Teenage pregnancy in Vanuatu remains an issue of concern with up to 80 pregnancies for every 1,000 teenage girls in the community. Many educational institutions do not provide support for young mothers to continue their education after delivering their babies. This project is helping to address the root causes of this issue by providing reproductive health education and public awareness campaigns. Existing education programs are introduced at such a late stage in life for young boys and girls and are not effective in promoting and educating young people on their reproductive health rights and responsibilities.
The teenage pregnancy rate in Vanuatu is 6-8% compared with 1.6% in Australia
In 2010, 1 in 3 women in Vanuatu reported having experienced child sexual abuse under the age of 15
The Blossom Project operates on an ongoing basis. The total project support cost for this project is $57,500 and our annual fundraising target is $57,500. This project relies entirely on private donations to continue.