Reduction of HIV/AIDS and early pregnancies

an orphanage implements family planning

Our pro­ject part­ner Cen­ter Mar­em­bo in Kiga­li, with whom we trai­ned 14 Rain Workers, has beco­me inde­pen­dent!

As part of the “Strengh­tening Civil Socie­ty Orga­niz­a­ti­ons” (CSOs) frame­work pro­gram, the Rwan­dan government has made the funds avail­ab­le to the cen­ter for the fol­lowing pro­ject: “I value my digni­ty: Redu­cing ear­ly / teen pregnan­ci­es through direct fer­ti­li­ty awa­reness and sexu­al repro­duc­ti­ve health edu­ca­ti­on amongst youth and ado­lescents in Kiga­li ”.

We congra­tu­la­te the Cen­ter Mar­em­bo and wish our Rain Workers all the best!

The Cent­re Mar­em­bo, ori­gi­nal­ly deve­lo­ped as an orpha­na­ge, is more than ever a con­ta­ct point for sin­gle mothers with their child­ren who recei­ve medi­cal care, accom­mo­da­ti­on and trai­ning here. The­re are also around 50 HIV-infec­ted child­ren and girls living in the house, who had a child far too ear­ly and con­se­quent­ly ended up on the street. In order to pro­vi­de the child­ren with social and medi­cal help, a cli­nic was con­nec­ted to the cen­ter, in which our rain workers are acti­ve.

In 2009 Akti­on Regen trai­ned her first Rain Worker in Rwan­da. We retur­ned 10 years later. In Sep­tem­ber 2018, an advan­ced work­shop was held in the Imi­ra­si­re Youth Cli­nic in Karubi­bi Vil­la­ge, which was led by the head of the Cen­ter Mar­em­bo. All 14 par­ti­ci­pants were able to get cer­ti­fied, star­ted their out­re­ach acti­vi­ties and are invol­ved in the sta­te pro­gram of so-cal­led “com­mu­ni­ty deve­lo­p­ment”.

It´s not easy for the youth to express their views about sexu­al health. This is a result of cul­tu­ral bar­ri­ers that we have to bra­ke!

A Rain Worker wri­tes: “Our main task is to redu­ce or pre­vent ear­ly pregnan­ci­es and HIV / AIDS infec­tions”. A major con­cern of Akti­on Regen is to help peop­le to help them­sel­ves: In col­la­bo­ra­ti­on with women from the sur­roun­ding vil­la­ges, the birth con­trol chains are hand­craf­ted at the Cen­ter Mar­em­bo. Accord­ing to the mot­to “lear­ning by doing”, awa­reness about fer­ti­le and ste­ri­le days beco­mes a mat­ter of cour­se for peop­le with litt­le chan­ce of edu­ca­ti­on.

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Birth rate
6,1 child­ren per woman
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Mar­ried women who use con­tracep­ti­on:
10%
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Women who are geni­tal­ly muti­la­ted:
not occur­ring / no num­bers
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Mater­nal mor­ta­li­ty:
10%
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Infant
mor­ta­li­ty:
11,8%
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Illi­ter­acy rate:
Men 25% Women 37%
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HIV/Aids rate in adults:
3,1%
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