Adolescent Clubs

In line with national strategies, the GHS recognizes the right of young people to be involved in programmes that affect them at family and community levels and the need for their involvement in the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of youth programmes. This principle underlies the formation and running of adolescent health clubs in schools and communities to promote health and development among young people (10 to 24 years).

The running of the clubs are hinged on the following pillars:

  1. Youth empowerment through participation
  2. Positive peer pressure
  3. Peer education and mentorship
  4. Health promotion

Young people are trained and mentored by health service providers to be Health Ambassadors who promote health and development in their schools and communities using all available channels to engage their peers and other stakeholders.