Why Abstinence?

Abstinence is the most effective way to avoid HIV/STI infections and teenage pregnancy. In order to practice abstinence, you will need to develop life skills and make choices that help you abstain. Staying abstinent is a choice you reinforce everyday.

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Girls should not fear or worry when they find blood in their knickers, dress or bed. This is normal and part of growing up. It means that they have started their menstruation, also referred to as menses. Talk to a parent, guardian, peers or teacher for advice and support. Visit a clinic of your choice to explore more about menses & menstrual hygiene.

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Its true! School can be fun. Learning new things is fun. Exploring new ideas is fun. Succeeding in your classes is fun. Excelling in your extracurricular activities is fun. Even eating school lunch with your friends is fun. But most important is that staying in school will help you to shape the person that you want to become! Stay in school!!

     

Are boys who do not grow beards not men?

You don’t have to worry! Your beard is determined by many factors, such as race and genes. Sometimes growth can occur early and sometimes may occur late. Most boys do not finish developing a full adult beard until their early twenties or later. Click here to find out more about body changes in boys..

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End Female Genital Mutilation!
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Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is a violations of a girl’s human right!! It involves traditional rituals of cutting and removing parts of the female sexual organs for cultural or non-medical reasons and these may have adverse effects on female adolescents.

It is usually done during infancy, childhood or adolescence and is done in bushes, under trees or in people’s homes by traditional circumcisers or traditional birth attendants (TBAs). If you are being exploited by any individual to carry out this practice, seek help from a trusted adult or visit a health worker for help in  clinic near you.

 

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Money Saving Tips
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Personal financial discipline is a good attribute for any individual. Getting into the habit of setting money aside when you’re young can be very instrumental in nurturing a lifetime long savings culture. For a savings culture to be nurtured more easily, set a goal or have compelling reasons for you to save some of your spending money. Start with short term goals and grow your habit as you go along.

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Is it normal to have wet dreams?
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A wet dream is when semen is discharged from the penis during ejaculation while a boy, usually of adolescent age and older, is asleep. Semen is a combination of seminal fluid and sperms. There is nothing unhealthy or wrong about ejaculating while you are asleep. It tends to happen to boys going through puberty, and the frequency reduces as you grow older. Wet dreams do not mean you are necessarily ready to engage in sex, but they are a sign that you can make a girl pregnant. If you experience a wet dream, clean up yourself and your bed.

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