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School pupils match against teenage pregnancy, early marriage

June 14, 2017 By Victoria Saffa

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With support from Misean Cara Ireland and NLW Germany , Her Fullness of Life for Children Management Program, has again done a day sensitization match with pupils and other community residents, on the eradication of teenage pregnancy, early marriage and rape in the waterloo community, Western Rural district .

Speaking during the sensitization, Coordinator for the Project, Sr. Rita Chiedu Ogbusu, who is also a Missionary Sister of the Holy Rosary, said the purpose of the Awareness and Sensitization Campaign, was to educate the community and pupils on the negative effects of teenage pregnancy, girl child marriage and any other forms of child abuse.

She said Waterloo is one of the areas where teenage pregnancy, early marriage and rape have been occurring rapidly and that they thought it  wise to take the sensitization in that part of the country, so that people could get awareness on the dangers of the practices.

Sr. Rita O.  Ogbusu said it has been proven that teenage pregnancy is one of the highest forms of child abuse in Sierra Leone, noting that there were many cases of irresponsible sexual activities giving rise to child fathers and mothers.

“I feel frustrated whenever I witnessed cases of teenage pregnancy, early marriage, rape and any other forms of abuse against children in the country. As a result, I started campaigning against Teenage Pregnancy, Girl-Child Marriage and other forms of child abuses by organizing the meeting of Stakeholders of the communities,” she said.

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