PopCom, PDI launch AHD caravan in Dinagat Islands

BUTUAN CITY, Aug.10 —  The Commission on Population (PopCom)-Caraga and the province of Dinagat Islands (PDI), through its Provincial Population Office, officially launched the Adolescent Health and Development (AHD) Caravan which highlighted simultaneous and series of activities for the young people of the said province.

A new initiative for the adolescents dubbed “SHAPE Mobile Academy” of POPCOM Caraga was also officially introduced.

This initiative is a modular assisted education on adolescent sexuality and reproductive health using the New Sexually Healthy and Personally Effective (SHAPE) Adolescents Toolkit. It also makes use of the Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE), both for principle and as an approach.

May Ann O. Escobal, Project Coordinator, said that the SHAPE Mobile Academy shall be implemented in partnership with the Department of Education-Dinagat Islands Division.

Escobal said Don Ruben E. Ecleo Sr. Memorial National High School (DREESMNHS) is the pilot school for the implementation.

PDI is the first area that adopted the said initiative.

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Signing of the Partnership Agreement of Information and Service Delivery Network (ISDN) for AHD also took place during the launching.

Activities during the AHD Caravan included the U4U Teen Trail, SHAPE Adolescents session, AHD Film Dissemination, Learning Package on Parent Education on AHD (LPPEAHD), and Parent-Teen Trail.

These initiatives aim to contribute to the improvement and promotion of the total well-being of young people and reduce the incidence of teenage pregnancy, sexually transmitted infections (STIs) including HIV. (POPCOM/PIA-Caraga)


Source: PIA Feed