Adolescent Health

Nov 9, 2018 by Blanca Manguia

My Son, My Shining Star, My Treasure

HONDURAS - Everth Omar Sánchez lives with his parents and two sisters in the western Tegucigalpa neighborhood of Flor de Campo. The 13-year-old has been a member of the Cinco Estrellas Impact Club for the past three years. Cinco Estrellas means “five stars” in Spanish, but Everth was not a shining star when he joined the club.

Jul 19, 2018 by David Tyokighir

Addressing Abuse Among Adolescents

NIGERIA - Various forms of abuse abound in Nigeria. Adolescents, especially females, are vulnerable to sexual abuse in both private and public spaces including homes, offices, markets, and schools. This abuse frequently goes unreported for fear of stigmatization, further victimization, and shame. Talented adolescents in communities across Nigeria struggle to retain their hopes and dreams because they are traumatized by abuse.

Jun 13, 2018 by Esther Kuhn

One Daughter's Demise

SENEGAL - In Senegal, we often follow the school year and so the team is nearing the year’s end of the Adolescent Health Program in Dakar and the Orphan and Vulnerable Children program in Linguère. The reactions from parents and participants in Dakar have been very encouraging.

Apr 12, 2018 by Allison Todd

Mrs. Ba's Changing Story

While some countries have made significant progress towards universal health coverage, half the world’s population still remains unable to obtain the health services they need.

May 9, 2017 by Sara Mahmood

West African Youth Make Strides in Health and Human Rights

Growing up in a low-income community in Senegal or Nigeria can too often mean a higher rate of early marriage, early pregnancy, or transmission of HIV or another sexually transmitted infection (STI). Sexual coercion and abuse are also common for young women, and the majority of young people aren’t educated on the use and benefits of contraception. Health and sexuality are not topics of discussion among youth and their parents, and financial worries often take precedence over health and well-being, particularly for young women.

Dec 8, 2016 by Jenna Griffin

Educating Youth in Senegal

World Renew is committed to promoting good health through the education and empowerment of local health care providers. However, one of the best ways to promote wellness in a community is by educating the general public.

Jun 13, 2016 by David and Jessica Oldenburger

Supporting the Adolescent Health Program in Senegal

In mid-February, we were able to visit Linguère, which is about 6 to 7 hours northeast of Dakar, Senegal; almost in the centre of the country. To understand the difference between Dakar and Linguère, one only has to mention the word, “Linguère" to anyone in Dakar and you receive the response, “Ohhh, dafa jaffe” – meaning, “it’s hot!” It is located on the southwestern tip of the Sahara Desert. Whereas Dakar was experiencing the cooler, dry season, with a brisk ocean breeze of 16C at night, Linguère was a constant 30-35C, which goes up to 40-45C as May/June approach. In Linguère, they also run the adolescent health program, however, it is a shortened version and often broken into sections.

May 31, 2016 by Adele Konyndyk

Honoring Mothers and Fathers on Global Parents Day

Parents have an essential role in World Renew’s work with families in communities around the world. This is why World Renew actively walks alongside mothers and fathers to equip them to connect children with the loving support and resources they need to build a good life. The participation of parents in World Renew’s adolescent health and rights programs in Nigeria is one powerful example.

Apr 22, 2016 by Esther Kuhn

Sarata's Changed Story

This has had a major impact on the girls, their families, and the communities, but it was often hard for program staff not to be able to help more poor girls (in an already poor community) who had dreams but no means to achieve them. Sarata Camara

Apr 16, 2015 by Adele Konyndyk

Serving Through Word and Seed in Uganda

Even before World Renew volunteers Sara and Anthony Systsma met each other in college, they both already felt God’s call to ministry. In fact, both of them even pinpoint the same grade as the time when they this calling became clear—Grade 10!