Alarming Pregnancy Rates Interfere with Schooling
It was recently revealed that at Molautsi Secondary School in Limpopo, South Africa, there are 27 pregnant girls in grades 10, 11, and 12, and one pupil revealed that they call these men “blessers” and are known to lure girls in by giving them free alcohol at taverns. An education department spokesman is alarmed by the situation, expressing the need to raise more awareness inside and outside our schools. One resident believes that pupils are too afraid to go to the nearby health facility to get contraceptives, as they have heard stories about nurses insulting young girls, while others blame parents for projecting their responsibilities onto teachers.
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