Teen moms get $300,000 funding from Unicef

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IIOILO CITY: Teen-age mothers and girls from six Yolanda hit municipalities in the Visayas are recently selected as recipients of a US$300,000 funding assistance by the United Nations International Children Fund (Unicef), as it recognized the rising cases of teenage pregnancies in the country.

Executive Director Dr. Jo-nathan David Flavier of the Family Planning Organization of the Philippines (FPOP), announced the funding assistance for developing training manuals costing US $200,000 and training services amounting US $100,000 for teen- age mothers to prevent a second pregnancy.

Victims from the municipalities of Sara, Iloilo and Ivisan, Capiz, both in Panay Island along with two towns in Samar and two more towns from Leyte, were chosen specifically to help teenage girls cope up with motherhood due to early pregnancy.

FPOP was tasked to assist and guide the teenage mothers with the use of training ma- nuals and modules and other forms of services to discour- age teenagers in engaging on pre-marital sex.


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