In Africa, a good percentage of children manage to have a chance to go school but gain knowledge based on passing exams rather than applying in real life situations.
90% of teenagers and youths in Africa lack basic sex education. This is simply because our parents shy away from being real with us. They end up terming women and men to be bad people.
Well that has a very huge effect on the children as they’re brought up.
They’ll tend to think the opposite sex is hostile and end up making decisions that are gender bias.
Apart from telling the 21st century teenager to abstain, teach them on how they can understand their bodies better and how to behave around the opposite and same sex.
Telling teenagers and youths to abstain these days is next to impossible! So why not educate them on contraceptives?
Why not introduce sex education in the school curriculum?
No, am not talking about that HIV/AIDS unit most of us have done in colleges and universities!
Am talking about real talk where there’s one on one conversation with a group of youngsters, where they can express themselves freely, where they can give ideas on how to tame themselves and how to behave. This shouldn’t be examined, because we all know what we’re capable of doing for exams, yes cramming and doing everything for the sake!
Offer knowledge on faithfulness and use of contraceptives rather than just
abstinence. Let’s ensure girls and boys are aware of their bodies, they’ll know what’s happening to them whenever and how to control their feelings and emotions when associating with different genders.
Not that people shouldn’t abstain, but that’s what we’re told all the time and it hardly works, so let’s ensure we inform everyone about everything essential!
Let’s ensure that even the small kids, are aware of these things! We might consider them as children but they know much than we expect. In these generation,children have access to almost everything! There’s no way you’ll control what they view or do, but you can take the initiative of being the better person by ensuring you teach them on the rights and wrongs. What they should adopt and what they shouldn’t. What they should desire and what they shouldn’t.
When I was in primary, the only thing the female teachers used to teach us was the use of sanitary towels! Boys and girls would be separated and all we talked about was how to use sanitary towels, well I have no idea what the boys were being told, but I think the teachers would have gone further and educate us on some basic things that we need to know. I mean, being a girl isn’t about menstration alone, they’d have made us more bold on how to report sexual cases and how to handle ourselves.
Some male teachers at times take advantage and do random things to girls and they don’t understand.
There’s this weird handshake some males do and it’s not interesting at all. It’s annoying and irritating! Please if you do that to females, stop as from now.
In the radio today, I heard how girls under the age of 16 were being sexually abused by close relatives and friends and I was disappointed that these still happens in 2017! I mean what does a 12 year old have to attract you?
It’s just a baby, so innocent and probably not aware of anything you’re trying to do to her, and the worse part is that, the ralatives, especially fathers, are the ones abusing their own children, in the name of Jesus, why would someone do that?
Your own flesh and blood, where do you get the courage to do that?
That’s the most inhuman thing someone can do. And I was wondering, if someone can do that to his own child, how about other people’s children?
Won’t they just kill them?
Let’s ensure that our surroundings get better than worse!
Yes, we’re human beings, we’re supposed to be evolving and getting better, but we’re acting like animals!
What happens if this continues forever?
Will children be giving their parents grandchildren or other children?
Dear Mothers,please educate your sons and husbands to be friendly to their daughters, sisters and other females. Let them respect them and the females to respect males are well.
Ensure they’re aware of the evils in the society and how to deal with them, and protect themselves from such.
Parents should just get over it and be open minded, speaking about sex doesn’t make you immoral or anything, it’s for the love of your children and the future generations to come.
Be that change that the society needs.
Be that parent that your children will always give you a thumbs up for proper upbringing.
Be that sibling that your other siblings are proud of.
Be that friend that your friends are happy to associate with because you tell them the truth.
Let’s ensure the world doesn’t sum up to unwanted pregnancies, and STD’s.
Start with your siblings at home, give them some basic sex education you know. Make them aware of their bodies and their surroundings.