Young people make up the majority of the population in Francophone West Africa, and still, their sexual reproductive health and rights (SRHR) information and services remain underserved. The more vulnerable they are, the less access to information and services they have. The Ado Avance Ensemble programme is here to work with vulnerable adolescents (10-19 yrs.), particularly out-of-school girls by:
- Improving demand for and access to SRHR information and services.
- Strengthening public and community health systems.
- Promoting an enabling political and societal environment that allows vulnerable adolescents to access quality SRH information and services.
500,000 adolescents and another 300,000 young people (below 25 yrs.) are expected to be reached through the programme’s initiatives
Interventions that will be implemented in the context of the programme include:
Capacity strengthening of educators
Ado Avance Enseble will facilitate the capacity strengthening of educators (e.g. peer-educators,community volunteers, outreach workers, social workers) in providing youth friendly, discrimination-free sexuality education.
Creation of operational offline & online (mHealth) referral systems
Operational offline and online (mHealth) referral systems for vulnerable adolescents, their educators, and parents will be created and maintained throughout the programme.
Training public & private SRH service providers
SRH service providers will be trained to provide comprehensive (age) appropriate, youth-friendly quality information and SRH services.
Mass & digital media campaigns
Campaigns via mass and digital media will be running during the Ado Avance Ensemble programme, combined with tailored activities around Social and Behavioural Change Communication (SBCC)
Advocacy at a national & regional level
Advocacy activities are planned to take place at a national and regional level.