“Think big. Start small. Act now.”
“K2Talk!” or “Kabataang Kapampangan, Talk!” is an inter-personal activity for the youth by the youth using media (audio video presentations) as a catalyst for discussion on preventing early sexual encounters. Initially designed to be a school-based event for 15-17 year old students from Angeles City, K2Talk has now reached more than 300 adolescents. And with the initiative of the local government unit, it is expected to reach around 2,000 in-school and out-of-school youth before the year ends.
The project aims to:
- increase the youth’s knowledge on Adolescent Reproductive Health
- promote consciousness on the negative effects of early sexual encounters among the youth
- delay/prevent early sexual encounters and risky sexual and non-sexual behaviors among the youth by promoting information on ARH through K2Talk
- promote the Angeles City Teen Information Center as an appropriate venue for youth who have questions on ARH
Anchored in the vision of EMPOWERED and RESPONSIBLE youth who are well-informed in Adolescent Reproductive Health (ARH), values formation, and life skills by 2020 drafted by all concerned stakeholders, “K2Talk!” uses a set of AVPs which focus on implications of teenage pregnancy, negative effects of abortion, and sexually transmitted infections including HIV and AIDS. These AVPs are utilized through an event attended and facilitated by adolescents with the following activities:
- Sulat Tayo! – where participants, formed in small groups, get to write the lessons they learned from the AVPs
- Game Tayo! – where participants, through games, learn about basic Adolescent Reproductive Health
- K2Talk Tayo! – where participants voice out their stand on ARH issues, with emphasis on early sexual encounters
Capping each activity is a plenary where all lessons from participants belonging to their designated groups are shared to the audience, and a “K2Talk!” Pledge towards empowerment, awareness, and better decisions in life.
Albeit with a modest start, “K2Talk!” reaped positive results and continues to reach more Angelenos through the combined efforts of all stakeholders, in hopes of attaining a vision of having resilient and empowered adolescents.
And it all starts with one message: it’s okay to talk.
Click here to view the K2Talk videos