Mrs Esi Ayenba Inkoom, the National Coordinator of the School Health Education Programme (SHEP) of Ghana Education Service (GES) has commended the YHFG and its international partner, RFSU for conceptualizing and introducing a project that will contribute to ensuring the implementation of the national guidelines on age-appropriate Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE). The national coordinator of SHEP made these remarks last week when the YHFG project team visited SHEP and introduced the “Evidence to Action – Sexual Health Education Advocacy Project (EA-SHEAP). The goal of the project is to produce the necessary data and evidence to support the Ghana Education Services to adopt and implement the national guidelines on CSE as an integrated curricular activity in basic and high schools within 2018 and 2022. The intervention also intends to produce a quarterly policy update in the form of policy briefs on the roll-out of the national CSE programme.
Mrs Esi Ayenba Inkoom and her team at SHEP welcome the project and pledged their full support for a successful implementation. The project team will share further details with SHEP and a follow -up meeting will define the role of SHEP in the implementation of EA-SHEAP. Stay tuned for the first policy update on Ghana’s road to putting CSE in the school curriculum