Media to benefit from Bethany change programme


ZVISHAVANE –Fifteen media practitioners are set to undergo a three-year training programme under the Amplify Change Programme spearheaded by the Bethany Project, The MidWeek Watch has established.

The development was made known by the organisation’s programs officer, Tatenda Rukanda during an inception meeting at Runde Lodge last Wednesday.

The programme will be done in conjunction with the Ministry of Health and Child Care with Amplify Change as the main player, is expected to run from October 2023 to September 2026.

Fourteen clinics in Zvishavane District will be involved. The training will target sexual and reproductive health rights information dissemination and services, especially for adolescents.

Other areas of focus will involve issues to do with drug abuse, sexual and gender-based violence, HIV and Aids Child abuse and teenage pregnancies.

The program seeks to address limited access to sexual reproductive and health rights information services faced by adolescent girls from 10-19 years old and young women aged between 20-24 years in Zvishavane.

Rukanda said that media personnel will be trained so that they can be well versed with such information hence, the dissemination of such information becomes easy and factual.

“The Amplify Change program is currently ongoing and it will see 15 media personnel being trained so as to get a clear insight of the happenings to the program”, she said.

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