Some youth from Mandevu township drinking beer
Some youth from Mandevu township drinking beer

The Ministry of Youth and Sport is in the process of developing a comprehensive sexuality education curriculum targeting youths aged between 10 and 24 years who are out of school.

The ministry has since engaged two consultants to help with developing the sexuality education curriculum.

Youth and Sport Permanent Secretary Agnes Musunga observed that youths who are out of school have a higher chance of engaging in sexual activities hence the need to equip them with information and skills on sexual reproductive health.

Ms. Musunga said in a speech read on her behalf by Director for Youth Collins Mulonda that lack of sexuality education curriculum for out of school youths has exposed them to HIV and unplanned pregnancies.

She was speaking in Lusaka today during a stakeholders’ consultation on development of the out of school youth curriculum.

She stressed that once the curriculum is developed, it will help address the challenges faced by adolescents and youths who are out of school.

And speaking earlier, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Deputy Representative Chinwe Ogbonna said the development of the curriculum will help address the many challenges faced by youths who are out of school.

Ms. Ogbonna has since congratulated government for initiating the development of the curriculum which she said will address the sexual reproductive health challenges of the youths that are out of school.

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  1. More proxy projects to siphon money.

    Why not put all effort in making sure these youths are in school in the first place?

    The fact is even those in school do get pregnant and contract HIV. There are no numbers to suggest where this problem is worse.

    So if you want to educate anyone, let it be the whole country via proven means.

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