For the adolescent health and development (AHD) program, a new partnership came-off between POPCOM—10 and MHAP for activities that would strengthen the youth’s awareness about sexuality and reproductive health.

The first activity conducted on this partnership was the Leader SHAPE training conducted last April 17-18 to adolescent leaders in the eleven (11) schools in Cagayan de Oro. A module on leadership was prepared by MHAP while the materials for adolescent sexuality and reproductive health were based on SHAPE modules of POPCOM.

The goal of this working together between POPCOM and MHAP is to strengthen adolescents’ involvement in promoting reproductive health and responsible sexuality. Teenage pregnancy will be prevented through education and awareness. POPDEV clubs will be created in the eleven (11) schools that participated in the training.