WELCOME TO NON-FORMAL EDUCATION DIVISION
COMPREHENSIVE SEXUALITY EDUCATION (CSE) PROJECT IN THE NFLP.
Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) is a pilot project by the Non-Formal Education Division of the Ministry of Education. The programme has been in Ghana for over 10 years with much focus on the in-school youth until a stakeholder’s meeting was held in 2018 where the programme was expanded to cover the out-of-school youth, hence NFED involvement in the CSE project.
According to UNESCO, CSE is defined as a curriculum-based process of teaching and learning about the cognitive, emotional, physical and social aspects of sexuality. It aims to equip children and young people with knowledge, skills, attitudes and values that will empower them to: realise their health, well-being and dignity; develop respectful social and sexual relationships; consider how their choices affect their own well-being and that of others; and, understand and ensure the protection of their rights throughout their lives.
Also, UNFPA defined Comprehensive Sexuality Education as a rights-based and gender focused approach to sexuality education whether in school or out-of- school. It is taught over several years providing age-appropriate information consistent with the evolving capacities of young people. It includes scientifically accurate information about human development, anatomy and reproductive health as well as information about contraception, childbirth and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) including HIV. But it also goes beyond information, helping young people to explore and nurture positive values regarding their sexual and reproductive health. This education includes discussions about family life, relationships, and culture and gender roles and also addresses human rights, gender equality and threats such as discrimination and sexual abuse.
OUT-OF-SCHOOL YOUTH ARE YOUNG PEOPLE WHO HAVE EITHER;
- never being to school
- dropped-out of school or
- completed school and are in their homes or working.
NFED is piloting the project in Ashanti, Greater Accra and Western Regions. These regions were selected based on the 2017 HIV Sentinel Survey report on regions with the high HIV prevalence.
The CSE project topics being addressed are; Teenage Pregnancy, Drug Abuse, Abortion, HIV and AIDS which are delivered in Ga, Dangbe, Fante and Ashanti Twi Audios and Skits (short videos) in English.
NFED LEARNERS GRADUATED AT WEIJA-GBAWE MUNICIPAL ASSEMBLY.
Four hundred and thirty-eight (438) Non-Formal Education Learners have graduated at the Weija/Gbawe Municipality in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana. The English Batch 7 and Local languages Batch 21 learners are made up of three hundred and fifty-eight (358) females and eighty (80) males who graduated on the 16th November, 2018 in the basic reading, writing and numeracy in the administrative regions of Weija, Kofikwei, Obom, Fantemayira, Omankope and Nsuobri at Weija/Gbawe Municipality in Greater Accra.
The Municipal Assembly Co-ordinator, Mr. Victor Ahianu appealed to the Government, the Municipal Assembly Chief Executive and all stake holders to help equip the office with logistics such as motorcycles and vehicles to enable staff embark on effective supervision of classes within the municipality. He said the Division is also highly in need of computers to establish training centres for learners training and administrative use.
He also appealed to honourable assembly members to talk to their constituents’ non-literates to enrol in literacy classes.
He thanked the head of the Municipal Assembly and the entire staff for the diverse support they continue to give to the NFED’s literacy activities in the Municipality.
Awards of different categories were presented to the deserving graduates who were advised to put their skills into practice.
The Band includes – Highlife, Calypso, Francophone, Soka, Lover’s Rock, Hip life, Reggae, Salsa, Dancehall, and Jazz. We equally entertain and educate our audience with spectacular drama and musical performances.In addition, the band composes theme songs for various occasions, provided there is prior notice of twenty one (21) days to the occasion. The Band also has a theatre group that enacts sketches on developmental issues on Health, Education, Environment and Civic responsibilities etc. Dates to be announced.