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Break Free project has appealed for increased uptake of sexual reproductive and health rights information, education and services in bid to reduce teenage pregnancies among young people in the country.
Break free country coordinator, Judith Pangani made the appeal in an interview with Timveni Online.
According Pangani the 5 year programme has already reached out to 7571 adolescent youth between the ages of 20and 24 with information and services of SRHR since its inception in 2021.
Among other interventions, Break free has been promoting equal access to education for girls and ensuring laws and policies that aim to prevent teen pregnancies and child marriages are being implemented.
Pangani said they have so far been impressed with the response from stakeholders and the general public as they continue with their pursuit to create a productive generation amongst the youth.
In his remarks Joseph Mayere, who works for Plan International Malawi and is the project’s manager for Break- free said he is impressed with the progress made so far.
The project is being implemented in 2 districts of Lilongwe and Machinga by a consortium of three organisations namely, Plan International Malawi, Forum for African Women Educationists (FAWEMA) and SRHR Africa Trust (SAT) .