Sexual health in the spotlight

Sharing information in a supportive setting

23 July 2019 | Onderwys
Ester Kamati



The Windhoek Vocational Training Centre (WVTC) and the Society for Family Health (SFH) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on Friday, 19 July at the WVTC campus in Khomasdal.

The agreement was signed by WVTC manager Paulus Haukongo and Taimi Amaambo, the country manager of the SFH.

In his welcoming remarks at the ceremony Haukongo said the SFH will be an asset for the institution and the trainees.

Amaambo explained the purpose of the MoU is to provide a framework that will guide cooperation, resulting in constructive interventions on sexual reproductive health and services.

The signing of the MoU serves as a pathway for the SFH to make scheduled visits to the institution and provide mobile services to the trainees. These services include HIV testing and immediate treatment of those testing positive, as well as access to contraceptives and information provided by a registered nurse.

Amaambo outlined the core of this initiative seeks to effectively assist youth in making informed and healthy sexual and reproductive choices. He further mentioned they are aware that young people have limited information about sexual reproductive health and many who try to seek these services are faced with discrimination.

The SFH thus aims to provide a supportive and respectful environment to empower youth to make better decisions.

Namibia National Training Organisation (NNTO) board member Anthea Rietz outlined how vital knowledge and life skills are.

She added that this partnership should be used as a bridge for the WVTC to gain access to and follow up on important information regarding sexual health through regular communication. “The art of changing mindsets begins with us,” she added.

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