Research and Advocacy.
With increasing population, open media and interaction between the rural and urban
populations, a lot of new behavior is acquired that affects social life. This cause challenge
to the most adventurous group of the population, adolescents. We hereby use research to
inform our interventions on the adolescent girl child most especially teenage mothers.
From the research findings, we then intervene to prevent teenage pregnancies.
Through advocacy, we position ourselves to tell the stories of the teenage mothers as part
of a vulnerable, under privileged population that seeks attention. As an underserved
population we call for their continuous support at this critical state of human development
during which the stage is set for later life.
Teenage Mothers Against Teenage Motherhood (TMATM) approach is a tool used at
TMCSF to build a critical mass of the teenagers who have gone through teenage pregnancy
as ambassadors to speak against teenage pregnancy hence promoting prevention. This
positively impacts the adolescence because they get information on challenges from the
experienced age mates.
This program area contributes to SDG 10: Reduced inequality within the adolescent youth
and in this case, boys and girls, at local level.