Akwa Ibom First Lady Laments 17% Teenage Pregnancy Rate

Dr Martha Emmanuel, the wife of Akwa Ibom State Governor, has decried the state’s 17 percent adolescent pregnancy rate and promised to work hard to reverse the trend.

According to statistics, one in every five adolescent girls between the ages of 15 and 19 is currently pregnant or has a child, according to the First Lady of Risca Akwa Ibom.

On Tuesday, she addressed at the sixth anniversary of her pet project, the Family Empowerment and Youth Reorientation Path Initiative (FYReP), in Uyo.

 

Noting how her project has channeled its energies towards the teenage pregnancy crisis in Akwa Ibom, she said:

Arcos “FEYReP has reached out to about 15,000 students spread across 62 secondary school in the three senatorial districts of the state with its advocacy program tagged ”Girls, Uphold Your Dignity” with an objective to raising the bar on the standard of behaviour and educational focus of the girl child.

buy 20 mg isotretinoin online “It seeks to reposition the girl child educationally, promote behavioural change and educate on reproductive health. Meanwhile, the program is yielding positive results.

On how the NGO was striking a gender balance, she said:

order ivermectin online “The advocacy also gave birth to a program tagged “Bright Future for Responsible Boys”. Noticing that the boy child appears neglected and dangling in the cliff of social ruins, consumed by drug abuse/ addiction, cultism, rape, promiscuity and other vices, FEYReP stems the tide by educating the boys on sexual orientation and need for financial independence. The innovative approach has rescued our young boys from the clutches of abandonment and neglect”.

“FEYReP created and championed a mentoring program tagged “Follow the Star” which offers steady support, hope, wise counselling and guidance to our young ones to develop their academic and professional skills as well as uncover their talent potentials to help them succeed in their future endeavours. So far the idea has yielded positive results as about 6000 students have been reached and mentored” she said.

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