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IFC Engages Students on Health Issues

News   Robert Loka   August 2, 2021
PIC: The participants pose with IFC officials after the function
MUBAS students have been urged to be on the forefront in disseminating messages related to Sexual Reproductive Health (SRH), Gender Based Violence (GBV) and treatment.

The call has been made by Innovations for Change (IFC) officials to MUBAS students at a function which took place on July 30th 2021 in the Main Lecture Theatre.

The aim of the meeting was to mentor students who will be teaching their fellow students on how they should be dealing with issues that affect them in their everyday lives.

Speaking at the meeting, IFC Director, Redson Chamveka said that time has come for the youth to voice out issues related to SRH.

According to Chamveka students can use a toll-free line of 3072 to petition the issues to them through text messages (SMS) whenever they need assistance.

On her part, one of the students at the meeting Joy Ngulube applauded IFC for introducing the project at MUBAS citing that it will help students disclose issues which have been regarded as sensitive for so long.

"There are so many issues that are left unsaid, we talk of Sexually Transmitted Infections, we talk of adolescent health in general, we talk of HIV/AIDS as well as Gender-Based Violence. This project will help break the silence which will help to reduce problems we face, with IFC we hope for the better". Ngulube added.

Ngulube has however pleaded with students that attended the meeting to relay the information to their fellow students in order to bring change.

The project will run for three years with programs that will promote self esteem amongst the students.


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