27 Sep 2010

Sexual reproductive health centre for children opens in Solomon Islands

6:26 pm on 27 September 2010

Save the Children Solomon Islands is to open a sexual and reproductive health resource centre in Honiara tomorrow.

The centre will be used to facilitate peer education and sexual reproductive health education to children, with a special focus on those who do not attend school.

It will provide child friendly information on reproductive health, sexually transmitted infections, HIV and AIDS, and also cater for school groups and individuals.

Save the Children's Acting HIV programme manager, Kennedy Folasi, says there are few opportunities for young people, especially school dropouts, to learn about reproductive health, STIs and HIV and AIDS.

He says the centre will help improve access to age-appropriate resources, and do it in a fun and interactive way.