SACCA planned and implemented the activity of raising the girls’ voices to inform sensitization. The whole of May 2021, girls at home, at schools and around Kayonza community in the sectors of Mukarange, Gahini, Rukara , Nyamirama and Kabarondo have received messages concerning the potentials of girls that if exploited well, no more teen pregnancy, GBV and other violence to teen girls. Also, message on measures in place for the prevention of the transmission of COVID-19 was emphasized.
Another party involved is Komera, an organization that is a partner with SACCA to promote the welfare of girls. Rwanda police facilitated the groups (girls cycling and car with the sound system) carrying on the campaign on-road security.
The campaign was officially opened by SACCA Director and Komera Director had to say on the purpose of the sensitization campaign (mentioned above) and they too participated in the cycling event.
Girls have participated in community work as part of the sensitization campaign. Helping to do the cleaning of the home of a vulnerable man with a disability,( Marcelle) a resident of Mukarange Sector, Nyagatovu Cell, in Rebero village. The disabled vulnerable gentleman received the support of soap for hygiene and rice.
There was a discussion with the female youth on issues concerning relationships and taking decisions. Many teen mothers found themselves in relationships without their decisions and end up pregnant with people they even do not know or are irresponsible who do not take part in giving care to their offspring. The youth girls have proved that now they should make decisions for the perfect relationship that will result in responsible individuals who will make happy families, have the required care for their children and have a developed society.
The spiritual word supplemented the discussion because this will helps girls to become strong future wives through salvation. (The group from Komera oriented the discussion and the word of God)
SACCA staff has donated the New Testament Bibles to the youth girls who need them and feel they it’s helpful to them.
Mukarange Sector Executive Secretary Concluded the ceremony by thanking SACCA for the event and the campaign that will last for the whole month. He recognized SACCA as an important partner in the development of the Sector because it is a resource centre where solutions of the community issues are addressed in an appropriate manner and the outcome benefits individual participants and the entire community.
He has promised to support the youth girls who have completed vocational training to link them with potential employers and for those who want to be young entrepreneurs to receive an orientation. Has requested the female youth present to act as ambassadors to other youth in the community so that unwanted pregnancies in the communities would remain stories.