Rwanda | Nyabihu: pregnancy rate in schools decreases
With the new resolutions both in homes and in schools, the number of pregnancy rate of girl students decreased in Nyabihu district compared to last year as David Ntizo Nkera the education officer in the district said.
Teachers, parents and even children were trained in promoting students education and their behaviors. In 2011, about 31 girls got pregnant in secondary schools and in this year only 4 students got pregnant in the whole district.
Apart from sensitizations in to students, parents and their teachers, they initiated clubs that brings together teachers and students and students get to know about their reproductive health and how to behave in every phase of their development.
Parents were also asked to make a follow-up on their children’s behavior and to take time to talk to their children about their reproductive health and how to behave about it, effects of sexual behaviors to them and many others.
Through clubs, students are explained how to behave during the adolescence stage and get advice on how to avoid tempting situations and people who would want to make them do sexual intercourses.
David Nkera said that with the help of the resolutions reached at, understanding of parents, teachers and students the number of pregnancy in girls’ students has reduced significantly and they are hoping to eradicate it completely for all children to live full lives and have education.