WYA presents HDC, FEMM to African leaders, youth

November 10, 2019, Nairobi, Kenya – World Youth Alliance (WYA) President Lord Leomer Pomperada and WYA Director of Advocacy Nadja Wolfe introduced WYA, the Human Dignity Curriculum (HDC), and Fertility Education and Medical Management (FEMM) at the Pro-life and Family Friendly Nairobi Summit held at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa in Nairobi, Kenya. 

“The HDC is a K-8 curriculum that helps students understand who they are and who they can be. The curriculum was developed because we believe that the most powerful kind of education is one that is rooted in a strong sense of self,” WYA President Lord Pomperada said.

Implemented in over 10 countries on 5 continents, the HDC is an innovative program that focuses on personal development and human dignity. Using a language for excellence, each lesson focuses on a “big picture” theme, while helping students to understand and develop healthy habits, good decision-making skills, and a strong sense of meaning and purpose. 

Nadja Wolfe introduced the FEMM program and how it was developed to address the gap for solutions that are truly responsive to the identified needs in a woman’s overall health. It focuses on informed consent in reproductive healthcare. “Women need to understand how their bodies work so that they can assess their health, choose methods of family planning in line with their needs and values, and receive high-quality medical care, not simply symptom management,” said WYA Director of Advocacy Nadja Wolfe. 

FEMM uses a science and evidence-based approach that promotes the central role of reproductive endocrinology in the management of women’s health. It works with women by providing training, medical management, research, and support through the free FEMM Health App.

The World Youth Alliance wishes to thank the organizers of the Pro-life and Family Friendly Nairobi Summit, the Kenya Christian Professionals Forum and other partners for inviting WYA to present.