Creating Positive Relationships (CPR®) seeks to shape attitudes and increase knowledge about one of the most difficult issues in adolescent life; sexuality. This program, now taught and facilitated by Tanari Trust in Kenya, comes with age appropriate curricula for ages 11-25.
Using accurate information, creative demonstrations, videos, guest speakers and interactive discussions, adolescents are involved in learning the value of self control in a way that helps them resist the peer and societal pressures of today.
CPR® does not promote birth control methods in addition to its abstinence teaching
Why teach about sexuality to Kenyan adolescents?
“11% of young women and 22% of young men aged 15 to 24 had their first sexual intercourse before the age of 15. By the age of 18, 47% of young women and 58% of young men had had their first sexual intercourse” Kenya Youth Fact Book 2010
The transition to adulthood is fraught with many challenges. Lack of positive sources of information, negative peer pressure and media influence have contributed to uninformed choices by our youth with devastating consequences. These include early sexual debut, early childbearing, underage marital unions, HIV/AIDS and other STIs which serve to comprise their future. We need more than ever before to invest in young people with education that teaches them how to handle their sexuality, and in communities that support healthy behavior.