YONECO is currently implementing a number of projects with the aim of promoting education as well as advocating and enhancing Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRH&R) of young people. The organisation has been focusing on issues that prevent boys and girls from completing their education as well as advocating for Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRH) of adolescents.
SRH issues greatly affect social-economic welfare of adolescent boys and girls and the problem is that to some extent, our society does not really give a listening ear to young people’s concerns. As such, boys and girls suffer in silence. In most cases, the youth end up in difficult situations because they had no knowledge of the imminent negative consequencies of their escapades. Thus, the elders blame them as being careless and immoral, while the actual cause of the problem lies in the elders themselves. It is the responsibility of older members of the society like parents, uncles and aunts to provide a platform where they can engage the youth and listen to their SRH dilemmas and understand their misconceptions in order to clear their misunderstandings
I would like to encourage my fellow young people to seek information concerning their sexuality. Credibility of the sources where you get this kind of information is of paramount importance as well. On your part as a young person, you should also make sure that you are seeking information concerning SRH and R. Sometimes things do not just come and in such scenarios one has to seek what he or she wants.
Among the most notable and trust worthy places where you can get credible information about SRH include; NGOs that deal with such issues for example YONECO, health centers and clinics that are in your area and there are also a number of youth oriented magazines on SRH.
As young people, it is impossible and dangerous for us to know everything on our own. There are some things which you cannot just experiment on. Young people should always remember that seeking information pertaining to issues concerning sex and sexuality is imperative and there is no need to be shy about it.