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Youth – led Community Awareness Raising

The National Youth Network of SOS Children’s Villages on Saturday 26th March embarked on a day community sensitization on Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights, Youth Participation, Drug, and Substance Abuse, and Guidance and Counseling for over 30 youths from the Bakoteh Community.

The president of the Youth Network highlighted the importance of youth participation in issues affecting them. Kalilou also highlighted the problems facing young people today such as Drug and Substance Abuse and access to Sexual Reproduction Health Rights information and materials.

It will be recalled that this activity came about after a series of in-house training organized by the  National Association for the young people and replicated or shared with fellow young people in the community.

The Youth Network is a combination of SOS Children’s Villages participants and representatives of the young people in the community.

The session was fully facilitated by the young people who took turn by turn to lead key discussions on the 4 thematic areas mentioned above.

Key partners such as the  Gambia Drug and Law Enforcement Agency and Fantanka were are present during the event. The media was also present to cover the program.

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