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McCann Lima Takes On Teenage Pregnancy in New Save The Children Campaign

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An interactive new website from McCann seeks to educate and engage Peruvians

McCann Lima Takes On Teenage Pregnancy in New Save The Children Campaign

In Peru, 15 out of 100 girls under the age of 18 are mothers, or currently pregnant. This is according to research from UNFPA, The United Nations Fund for Populations.

For the country of Peru, and Peru’s office of Save The Children, this is a problem that has received very little awareness, and mainstream culture often avoids the subject. Peruvian schools, even colleges and universities, do not provide any courses that address these issues. Education that prevents pregnancy is more or less missing from the entire national conversation.

McCann Lima, in partnership with Save The Children Peru, saw an opportunity to confront the issue of underage pregnancy by using the subjects of maths and language to soften the message and engage Peruvians.

McCann Lima conceived a website that presents “real problems” for parents to read that appear to be math and language comprehension exercises – but they do so by directly addressing the issues around underage pregnancy. 

McCann’s website presents 16 problems (10 math and 6 verbal/language) that are simple exercises that parents can use to engage their children and provide sexual education.

Launched October 11 in Peru, to coincide with The International Day of the Girl, the site is supported by social media initiatives, public relations and other platforms. One online video, produced by McCann Lima, features a young girl (an actress, made up to look hugely pregnant) who interviews people on the street about the worst problems in Peru; none of the citizens mention teenage pregnancy.

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Creative Agency: McCann Lima

Creatives: Gerardo Ramos/Ricardo Aranibar/Mauricio Fernández/Maldonado C.

Genres: People

Categories: Social, Corporate, Social and PSAs

McCann LATAM, Wed, 26 Oct 2016 15:24:20 GMT