Youth and Reproductive Health Education in East African Urban Informal Settlements and Rural Communities Through a Grass-Roots, Bottom-Up Knowledge Base (76757)

Session Information: Education & Contemporary Development Issues
Session Chair: Michael Boyce

Wednesday, 27 March 2024 12:25
Session: Session 2
Room: Room 608
Presentation Type: Oral Presentation

All presentation times are UTC + 9 (Asia/Tokyo)

This presentation will cover a number of related ongoing research projects. Working with Kenyan research partners, we have collected anonymously submitted notes and questions during reproductive health training sessions in rural communities and urban informal settlements throughout Kenya. These notes are coded and categorized to provide a searchable database to consult for online educational content creation and support for youth education trainers operating in East Africa. Using this grassroots approach to collect raw data in the form of anonymously written questions and concerns provides a direct opportunity to recognize how youths in the researched Kenyan communities make sense of their environments and circumstances. By developing a deeper and more nuanced understanding of the various social concerns and educational needs as reported and understood by teens and preteens living in diverse communities in Kenya, Japanese medical school students have been able to construct an online support program for self-directed reproductive health education. Utilizing a social constructivist approach and a critical analysis, responses to these collected questions are formulated with scientifically supported evidence-based content to not only develop agency in all participants and stakeholders but also provide reliable knowledge and insight to bolster the education and advocacy work of our partners in youth support and reproductive health education groups throughout East Africa.

Michael Boyce, Hamamatsu University School of Medicine, Japan

About the Presenter(s)
Michael Boyce is a Senior Assistant Professor at the Hamamatsu University School of Medicine, where he is actively involved in international service-learning program development.

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