Save the Children condemns act
Save the Children has condemned the minors’ act, saying this was improper behaviour, especially in a school environment.
The organisation’s Advocacy and Communications Officer, Lusito Tsela said such an act puts the minors at risk of acquiring sexually transmitted infections including HIV and AIDS. He added that by engaging in sexual intercourse, the girl might fall pregnant which may result in her dropping out of school.
Tsela said even the boy also could drop out of school should he impregnate the girl as he would be expected to go look for work to feed the child. He noted that such would have a negative impact on their future.
Furthermore, Tsela mentioned the importance of equipping children with sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) information.
However, Tsela was quick to clarify that such information given to the children should be age appropriate. He added that SRHR would make children understand their bodies better on how they (bodies) react.
SRHR is known in schools as life skills education.
Tsela also pointed out that the ministry of education and training should strengthen the teaching of life skills education in schools.
The mouthpiece added that it was important for children to have people trained on the subject to teach them about SRHR. followed up.
He stressed that what would make things easier was that the issue had already been deliberated on other structures. would help poor pupils. It is not mine and it would not be used in school maintenance,” he clarified.
Furthermore, Malindzisa went on to state that the E500 was paid to the school account at the bank.
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Elulakeni Primary School where the two minors said to have engaged in sexual intercourse. are