SGO INTERVENTIONS IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19 EFFECTS

SGO INTERVENTIONS IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19 EFFECTS

During this period of COVID-19, where the schools are closed in Rwanda for prevention, Save Generations Organization shifted at Radio its school programs on SRHR for promotion of sexuality education in the schools, and since July 2020, the Radio program called “Tuganire ku Buzima bw’Imyororokere” or “Let’s talk on SRHR” started on Radio Flash FM (89.2FM), Rwanda. The program target adolescents and youth, as well as parents and community in general. The radio program is broadcasted every Sunday from 1pm – 2pm, with the intention to raise awareness of adolescents and youth on SRHR as well as the community in general, and to advocate for the persistent or new challenges that adolescents and youth face on that matter during and after COVID-19 period.
Also, Save Generations Organization in partnership with VIAMO (a Canadian Social Entreprise), developped an SRHR Mobile Technology Application called “845 – SRHR Moble Technology App”. The app contains 54 SRHR messages on different topics in that domain; and it is accessible and affordable to the user regardless the type of Mobile device used.

In addition to that, Save Generations Organization conducted awareness raising campaigns for prevention of COVID-19 pandemic, and provision of hygiene and protection

materials including face masks, soaps and hand sanitizers to 1216 adolescents and youth in its programs as well as their families whom have been identified to be in need in Kamonyi and Gasabo Districts.
In response to Period poverty that has been identified among the COVID-19 consequences to girls from disadvantaged families who accessed the menstrual hygiene products from the girls’ rooms in the schools, Save Generations Organization conducted an awareness campaign on Menstrual Hygiene Management and till the opening of the schools, since July 2020, 400 menstrual hygiene products are provided to girls in its programs including sanitary pads and soaps every month, for improved menstrual care during this period of COVID-19.

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