Mr Tirso Dos Santos, UN Programme Specialist and Country Representative for UNESCO Ghana has commended the YHFG and its international partner, RFSU for introducing a project that will contribute to ensuring the implementation of the national guidelines on age-appropriate Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE). The UN Programme Specialist made these remarks last week when the YHFG project team visited UNESCO Ghana offices in Accra 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.
Mr Dos Santos, who met the YHFG team, together with Carl Ampah (National Program Officer, adolescent sexual and reproductive health) and Prosper Kwasi Nyavor (National Program Officer, education), welcome the project and pledged their full support for a successful implementation. Stay tuned for the first policy update on Ghana’s road to putting CSE in the school curriculum