By Ndungu Gachane
A group of University students have launched an intensive sex education campaign in bid to curb teenage pregnancies that have been occasioned due to indefinite closure of schools due to Covid-19 pandemic.
The program dubbed Niache Nikomae Initiative seeks to enlighten Primary and Secondary school students on abstinence, comprehensive sex education, clinic based family education, parents involvement focus among other issues to ensure that the pupils get timely real and factual information about sex and romantic behaviors.
On Friday the group dubbed Jolyne led by Nyokabi Githaiga, the founder, had a date with over 50 students at Kihoya village in Kangema where they took them through sex education before issuing pads and panties to the underage girls.
“The comprehensive sex education focuses on improving reproductive health outcomes such as preventing pregnancy or increasing Sexual Transmitted Infections (STI) knowledge,” she said after the event.
She said the abstinence education seeks to promote abstinence beliefs and attitudes by emphasizing their goals and beliefs.
On his part Mr Peter Muhia a member said the clinical based family education will focus on parents’ involvement in the child parent relationship particularly on communication about sexual behavior and healthy romantic relationships.
He added that they are also incorporating youth development programs to increase pro- social behaviour amongst teens.
“Youth development programs is primarily designed to increase pro social behaviour, positive relationships and school achievements,” he said.