Teenage pregnancy and drug abuse highlighted at outreach programme

MANKWENG – Children today have many pitfalls they have to overcome in order to become successful adults, and to help them reach these goals Bowels of Mercy and Christ the King Academy held a teenage pregnancy and drug abuse awareness outreach.

The outreach programme aimed to inform the youth about the dangers of unprotected sex such as teenage pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases such as HIV/aids as well as the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse.

Jacob Bopape from the Mankweng Youth Development was the master of ceremonies while pastor Mary Chauke from Bowel of Mercy welcomed the guests.

Bowel of Mercy is an organisation that provides assistance to the youth in communities through counselling, skills training, mentorship, job creation, opportunities and developing projects.

Mary added they also aim to teach the youth in the community computer literacy to assist them when applying for jobs or to tertiary institutions to further their studies.

To assist with the drug and alcohol awareness, Karabo Murca from Sanca explained to the Gr 7 and 8 learners how easy it is to become addicted but how difficult it is to stop.

Among the plans Bowel of Mercy have for the future, is to open a rehabilitation and training centre to assist the community with skills development.

To get involved with Bowel of Mercy or for more information, send a WhatsApp to 083 580 2747 or send an e-mail to [email protected].

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Itumeleng Sebola

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