shinyanga-district-tanzania/

Thanks for the article you shared and I agree with you peer groups alone does not work and that is why we are proposing different approaches to meet the need for young people