I'm very excited to introduce our newest program for Manna Project Nica... Men's Health! This class came about 8 months after the Sexual and Reproductive Health class for girls at Colegio Chiquilistagua was started. SRH has a class of 11-13 year olds on Wednesday, and a class of 14-16 year old girls on Thursday. During these times, the boys in these classes would have an hour for extra recess! Seeing that this was a great opportunity to provide for the boys, JJ, Jamison and Javier decided to start a complementary Men's Health class. It's just beginning but we're all really excited about it. Here's what JJ had to say:
"This month we began a health class for 6th-8th grade boys at the public
school in Chiquilistagua. There was already a program in place for the
young women at this school, so MPI Nicragua expanded our efforts to
teach to the young men as well. Now, we teach two classes a week to
boys whom before the class begun had a free hour while the girls were in
heath class. Just like the women health class, we use Como Planear Mi
Vida as a resource for our subject material. A lack of information
about health, gender relations, and sexual relation is present in this
community so we see a lot of potential to provide a beneficial class.
We are very excited to continue get to know the students and provide a
valuable lessons to the young men in Chiquilistagua."