Segal Ambassadors for Family Planning (SAFP) has certificated 20 young girls from the Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa (GPFA) as ‘’Ambassador for family Planning.’’
The scholars are people who are young Liberians that benefiting from GPFA scholarship scheme.
SAFP is a program created by Nobel Laureate Leymah Gbowee to educate young women and adolescent mothers on reproductive health, responsible decision-making and family planning.
The one-day training was organized by GPFA in collaboration SAFP. It was intended to educate the GPFA’s scholars on the essence of reducing teenage pregnancy, and also prevents sexually transmitted disease as well as increase literacy rate by keeping the girl child in school.
The program was held under the theme, “Empowering Women and Girls, Benefits of Reproductive Health, Sexual Rights and Proper Family Planning.”
The scholars also learned about the history and ethics of feminism; what feminist leadership entails; their reproductive and sexual rights; bodily integrity; envisioning a successful future, and how to plan a successful campaign as a family.
Sara E. Buchanan, GPFA’s Executive Director, who spoke to the scholars at the end of the 2nd annual SAFP, urged them to press forward in their education sojourn and to take responsibility as leader to teach others.
Mrs. Buchanan said education accomplishment is not just about getting a degree, but stressed the need of making a better use of it.
For her part, Cllr. Deweh E. Gray, Board Chair of GPFA, expressed gratitude to the foundation for the training.
Cllr. Gray then advised the scholars to avoid teenage pregnancy, especially for those that are benefiting from the Gbowee scholarship program.
In separate remarks, the participants said they remain grateful to the GPFA for the support.
They promised to use the opportunity to forward their education.