Students learn about Contraceptives
This month we continued our three-part course on sexual education, focusing on sexually transmitted diseases, teen pregnancy, and family planning. We used power point presentations and fun games to teach students about sexually transmitted diseases; how to prevent them and also how to recognize signs if one is concerned that they have become infected. It was a challenging topic to discuss, but we believe that recognizing the severity of these diseases might help in their prevention. We then discussed teen pregnancy using a timeline method where students plotted out their futures on paper, and in so doing, realized just how short adolescence truly is. Most students then plotted the “ideal age” to have a baby in their mid to late twenties or after they had completed university. Finally, we taught family planning through role playing and by giving students exposure to different birth control methods. The students were a bit shy at first, but soon loosened up and had some laughs as they got to explore and manipulate different types of contraceptives. We believe that with more education comes more responsible decision making, and we hope that our three month course on sexual education and children’s rights helps our students to be better informed about how they can remain safe and healthy.
Students receive certificates for completion of Sexual Education Course
As the school year is coming to a close, we are also taking the opportunity to celebrate our students, congratulating them for another year of hard work and good scholarship. We just finished up with Group 2 and celebrated with music, cake and certificates of completion for the course on sexual education and children’s rights. We will soon finish up with Group 3 (July 3rd) and Group 1 (July 10th). The students will then be on break until August 14th, after which we will hold an optional three week course on traditional music and instrument-making with the help of local musicians. We will then resume our regular meeting schedule in September at the start of the new school year.