February 1, 2020, Kenya – World Youth Alliance Africa held a Human Dignity Curriculum (HDC) teacher training refresher at St. Catherine Primary school in South B, Nairobi, Kenya. 29 teachers from different schools and 7 staff from both Mercy Education Office and WYA Africa attended the training. The purpose of the training was to roll out the HDC program to new schools and to train new teachers on how to use the curriculum.
During the training, a brief presentation on the foundational history of the World Youth Alliance was presented to acquaint the new teachers with the organization. The Fertility Education and Medical Management (FEMM) program was highlighted, specifically the teenFEMM and teenMEN programs, seeing to it that it was in line with the World Youth Alliance theme of the year “Reproductive Health”. The teachers participated vehemently in giving cases of the challenges they face in school in relation to reproductive health. This geared an interactive and informative discussion within the training session.
The teachers present participated in practice teaching and practical exercises of how they interpreted the content of the curriculum and how they would customize this knowledge to their students so that the students understand it. The training was very interactive and enjoyable. The teachers commended WYA for introducing this curriculum and committed to executing it diligently in their schools. The training was a big success as the teachers were highly motivated to implement this curriculum in their schools and encourage other teachers to participate.