I am Janviere Uwimana, a teacher at Byimana High School and I have been
working with Good Health Club which is supported by the Power to Change program.
Addressing the issue of sexual reproductive health and right in Rwandan families
requires much effort because of the low level of understanding of some family members and the community. Good Health Club at Byimana High School is a good channel to provide messages of sexual reproductive health and right to the rest of school.
Before we were very worried about different challenges of unwanted pregnancy. The
statistics of 2012 at Byimana High School showed that three young girls dropped
out because they got pregnant. Students were in need of accurate information on sexual reproductive health and rights and other related information but nobody could give them appropriate information.
The creation of club has been the answer. Many girls and boys joined Good Health Club and received important information about sexual and reproductive health. Young girls are no longer ashamed when they are discussing the topic of sex, but speak from a base of understanding. I would like to see clubs like the one at Byimana High School be available for girls in all districts of Rwanda because this information is important for students to know.